ERC 2016: the stage winners

ERC 2016: the stage winners

28/12/2016 12:00

Eighteen drivers set fastest stage times during the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship. This is a reminder.

Alexey Lukyanuk (pictured): 42
Kajetan Kajetanowicz: 29
Ralfs Sirmacis: 21
Jan Kopecký: 10
Bryan Bouffier: 8
Stéphane Lefebvre: 8
Elfyn Evans: 6
Craig Breen: 4
Ricardo Moura: 3
Hermen Kobus: 2
Vincent Verschueren: 2
Bernd Casier: 1
Alastair Fisher: 1
Raul Jeets: 1
Freddy Loix: 1
Luis Monzón: 1
Mads Østberg: 1
Kris Princen: 1

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Rally Islas Canarias will celebrate two notable firsts when it takes place from 4-6 May.

FIA European Rally Championship event-winning co-driver Xavier Panseri was described as “amazing” after he guided Mohamed Abu Issa to P10 on the demanding Dakar Rally in South America recently.