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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.

Laurent Pellier is on an exciting learning curve in Czech Republic this week – thanks to the FIA European Rally Championship’s ERC Junior Experience.

Radomír Kupec admits he won’t be as prepared as he would like to be for his Barum Czech Rally Zlín debut this week.

Jan Kopecký, the winner of the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship, is returning to the series that helped to make him a star when Barum Czech Rally Zlín gets underway on Friday.

Marijan Griebel is already in “race mode” heading to Barum Czech Rally Zlín when he will continue his pursuit for his dream prize drive.

Alexey Lukyanuk has vowed to pay more attention to his pacenotes when reconnaissance for round six of the FIA European Rally Championship begins in Zlín tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

Tibor Érdi Jr has issued a warning to his FIA ERC2 rival Zelindo Melegari ahead of Barum Czech Rally Zlín.