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GP Week : Issue 41
>>WRCINSIGHT Rally life ... at 18! and become a member of a world championship factory team, and go for the chance to become world champion.” 2 008 was to be a serious learning season. Evgeniy had the chance of driving four different types of rally car – Subaru Impreza N12, Impreza N14, Mitsubishi Evo and a Peugeot 207 S2000). Alexey: “It was a decision of our team (called E-Art) to gain as much experience within the shortest period of time. At the beginning Evgeniy preferred the Subaru cars which felt were so good when you were sliding. “Later he changed his mind and felt that with the Mitsubishi one could go faster because the Evo did not like sliding through corners so much, and you were not so committed to a precise line. “Behind the chance to make such a decision the most important thing for the team was that we realised that he could feel the difference. The Super 2000 drive was essentially really just to give him the chance of comparative experience, to understand the future development in motorsport.” 2009 has seen a huge step forward in his career, with the chance of competing in a World Rally Car on eight of the 12 World Championship events around the world in the official Citroen Junior Team. There was another major decision to be taken – should he be running in a Subaru, Ford or a Citroen? They had to test them all to find out. The team had an horrendous time before Wales Rally GB when Evgeniy went to test- drive a C4 WRC in Wales, then drove up to Cumbria to test drive a Focus WRC the following day. In the end they arrived in Cockermouth at 0700 the next morning, without any sleep, and Evgeniy had to drive the Focus two hours later! “Evgeniy immediately noticed that the cars were different, but in the end they were potentially as good as 39