Nikara takes a Japanese co-driver
- 12th January 2017, 9:24pm
Japanese lady co-driver, Sayaka Adachi, winning co-driver of 13 rounds of the Japanese national championship with champion driver Norihiko Katsuta, is to return to Europe, resuming a programme in which she had previously co-driven Norihiko’s son Takamoto.
This will be part of the new Toyota Gazoo Rally Challenge project. She will now co-drive Jarkko Nikara in the seven round Finnish championship this year in a Subaru.
30-year old Nikara was part of the WRC Pirelli Star Driver team in 2009, but otherwise has little rallying experience outside his native Finland.
The best result of his career, however, was finishing fifth on the 2012 Catalunya Rally in a Mini WRC.
- Martin Holmes
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