EA Sports sponsors Jon Armstrong in his pursuit of the 2022 Junior WRC title

EA is entering the pinnacle of rallying today by sponsoring Codemasters developer Jon Armstrong in his pursuit of the 2022 Junior WRC title.

With co-driver Brian Hoy, Northern Ireland’s Jon Armstrong is part of a new team that will make its first appearance in Sweden this weekend, ahead of races in Croatia, Portugal, Estonia and Greece. Fans can follow all the action and also get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content, including the reveal of the car, via the Rally channel at Twitter

The Junior WRC remains one of the most prestigious competitions on the calendar, exclusively for drivers under the age of 30. Jon Armstrong narrowly missed the Junior WRC title last season and is therefore extra keen to claim the number 1 position this year. This time, the drivers will use the same Ford Fiesta Rally3 cars, which will be supplied by M-Sport Poland. Spread across five European locations, the Junior WRC uses the same race weekend set-up as the WRC, with drivers dealing with the same environments and routes.
27-year-old Jon Armstrong rose to pro in 2015. He finished second in the previous season of the Junior WRC, losing to Finland’s Sami Pajari on the final race weekend. In addition, Armstrong works full-time as a game designer and rally consultant at Codemasters. Also familiar with the esports scene, he won the Esports WRC Championship in 2018. His co-driver, Brian Hay, adds a lot of experience to the team and has previously competed in the Junior WRC and the European Championship.

“We hope Jon can top his impressive performance last season by taking home the title this year,” he said. said Ross Gowing, Senior Creative Director at Codemasters. “The experience he has gained will help him through the upcoming season and everyone at Codemasters and EA SPORTS is fully behind him.”
“I was very close to victory and I am convinced that I can do better.” said Jon Armstrong. “I am endlessly grateful to EA Sports for the support and I can’t wait to leave for Sweden for the start of the 2022 Junior WRC season.”
Players can keep up to date with Jon’s progress and expect updates from the rally studio at Twitter