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Johnston joins Factory Vauxhall Team

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Johnston joins Factory Vauxhall Team thumbnailFintona rally co-driver, Aaron Johnston, has signed his first official works contract with the Factory Vauxhall Motorsport Rally Team for the 2017 Prestone British Rally Championship.

FINTONA rally co-driver Aaron Johnston has signed his first official works contract with the Factory Vauxhall Motorsport Rally Team for the 2017 Prestone British Rally Championship.

Aaron, who is currently one of only six participants in the Motorsports Association Academy Programme for Elite Young Co-Drivers, will partner Australia's Arron Windus for a full campaign of this year's Junior Category in their Vauxhall Adam R2.

After a strong year in 2016 alongside Castlederg's Adam Bustard, the opportunity was presented to Johnston by the Vauxhall Team.

“When I got the phone call in mid-December I was shocked at the opportunity presented to me, it was definitely an early Christmas present! "It's a dream come true to be offered the chance to join a full factory rally team. Especially when the team are the reigning British Junior Championships.

"I am thrilled and fully committed to return the faith installed in me for the year ahead. The goal is simple, to win," said Aaron

“I am really looking forward to working with everyone at Vauxhall Motorsport but most of all with my new driver Arron.

"I hope with my experience I can guide Arron to the results he deserves. Arron is blistering quick and together I am very confident we will be fighting for podiums at every event this year.

“There has been a lot of work carried out behind closed doors to get this far, but the work is only beginning."

Round one of seven begins on March 17 at the Border Counties Rally in Scotland. The series then visits England, Wales, Ireland and Belgium. To keep up to date, 'like' Aaron Johnston Co-Driver on Facebook.  

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