Brynildsen crashes out of ERC podium fight
Eyvind Brynildsen’s quest for an FIA European Rally Championship podium finish has come to an end on Rally Liepāja, crashing out on stage 10.
The Norwegian driver had planned a big push during leg two’s afternoon loop, with only 9.3s seconds separating him from third placed CA1 Sport driver Fredrik Åhlin.
His push went awry only a few kilometres into the first stage after midday service, crashing out at high speed and running up a bank.
Both Brynildsen and co-driver Ilka Minor were OK after their crash but his Ford Fiesta could continue no further.
Brynildsen had been fifth before his crash, a position now occupied by eSky Rally Team’s Łukasz Habaj.