Wed 08 May 2024

Pleskovas hopes new format will play in his favour in 2024

Paulius Pleskovas has confirmed he will contest his third full campaign in the FIA European Rallycross Championship this year, as the Lithuanian aims to reach the final as often as possible in the high-calibre Euro RX1 field.

Pleskovas has already featured in the final twice since debuting on the European scene in 2017 – at Höljes in 2019 and Spa-Francorchamps two years later. He has scored points in almost half of his 27 appearances to-date in Euro RX’s top-tier, with a best championship finish of 14th in both 2019 and 2020.

Competing under the TSK Baltijos Sportas banner, the 46-year-old traded his Ford Fiesta for a Škoda Fabia last season, and with the support of loyal title partners Klasera, Baltic Auto and Transkona, he will return to the track behind the wheel of the Czech machine with his sights set on climbing Euro RX1’s pecking-order in 2024.

“Last year, we were more focussed on dialling the car in and establishing the right set-ups for the different circuits and conditions,” explained Pleskovas, a multiple rallycross and autocross champion in his homeland and the Baltic states.

“We know the Škoda is competitive, so we are aiming to carry over what we learnt last year to be faster and more consistent. The target for the upcoming season is to improve our results from last year, reach as many finals as we can and let’s see if maybe the new points-scoring system (with championship points now awarded in every race) could play to our advantage...”

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