Åhlin revs up for ‘home’ ERC counter
Fredrik Åhlin will make his Rally Liepāja debut heartened by the similarities between the stages in Latvia and those in his native Sweden.
The FIA ERC Junior Under 28 podium finisher is expected to challenge for a top result on the European championship finale due to his liking of high-speed gravel rallies.
“I’m a Scandinavian driver growing up with these roads [like Latvia] so I’m much more comfortable on the fast stuff than the technical narrow stuff like Azores,” said the CA1 Sport driver. “It should be a good weekend, we just need to get the package together. I’ve been on Tarmac for the last couple of rallies so I’ll need to rediscover the feeling for gravel in the test.
“I would love to be fighting with [Nikolay] Gryazin, he’s quick of course but we want to be fighting with him. But he’ll be blindingly fast.”