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/

Pierre-Louis Loubet “feels ready” for his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship debut after driving BRC Racing Team’s Hyundai i20 R5 for the first time during Azores Airlines Rallye testing yesterday (Monday).

Paulo Nobre will return to international rallying after a five-year gap when he embarks on a full-season campaign in the FIA European Rally Championship.

Dominik Brož hopes the technical problems that hampered his progress in 2017 will be a thing of the past when he bids for FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship success this season.

Miguel Correia will make his FIA European Rally Championship debut when he lines up on the Azores Airlines Rallye this week.

Fabian Kreim will look to his outing on the Asia-Pacific championship-counting Coffee Day India Rally in 2016 when he begins his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 bid on the Azores Airlines Rallye this week.

A fully recovered Bruno Magalhães says there’s no reason why he can’t begin his 2018 FIA European Rally Championship campaign by repeating the shock victory he scored on São Miguel 12 months ago.