Cais relishes “great fight” with Dinkel after scoring best ERC finish so far
Erik Cais not only took great satisfaction from landing his best FIA European Rally Championship finish to date, he did so after a “great fight” with fellow ERC1 Junior Dominik Dinkel.
Cais finished sixth among the ERC contenders on Rally Fafe Montelongo at the weekend and a fine third in ERC1 Junior for the Yacco ACCR Team. But Dinkel was just 5.6s behind after a close battle between the pair on the slippery stages of northern Portugal.
“It’s really great to be in the top 10 and it’s been a great fight with Dominik,” said the former downhill mountain bike racer. “It was good to be in that situation, in a fight with Dominik. I tried to push a lot but everything was changing from the rhythm of the Tarmac to the weather, the weather was always changing.”