Date of birth : 21/09/1975
Who is he? Herczig has stepped up to the ERC for 2018 as a four-time Hungarian champion after clinching his third consecutive national crown last season.
MOL’s man: Having landed support from oil company MOL Hungary, the 42-year-old will drive a ŠKODA Fabia R5 under the MOL Racing Team banner and run by leading Austrian outfit Baumschlager Rallye & Racing, which guided him to domestic honours in 2017 on the back of three wins and two podiums.
Years of planning: “We have been preparing for years to show internationally what we are able to achieve,” Herczig explained. “But without proper backing we did not have the opportunity for that. So I am proud that one of the biggest companies in Hungary and many more of our partners decided to support me to achieve our common goals. I ensure everyone that we will do everything to finish the championship with the best result.”
Setting the standard: Herczig has been using MOL Racing Fuel RST (Rally Standard) since 2016. And what was initially a supply deal developed into a fully-fledged partnership when MOL became his title sponsor the following year.
Big plans: Herczig’s programme is set to include all eight rounds of the 2018 European championship, while Ramón Ferencz, also from Hungary, signed up as Herczig’s new co-driver for the European adventure, which netted a first podium on the EKO Acropolis Rally in Greece in early June.