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Demosthenous wins ERC2 at home as Melegari takes title lead

Demosthenous wins ERC2 at home as Melegari takes title lead

18/06/2017 19:00

While Christos Demosthenous celebrated top-scoring in ERC2 on home soil in Cyprus, Zelindo Melegari is the new leader of the FIA European Rally Championship category after four rounds.

The Italian was the third eligible driver home, one place behind Petros Panteli Sergei Remennik was on course to finish fourth despite myriad issues but dropped out in the closing stages stuck in third gear.

Simos Galatariotis and Panikos Polykarpou ultimately set the pace among the production class drivers but having not applied for ERC priority status they were not eligible for points.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey completed a win double to remember on the Cyprus Rally last weekend.

Nasser Al-Attiyah is the focus of the latest ERC All Access programme, which is being broadcast on Eurosport this week.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz says he’s ready to fight for home success after closing to within 14 points of FIA European Rally Championship leader Bruno Magalhães by winning leg two of the Cyprus Rally yesterday.

The Love Cyprus Golden Stage proved a big hit with three-tenths of a second separating the fastest two drivers as round four of the FIA European Rally Championship finished in Ayia Napa yesterday.

Alexandros Tsouloftas was rewarded for his determined drive on his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship with the prestigious Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy.

Ümitcan Özdemir claimed his maiden ERC3 success for Castrol Ford Team Turkey with a controlled drive ahead of fellow Fiesta R2 drivers Deniz Fahri and İsmet Toktaş on the Cyprus Rally.