ERC 2016: the Qualifying Stage winners

ERC 2016: the Qualifying Stage winners

27/12/2016 12:00

The 2016 FIA European Rally Championship provided drama and action aplenty. Here’s a recap of who won the 10 Qualifying Stages to take place during the course of the year.

Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés: Mads Østberg (Ford Fiesta R5, pictured)
Circuit of Ireland: Elfyn Evans (Ford Fiesta R5)
SEAJETS Acropolis Rally: Kajetan Kajetanowicz (Ford Fiesta R5)
Azores Airlines Rallye: Alexey Lukyanuk (Ford Fiesta R5)
Kenotek Ypres Rally: Bryan Bouffier (Citroën DS3 R5)
auto24 Rally Estonia: Alexey Lukyanuk (Ford Fiesta R5)
Rally Rzeszow: Kajetan Kajetanowicz (Ford Fiesta R5)
Barum Czech Rally Zlín: Alexey Lukyanuk (Ford Fiesta R5)
Rally Liepāja: Alexey Lukyanuk (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X)
CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally: Alexey Lukyanuk (Ford Fiesta R5)

It proved a successful weekend for several FIA European Rally Championship drivers with notable results in Azores, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s participation on this weekend’s Czech championship Rallye Šumava Klatovy won’t be a one-off as first reported.

Roland Stengg has chosen the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship for the “competition and coverage” it delivers as he embarks on a two-year European campaign.

Rhys Yates will put the experience he gained on his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship debut to good use when he contests a rally in Scotland this weekend.

Round two of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship is officially underway following yesterday’s launch in Las Palmas.

Russian Performance Motorsport will lead the FIA European Rally Championship for Teams by two points when battle resumes on Rally Islas Canarias next month.