2022-02-27 16:00Pressmeddelande

Furios battle when Armstrong clinched the JWRC victory

Jon Armstrong and co-driver Brian Hoy won the JWRC in Rally Sweden. Foto: Benjamin Aleksander Ward/McKlein/Rally SwedenJon Armstrong and co-driver Brian Hoy won the JWRC in Rally Sweden. Foto: Benjamin Aleksander Ward/McKlein/Rally Sweden

The Junior World Rally Championship in Rally Sweden became a furious battle between Lauri Joona, Finland, and Jon Armstrong, Great Britain. The Briton won with just 2.7 seconds. 

Jon Armstrong and Lauri Joon dominated the JWRC in Rally Sweden almost from the start. Lauri Joona overtook the overall lead at stage three from Sami Pajari and after that the first place in the summary went back and forth between Joona and Armstrong.
Armstrong headed in to Sundays final four stages with a 3.5 seconds lead. 

Joona overtook the lead on SS16 with 0.5 seconds, but Armstrong replied immediately on SS17. He clinched the first place on SS17 and extended the lead on SS18 and headed in to the final stage with a 3.5 seconds lead. 

At the SS19 Sarsjöliden Jon Armstrong made no mistakes. Lauri Joona was 0.3 seconds faster but that wasn´t enough to push Armstrong from the first place. 

"I'm a bit surprised. First of all, I did not think I would starting the season it all came together very late, so I was just happy to start. But the feeling was good at Shakedown and on Friday we made more progress. The fight against Joona was very intense, I never think I have had such a tough fight against anyone before", Armstrong says. 

Top 3 - JWRC
1) Jon Armstrong, 2.24.31,1
2) Lauri Joona, +2.7
3) William Craighton, +2.22.5


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