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Černy wants more ERC Junior success in Italy

Černy wants more ERC Junior success in Italy

12/09/2017 06:00

Jan Černy will be aiming high when the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship resumes on Rally di Roma Capitale later this week.

The ACCR Czech Team driver finished second in class on his home event last month. But while the result was a season-best for the ŠKODA Fabia R5 driver, it wasn’t the victory he craved following a tough start to his season.

“I’ve never been to this rally so it’s going to be really difficult to find the right set-up,” said the 27-year-old Černy. “From looking at the on-boards from last year the roads look really fast, not typical turning roads like I expected. For sure we’re going to push because this season has not been really good for us. It was better in Barum but now I want more in Italy.”

It’s 25 days until the Azores Airlines Rallye opens the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship on 22 March. Here’s an update of what’s in store on the all-gravel spectacular in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

Aloísio Monteiro will drive a ŠKODA Fabia R5 in the upcoming FIA European Rally Championship – and ERC ace Bruno Magalhães has been showing him the ropes.

Armindo Araújo, who will contest next month’s FIA European Rally Championship season-opening Azores Airlines Rallye, claimed a top-five finish on his return to competition following a lengthy absence.

Catie Munnings is targeting yet more progress when she embarks on her second FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship campaign in 2018.

Jari Huttunen impressed on his first outing in this season’s FIA World Rally Championship, taking two class stage wins and finishing sixth in his division on Rally Sweden last weekend.

Ricardo Moura has laid down the gauntlet to the FIA European Rally Championship title contenders by winning round one of the Portuguese national series yesterday (Sunday).