Chennai, August 19, 2023 Crew MRF Tyres are the brand new 2023 FIA European Rally Champions. Crew MRF Tyres scored a historic double as they secured this 12 months’s title with two rounds to spare of the eight spherical 2023 FIA ERC Championship.
With this win, MRF Tyres asserts their dominance in World Rallying championships developing trumps in opposition to different globally famend tyre firms. MRF Tyres reigns supreme having emerged victorious each on gravel and asphalt surfaces.
Crew MRF efficiently defended its 2022 workforce’s crown in what has been a hard-fought season with MRF Tyres taking up, and profitable, in opposition to the established International MNC rally tyre producers. Having dominated within the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championships for 9 wins, MRF Tyres set its sights on rallying within the prime ranges of European competitors and joined the FIA ERC in 2020. With an intensive product improvement technique, MRF Tyres quickly began profitable levels, rallies, and championships. This second championship win within the ERC is proof of the standard, efficiency and resilience of MRF Tyres.
Crew MRF Tyres entered the 2023 FIA ERC season with excessive hopes after a championship profitable efficiency in 2022 and it was instantly clear that any outcome must be earned, as the sector was one hardest in years.
The season began properly with a podium for Efrén Llarena and Sara Fernandez within the Rally Islas Canarias. After the rostrum success in Spain, the season moved to the quick gravel levels of Rally Liepaja and Rally Poland and Martins Sesks with Renars Francis would dominate these two quick rallies. Each rallies demanded absolute precision and confidence from the motive force and the tyre, with the MRF product performing faultlessly all through the occasions.
The back-to-back wins put Crew MRF Tyres within the prime place for the Crew’s Championship, which was additional solidified with one other podium within the first Royal Rally of Scandinavia. With stable factors, together with very important Powerstage factors for Simone Campedelli and Tania Canton on the Rally di Roma Capitale, the purpose of a second Crew’s Championship was achieved. To underline MRF Tyres’ success, the second workforce, the MRF Tyres Vendor Crew sits third within the standings, having taken podiums with Mads Ostberg and Patrik Barth, together with stage wins for Andrea Mabellini and Virigina Lenzi.
With two wins and two podiums in six rallies for Crew MRF Tyres, it has undoubtedly been a 12 months of sheer dominance.
The workforce, nevertheless, won’t again off in its pursuit of success in prime line rallying in Europe. There are two rounds of the FIA ERC remaining, and the dedication to competitors has by no means been stronger. The 2023 Crew’s Championship sits alongside 2022 FIA ERC driver’s and workforce’s championship, together with championships from the Italian gravel and tarmac championship from 2021 and 2022 and the 2021 Finnish Rally Championship.
Arun Mammen, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, MRF Ltd.
“I’m extraordinarily pleased with the success achieved by MRF Tyres within the 2023 FIA European Rally Championship. As India’s main tyre producer we regarded to take India to the world stage and compete within the hardest rally competitions on the earth. We knew it might take dedication and dedication to succeed and to do it as soon as was a problem, to again up that success in 2023 proves the expertise and talent of your entire workforce at MRF Tyres. I wish to prolong my congratulations to the workforce and I look ahead to our future challenges.”
Martins Sesks, driver, Crew MRF Tyres
“We got here into this 12 months realizing that it might be a problem. Within the FIA European Rally Championship, it’s important to earn each outcome, as the standard of the groups and the drivers may be very excessive. I’ve been proud to signify MRF Tyres within the Championship and having the ability to stand on the highest step of the rostrum after profitable at residence in Latvia and in Poland, has made me extraordinarily proud. I wish to thank and I might additionally congratulate everybody at MRF Tyres for this Championship success.”
Efrén Llarena, driver, Crew MRF Tyres
“I’m proud to have been part of Crew MRF Tyres for the final couple of seasons and to be part of their championship title success. As a workforce, we now have put in a lot onerous work and we’re all the time making an attempt to enhance, making an attempt new concepts and on the lookout for the additional tenths of seconds. You simply have to have a look at the dedication of everybody at MRF Tyres, and also you perceive that this Championship didn’t come by probability, however by onerous work. I wish to thank and congratulate your entire MRF Tyres workforce.”
Simone Campedelli, driver, Crew MRF Tyres
“It has been a troublesome and rewarding season with MRF Tyres and it has been nice to be part of the Championship success. The testing and energy that has gone into the success from your entire workforce is obvious. The success we now have achieved throughout Europe makes it clear that MRF Tyres will play an necessary function in the way forward for European rallying. Congratulations to everybody within the workforce.”