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Cook ready to launch PWRC campaign

Louise Cook gets set to start her PWRC campaign in Monte Carlo
British driver Louise Cook is preparing to kick-start her World Rally Championship career after confirming her entry into the two-wheel drive section of the PWRC.

The British Female Rally Champion took second in the Fiesta Sport Trophy UK last season and will now make the move into the WRC running under the Rally Team GB banner.

Her first outing will come on the famous Monte Carlo Rally next month, but Cook admits the pressure is on to secure the budget for her entire programme due to the non-appearance fines in place in the series.

“The World Rally Championship has been my aim since the start,” she said. “The sooner I am on those stages learning and gaining experience, the better. The scariest thing is the non appearance fine, if I do not make it to any one of the rounds, I face a fine from the FIA of over £20,000 and the loss of my rally license until it is paid, I would literally be bust!

“It is a huge amount to find, I might have to replace my race boots with roller skates to get around a lot more industrial estates and try to get businesses support. There are a lot of nice people in Britain and any amount of support soon adds up. In the WRC we can offer a lot more opportunities for partners being in the world's top flight, all be it the bottom rung of the ladder for now.”


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