Filip Mareš went sprinting to prepare for the resumption of his FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship bid in Poland this week.
The ACCR Czech Team driver took part on Rally Pačejov, a rally sprint event in his homeland last weekend, where finished third in class in the familiar Peugeot 208 R2 he shares with co-driver Jan Hloušek.
After a podium in the Azores, Mareš suffered an agonising late exit in Gran Canaria due to an electrical fault.
“My target is to finish with a good result,” he said. “We have been doing some rallies in Czech Republic since Gran Canaria. In fact, we did Rally Pačejov before Rally Rzeszow as our test. Hopefully the set-up work will be good for Poland because the stages seem similar to what we have in Czech Republic based on what we have seen from looking at videos and from information we have gathered from other crews. I think the stages will be my cup of tea so hopefully it will be a good rally for us.”
Dominik Brož partners Mareš in a second ACCR Czech Team Peugeot co-driven by Petr Těšínský. Like his countryman and team-mate, Rally Rzeszow is all-new to Brož, who said: “It’s going to be very hard because the competition is very big in the ERC and that is why my preparations are also very big. Since Rally Islas Canarias I have done one rally in Czech Republic and I have spent time with my co-driver doing some practice. I don’t know what result we can get – we will have to see.”