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SWRC: Symtech Racing confirms S2000 entry

18 January 2010

Symtech Racing has confirmed that it will enter a car into the new S2000 World Rally Championship for the 2010 season.

The team will field a Ford Fiesta for former JWRC runner Michal Kosciuszko, who will make the step up from the Junior series with backing from LOTOS Dynamic.

"It's obviously the right time to get involved in Super 2000, as we all believe that this class is going to be a great success,” Symtech's Dirk Van der Sluys said. “We quickly settled on a Ford Fiesta as our car of choice, as the help offered by M-Sport on the SWRC programme was a key factor. Not to mention our belief that our compatriot Christian Loriaux has designed another gem of a rally car!

“We're delighted to be working with Michal Kosciuszko and his co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak, who have both accumulated a great deal of experience all over the world, as can be seen from their well-deserved collection of JWRC victories."

Kosciuszko himself said he was excited by the new venture.

"Together with our sponsor LOTOS Dynamic, we've been working hard with Symytech Racing to make this exciting long term SWRC programme a reality,” he said. “We're feeling very confident that we will be able to play a key role in the action.

“Our choice of Symtech Racing from Belgium stems from their wide experience of international events and the professionalism that they continually demonstrated throughout 2009 in the Polish Rally Championship. We're going to start our programme in Mexico, and then continue with Jordan, Portugal, Finland, Germany, France and Great Britain."