- Rally di Roma Capitale served as the first test for MRF’s new rally-spec tyres on tarmac
- Breen beat Tempestini by 1.3sec to take 4th place
MRF Tyres enjoyed a successful maiden outing in the European Rally Championship (ERC), with both its drivers completing the 2020 season-opening Rally di Roma Capitale in the top 10. Irish racer Craig Breen, along with co-driver Paul Nagle, led the charge for the team, securing a 4th-place finish. Meanwhile, the Finnish duo of Emil Lindholm and Mikael Korhonen finished 10th overall.
After competing in select rounds of the World Rally Championship 2 (WRC2) in 2018, the Indian tyre manufacturer had taken 2019 off to work on developing its rally-spec tyres, and this is its first-ever full season competing in a rally championship in Europe.
Going into Rally di Roma Capitale, MRF was looking to gather valuable data…