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20-year old Finn, Juuso Nordgren, will be the first young gun to drive a Skoda Fabia R5 as part of the company’s new search for talented young drivers. .Nordgren and co-driver, Tapio Suominen, will will compete at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rallye de España, the Spanish round of the World Rally Championship (WRC).
“After prematurely winning the title in the WRC 2 category of the World Rally Championship, we are now looking for young talented drivers,” Skoda Motorsport boss Michal Hrabánek said.
“This Young Drivers Program will be launched at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rallye de España and will continue with testing promising new talents like Juuso Nordgren. He attracted our attention as a young driver with an interesting potential.” Juuso Nordgren was born in Karkkila, a village in the northwest of Helsinki, an area where rally legend Markku Alén comes from. In 2015 Nordgren became Finnish Junior Champion and was named “Future Rally Star of Finland 2016”. During Rally Finland 2017 he won four stages driving a private Fabia R5. “I’m so grateful to Skoda for putting so much faith in me and giving me this amazing opportunity,” Nordgren said. The Finn will start at Catalunya alongside Skoda factory team regular Jan Kopecký.
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