Hela 19 bilar är anmälda till JWRC-klassen i Rally Sweden. Där bland svenskt deltagande med MIlle Johansson och Johan Grönvall.
De gasglada ungdomarna brukar bjuda publiken på underhållning när de testar isigt underlag och stora snövallars hållfasthet. Bland alla deltagare från runt om i världen så är det även svenskt deltagande i form av Mille Johansson och Johan Grönvall. Läs mer Mille Johansson gör sin debut i Rally-VM när han kör i JVM -klassen i Rally Sweden.
Förar- och co-driver-presentation på engelska.
Nataniel Bruun (BOL) / Pablo Olmos (ARG)
At just 18 years old, Bruun is the youngest driver in the FIA Junior WRC field. He has rallied a Kia Rio Proto extensively in his native Bolivia and posted a top-three stage time on his FIA Junior WRC debut in Greece last year.
Eamonn Kelly (IRL) / Conor Mohan (IRL)
Kelly graduated to FIA Junior WRC in 2023 having claimed the Junior British Rally Championship title the previous year. A consistent drive earned him his sole victory on what was only his second WRC rally in Croatia.
Diego Dominguez (PRY) / Rogelio Peñate (ESP)
One of the most experienced drivers in the field, Dominguez celebrated podium finishes on four out of five events in 2023. He finished runner-up to William Creighton, falling short of the title by just eight points.
Gerardo Rosselot Valenzuela (CHL) / Marcelo Brizio (ARG)
Rosselot made his FIA World Rally Championship debut on home soil last year in Chile. Like many of his peers, he has never rallied on snow before and will complete a pre-event test in Rovaniemi, Finland, ahead of round one in Sweden.
Raúl Hernández (ESP) / José Murado (ESP)
Hailing from Lanzarote, Hernández was named as the ‘Best Driver in the Canary Islands 2022’. He started three Junior WRC rounds in 2023, a fifth-place finish in Sweden being his best result.
Roberto Blach (ESP) / Mauro Barreiro (ESP)
Having claimed multiple national titles in his native Spain, Blach graduated to Junior WRC in 2023 and finished fourth in the series. A trio of fastest stage times in Croatia were proof of the 27-year-old’s impressive speed on asphalt.
Tom Rensonnet (BEL) / Loïc Dumont (BEL)
One of Belgium’s brightest young stars, Rensonnet hopes to follow in the footsteps of his countryman and current WRC driver Thierry Neuville. Podiums in Croatia and Greece last year were highlights during his debut season.
Jakub Matulka (POL) / Daniel Dymurski (POL)
Brand-new to Junior WRC but with plenty of experience in the Fiesta Rally3, Matulka has been driving M-Sport-built machinery since very early in his career. He started an impressive 17 rallies in 2023 and finished second overall in the ERC3 championship.
Petr Borodin (KAZ) / Roman Cheprassov (KAZ)
Borodin dipped his toe into WRC competition during 2023 when he drove a Fiesta Rally3 in Finland as well as at Central European Rally. He has claimed numerous outright victories on national rallies in his native Kazakhstan.
Bruno Bulacia (BOL) / Gabriel Morales (BRA)
With impressive speed and South American flair, Bulacia has been competing regularly in WRC2 over the past two years. The 2024 season marks his first foray into Junior WRC. He is the younger brother of fellow WRC2 regular Marco.
Abdullah Al-Rawahi (OMN) / Ata Al-Hmoud (JOR)
Al-Rawahi, who hails from Oman, is the reigning FIA Middle East Rally Champion. He became the first driver to share the title after he tied for points in a dead heat with multiple MERC champion Nasser Al-Attiyah.
Fabio Schwarz (DEU) / Bernhard Ettel (AUT)
Son of former works driver and WRC rally winner Armin, Schwarz boasts vast experience despite being just 18 years old. He steps up to Junior WRC in 2024 having previously competed in events across Latvia, Estonia and his native Germany.
Mille Johansson (SWE) / Johan Grönvall (SWE)
A product of the FIA Junior ERC, 2024 marks Johansson’s debut in Junior WRC. In 2023 he successfully campaigned a front-wheel drive Ford Fiesta Rally4.
Norbert Maior (ROU) / Francesca Maior (ROU)
Brother and sister duo Norbert and Francesca Maior earned their place in this year’s championship by securing the FIA Junior ERC title in 2023. They have not previously competed on the world stage.
Taylor Gill (AUS) / Daniel Brkic (AUS)
Coming all the way from Australia, Gill is one of four new entrants from the FIA Rally Star programme. In 2023 – his first year of international competition, the 20-year-old finished every rally he started.
Romet Jürgenson (EST) / Siim Oja (EST)
Winner of FIA Rally Star’s European competition, Jürgenson showed blistering speed when he drove a Fiesta Rally3 on various rallies across Europe in 2023. His best result – third overall at MAHLE Rally Nova Gorica – saw him outperform several drivers with Rally2 cars.
Max Smart (ZAF) / Cameron Fair (GBR)
Smart began his career in motocross but switched to rallying after winning FIA Rally Star’s African continental final in 2022. He is co-driven by Cameron Fair, who guided Jon Armstrong to last year’s ERC3 championship title.
Jose ’Abito’ Caparó (PER) / Esther Gutierrez (ESP)
Like Smart, Caparó had never rallied before he won the FIA Rally Star American final. Impressive performances in 2023 earned the Peruvian a place in this year’s Junior WRC and he has new co-driver Esther Guitierrez alongside.
André Martinez (PER) / Guillermo Sierra Ovalle (PER)
Martinez is another newcomer to Junior WRC. He made his FIA World Rally Championship debut at last year’s Rally Chile Bío Bio where he finished 25th overall and 12th in his class.