Double capital joy for ERC champion Kajetanowicz

Double capital joy for ERC champion Kajetanowicz

02/12/2017 22:00

Kajetan Kajetanowicz completed his record-breaking season with a double victory in his country’s capital on Saturday.

Not only did the LOTOS-backed Pole win Rajd Barbórka on his first appearance in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC alongside long-term co-driver Jarek Baran, he also triumphed on the Rajd Barbórka – Kryterium Karow, a one-stage spin-off in the centre of Warsaw.

Kajetanowicz beat Polish champion and ERC aspirant Filip Nivette and ERC event winner Bryan Bouffier to his fifth-straight Rajd Barbórka victory, while he recorded his third consecutive Rajd Barbórka – Kryterium Karow triumph ahead of Subaru Poland Rally Team drivers past and present, Dominykas Butvilas and Miko Marczyk, who were second and third respectively.

Earlier this season, Kajetanowicz became the first driver in history to win three FIA European Championship titles in succession driving a Ford Fiesta R5 for M-Sport Poland.

Photo: Marcin Snopkowski/

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.