A remarkable 72 hours for ERC2's Sergei Remennik!
When Sergei Remennik irreparably damaged his car during testing for Rally di Roma Capitale, his team managed a remarkable feat to have him ready for this week’s FIA European Rally Championship round.
Russian Performance Motorsport pilot Remennik had wrecked the front-left corner of his Mistubishi Lancer Evolution X only three days before Rally di Roma Capitale was set to kick-off.
For many drivers this would mean an early trip home. However, Remennik and co-driver Mark Rozin were aided by a mammoth effort from their team. A new car was sourced, travelling round the clock from approximately 2,500 kilometres away and changing it over from gravel to Tarmac specification in time for Thursday’s action.
“My team just managed it. In the next two hours [after my crash] a new car from Latvia [was brought here],” explained Remennik.
“They went about 30 hours without sleep to deliver a new car. In the next 16 hours [after delivery] my team replaced all the parts for Tarmac spec. This car just finished Rally Estonia and immediately after was delivered here.”
Explaining how his accident occurred, Remennik had carried 10kph extra speed while also braking slightly deeper into a tight corner, leading to his accident.
“As far as I remember, the speed was OK but the corner was too tight!” he remarked jokingly.