Date of birth : 29/04/1975
Who is he? Habaj, who started rallying in 2003 and won the Polish PEUGEOT Cup in 2006, graduated to the ERC in 2016 as the reigning Polish champion after he beat Bryan Bouffier to the crown by a single point in 2015.
Different drives: He won his Polish title driving a Ford Fiesta R5 but it was in a PEUGEOT 208 R2 that he dominated ERC3 on the 2016 season-opening Rally Islas Canarias. However, he was back behind the wheel of his Fiesta to finish sixth on Rally Estonia and fourth on Rally Rzeszow.
Action stations: A moment on two wheels during Rally Liepāja earned Habaj inclusion in the FIA Action of the Year 2016 video poll as the ERC’s nominee.
Title pickings: Habaj embarked on a six-event ERC bid in 2017 with Daniel Dymurski, who co-drove Wojciech Chuchała to ERC2 glory in 2016, navigating.
Strong finish after tough start: They were third on the 2017-closing Rally Liepāja following a double DNF at the start of the year, the second of which was a crash in Free Practice on Rally Islas Canarias that resulted in Habaj needing a new Fiesta.
More progress: After scoring in the Azores and Gran Canaria this season, Habaj was out of luck in Greece and Italy to the extent he switched to a ŠKODA Fabia R5 for his home event, PZM Rally Poland, where he placed sixth before landing a season-best fifth in Latvia to ensure he ended his campaign on a high note.
Azores Airlines Rallye: 7
Rally Islas Canarias: 10
EKO Acropolis Rally: 13
Cyprus Rally: DNE
Rally di Roma Capitale: 26
Barum Czech Rally Zlín: DNP
Rally Poland: 6
Rally Liepāja: 5