Grégoire Munster To Compete The Central European Rally In A Rally1 Car

October 9, 2023Joe Moore

The entry list for the Central European Rally has been released. Grégoire Munster is set to compete for the second time in a Rally1 car at the event. 

Another Chance

Grégoire Munster will get another chance in a Rally1 car at the first-ever Central European Rally. Munster got a chance to drive a Rally1 car at Rally Chile BioBio courtesy of his friend Jourdan Serderidis. Why is Munster getting another chance? And what does this mean for the Luxembourgish driver? 

Why Is Munster Getting Another Drive?

The car Munster drove in Chile and will drive at the Central European Rally is owned by Serderidis. Meaning it’s his choice who drives the car and when. Munster had a decently good showing at Rally Chile BioBio. Sure he was still seconds off the pace of the other Rally1 drivers, besides Alberto Heller who was also making his Rally1 debut at the event. Munster probably would’ve had a top-10 result if it wasn’t for a double puncture on the second day of the event. Coincidentally Munster will be the only Rally1 driver with experience at the event’s three locations. As Munster has competed at rallies in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. 

What This Means For Munster

What another drive in a Rally1 car will mean for Munster will be determined in some time. However, we can make some guesses as to where it will lead. Munster has said he is using the events in the Rally1 car to gain knowledge to become more competitive in WRC2. As he is lacking top-class knowledge that guys like Oliver Solberg and Andreas Mikkelsen have. On the flip side what could come from this may have nothing to do with WRC2 at all. As M-Sport has no signed drivers for next season, so there may be a spot for Munster on the team next season. It’s probably a long shot, as Munster isn’t the most experienced driver available. However, M-Sport could bring in Munster on a part-time drive and have him compete in WRC2 at events he’s not driving a rally1 car. Jourdan Serderidis could also give Munster this opportunity.