This year, Andreas Aigner will tackle six events of the new European Rally Championship, paired with new co-driver Jürgen Heigl and driving a Stohl Racing prepared Subaru Impreza STi R4.
Aigner’s first event of the season will be upcoming Rally Islas Canarias, where he will join host of other stars, such as Robert Kubica and Craig Breen. Aigner’s main goal in 2013 will be Production Car cup title.
After Islas Canarias event, Aigner will compete in Geko Ypres Rally in Belgium, Rally San Marino, romanian Sibiu Rally, Barum Czech Rally in Zlin and Croatia Rally in Poreč.
“Our job is to be faster than our competitors and to win the Production Car Cup this year,” said Aigner, who will link up with new co-driver Jürgen Heig “Jürgen doesn’t have a huge international experience, he did a few international events, but he is extremely ambitious and accurate and for sure he will adapt himself quickly to my speed and way of driving,” said Aigner. “I´m also sure that we have no disadvantage because of testing only one time before the first event. Stohl Racing and suspension partner Tein will bring an absolutely perfectly prepared Subaru to Gran Canaria.”
I remember someone saying European Rally Championship cannot really compete with World Rally Championship in terms of drivers quality. Well, Kubica, Breen, Delecour, Aigner, Kopecky are pretty strong names, don’t you think?