BREAKING NEWS! Gryazin scores ERC Rally Liepaja hat-trick

2021-07-03T22:35:48+02:00July 3rd, 2021|2021, Rally Liepāja|

Rally Liepāja has its first hat-trick hero following Nikolay Gryazin’s victory on round two of the 2021 FIA European Rally Championship season.

Gryazin, who also won Latvia’s ERC counter in 2017 and 2018, led from the opening stage to claim a hugely impressive victory alongside co-driver Konstantin Aleksandrov in a Pirelli-equipped Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.

He finished 17.3s ahead of Craig Breen, who landed Team MRF Tyres’ first podium in the ERC in second with Alexey Lukyanuk extending his ERC title lead in third place.

“After problems in Poland finally we are here,” said Gryazin, 24. “We did a good job, no issues, no problems. For the last part I could relax because when you have a gap you can drive through. Everybody in the team did a good job and it’s always nice to win your kind of home rally.”

More to follow…