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Change of fortune required for Parpottas in European battle…. After the disappointment of a non-finish at last month’s Sata Rallye Acores, FIA Junior European Rally Championship contender Alex Parpottas will head to the Geko Ypres Rally in Belgium this weekend in an attempt to right the wrongs of his unlucky rally ending incident at the harsh gravel event in the North Atlantic Ocean. With possibly the best Junior entry, the 20 year old from Hoddesdon will have to call on his many years’ experience of asphalt rallying if he is to challenge some of the best young rally stars in the world who will all be aiming to top the time sheets on the popular central European event . Piloting his Buzz Sweets, Kicks & Cotton Ford Fiesta R2 with regular co-driver Alex Kihurani, Parpottas is looking forward to his first taste of closed road rallying in Belgium, but is well aware of the importance of a good result on the event, his third ERC round in 2014. With an impressive pace on the Circuit of Ireland which netted a podium result in the Junior category earlier this year, there is a renewed bout of optimism in the team for a good result on this world famous event.

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Parpottas says “We had a nightmare of an event in Acores. Our rally retirement was disappointing especially as it took so much work just to get us to the event. But in truth, that is all behind us now and we are totally focused on the task in hand, I’ve heard so much about this rally it will be fantastic to be competing on some of the greatest roads in Europe.” Parpottas is now seventh in the Junior title chase and with 15 ERC Junior drivers making the trip to Ypres, Parpottas has not underestimated the task in hand. “There is a huge Junior entry this weekend which means we have some fantastic competition ahead of us” says Parpottas. “I know I have some good pace on asphalt but it’s still not going to help when there are 14 others who think the same and will be trying as hard as we are. It will be important to have a good set of pace notes whilst using clean and tidy lines, I`ve heard the Belgium ditches can bite back! It’s a great opportunity and the welcome in the towns and cities is the best in world, everyone gets behind the rally, I can’t wait.” The two day event starts on Friday 21st June at around 4pm and runs well into the darkness that night. Over 300 kilometres of special stages around the closed public roads of Leper are in store for the competitors with a ceremonial finish in the city centre just before Midnight on the Saturday. Alex is supported by Buzz Sweets and Kicks and Cotton.

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Alex Parpottas aims for change of fortune in European battle