Date of birth : 21/09/1975
Who is he? Herczig 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, Herczig 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. So I am proud that one of the biggest companies in Hungary and many of our partners decided to support me to achieve our common goals. I ensure everyone we will do everything to finish the ERC 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.
Strong results: With new-for-2018 co-driver Ramón Ferencz, also from Hungary, Herczig netted back-to-back podiums in Greece and Cyprus have scored points on his debut in the Azores.
Azores Airlines Rallye: 6
Rally Islas Canarias: 11
EKO Acropolis Rally: 2
Cyprus Rally: 3
Rally di Roma Capitale: DNE
Barum Czech Rally Zlín: DNF (accident)
Rally Poland: 10