The young blood Pepe Arqué makes his first steps in rallycross.
Pepe Arqué means desire, talent and future. The young Catalan Car Cross driver is one of the main names of that specialty and climbed to the third step of the podium in the CatalunyaRX 2019 held last April.
But his ambition goes beyond carcross and this past weekend he took the first step inside a ralllycross car. Specifically in the 5th round of the RX Academy season held in Kouvola (Finland).
The first experience was satisfactory for our pilot as he managed to sneak into the final and finish in a more than meritorious 6th place fighting with the most promising youngsters in this sport. Pepe wanted to tell us his feelings with a chronicle written by himself.
“This week I have lived an unforgettable experience for my automobile career. I have learned a lot in many aspects, both about the world of rallycross (cars, mixed circuits and jumps, joker lap, strategies …) and mental and physical preparation For this discipline.
The 5th and first test for me of the RX Academy has been played in one of the best rallycross circuits in Europe, the Kouvola circuit (Finland).
The high level of the Nordic riders on fast and sliding tracks have not made things easy for us, yet trying not to make mistakes we improved the pace in each of the Q’s. Despite not knowing the car and carrying a few kilometers with these types of vehicles, we managed to pass the semifinals, to reach the final and get a sensational P6.
The RX Academy team has done an exceptional job, the Renault Clío RS RX totally identical for each driver has worked perfectly, they are fast and fun.
The next appointment will be in Tierp (Sweden) in which with a little more filming we will try to reach the final again and fight for the podium.
Sincerely thank all your messages of support and expressions of affection.
To also thank all those who have made this new experience possible in the world of Rallycross.”
This has been the first step of many, and we want Pepe to give us many joys in the future of rallycross. From here we want to congratulate you for that great result and wish you luck in the face of the next adventures on top of an RX car!