Codemasters is delighted to formally announce that Rally Consultant and full-time team member Jon Armstrong will be competing in the opening round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, taking place at Galway International Rally this weekend.
Beginning on the 9th February, Jon will be tackling the stages with his co-driver Noel O’Sullivan in a Ford Fiesta R5. Backed primarily by Codemasters and running a bespoke DiRT Rally 2.0 livery, the dynamic duo from Northern Ireland will be competing against a 25+ strong R5 class – including one team piloted by WRC driver Craig Breen and co-driver Paul Nagle.
We’re also very excited to exclusively reveal the livery that the Ford Fiesta R5 will be running in the event, which will be available in-game later this year:
Jon is also supported by a number of awesome sponsors who have helped make this happen – you can spot each company on the livery, but we want to give these guys a huge thank you right here, right now! So huge thanks must go to Thrustmaster, Playseat, Woodland, FDR Car Sales & Services, and Wind Turbine Engineering Ltd.
“I first drove the Fiesta R5 at Rally Germany in 2017, and have been playing it in-game for the last few months,” said Jon Armstrong. “To be behind the wheel of a real one again is a really cool opportunity. I’m so grateful to Codemasters and all of my sponsors for making it happen – the competition is stiff, but I’m going to give it my all.”