Action-packed start to final 2015 ERC day in Valais

Action-packed start to final 2015 ERC day in Valais

31/10/2015 13:19

It’s been an action-packed morning on the final day of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship – and whilst Craig Breen continues to lead the Rallye International du Valais, it’s all change behind the Peugeot Rally Academy driver.

Alexey Lukyanuk has moved up to second place, despite the conditions being a lot drier than this Ford Fiesta R5’s set-up and Pirelli tyres were expecting. The Russian driver has overtaken OIivier Burri, who spun, stalled the engine and had to reverse his Citroën DS3 RRC on SS11.

Emil Bergkvist has shot up from sixth overnight to fourth – the Swede continuing his very impressive four-wheel drive debut in his Saintéloc Racing Peugeot 208 T16.

The slow and twisty gravel sections were always going to hurt François Delecour. Having set second fastest time on the all-Tarmac SS11, the Frenchman could only set 15th fastest time in the Tuthill Porsche 997 R-GT on SS12, dropping him from fourth to fifth overall.

Jonathan Hirschi (Peugeot 208 T16) and Antonín Tlusťák (ŠKODA Fabia S2000) both crashed out on the long 33.07km Les Cols test (SS13), while Nikolay Gryazin damaged the rear of his ŠKODA Fabia R5 after hitting a wall on the same stage. Raul Jeets, who returned under Rally 2 rules, has reportedly crashed his Ford Fiesta R5 on SS13 as well.

Pepe López plans to end his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship campaign in style as be bids to secure the coveted runner-up spot behind inaugural champion Marijan Griebel.

Catie Munnings continued her scoring run in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship on Rally di Roma Capitale last week. This is how the 19-year-old Peugeot 208 driver did it.

FIA European Rally Championship drivers have described Rally di Roma Capitale as one of the events of the season following its scheduling as the penultimate event of the current campaign last week (14-17 September).

Magalhães going for ERC gold

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Bruno Magalhães is doing all he can to secure his entry on the decisive round of this season’s FIA European Rally Championship, next month’s Rally Liepāja in Latvia.

Kristóf Klausz achieved his objectives on the penultimate event of the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championhip season, Rally di Roma Capitale.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz had plenty of reason to celebrate at the finish of Rally di Roma Capitale – despite losing out on victory on the FIA European Rally Championship counter by 0.3s.