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Jos Verstappen set for rally debut

Jos Verstappen set for rally debut

Jos Verstappen set for rally debut

Jos Verstappen set for rally debut

Jos Verstappen is set to make his rally debut later this month when he competes in the Rally of Haspengouw in Belgium.

The father of F1 champion Max will get behind the wheel of a DG Sport Competition-prepared Citroen C3 R5 Rally2 car on February 26.

The former F1 driver was set to feature in last year's Drenthe Rally in Assen, only for that appearance to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

In an interview on Verstappen.com, Jos said: "I am really looking forward to it and I have noticed that I really like rallying, especially because it's very unpredictable.

"Of course, I am very driven by nature and I have the support of a top team, but I will have to find my own limits again, together with my navigator.

"I want to get it right, but the reason I am stepping into this rally adventure is that it brings me joy.

"Rally driving is really done on experience. Gaining this experience will be the biggest challenge.

"This is not comparable to anything from my motorsport career. For me, everything is new, from the car to the method of working, creating and using pace notes, listening to instructions whilst driving and getting to know all the stages.

"There is no, or very little, opportunity to explore the circuit, so you have to be up to speed right away, whilst on the other hand avoiding unnecessary risks."

Experienced Belgian co-driver Kris Botson will sit alongside Verstappen.

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