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ERC 2017: the rally winners

ERC 2017: the rally winners

17/11/2017 12:00

Seven drivers proved their talent by winning rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship 2017 as this recap shows.

Round 1: Azores Airlines Rallye (Portugal), 30 March-1 April
Overall: Bruno Magalhães (PRT)/Hugo Magalhães (PRT), ŠKODA Fabia R5
ERC2: Luis Pimentel (PRT)/Bruno Pimentel (PRT), Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
ERC3: Chris Ingram (GBR)/Elliot Edmondson (GBR), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U27: Chris Ingram (GBR)/Elliot Edmondson (GBR), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U28: Marijan Griebel (DEU)/Stefan Kopczyk (DEU), ŠKODA Fabia R5
ERC Ladies’ Trophy: Tamara Molinaro (ITA), Opel ADAM R2

Round 2: Rally Islas Canarias (Spain), 4-6 May
Overall: Alexey Lukyanuk (RUS)/Alexey Arnautov (RUS), Ford Fiesta R5
ERC2: Tibor Érdi (HUN)/György Papp (HUN), Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
ERC: Chris Ingram (GBR)/Elliot Edmondson (GBR), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U27: Chris Ingram (GBR)/Elliot Edmondson (GBR), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U28: José María López (ESP)/Borja Rozada (ESP), Peugeot 208 T16
ERC Ladies’ Trophy: Emma Falcón (ESP), Citroën DS3 R3T

Round 3: SEAJETS Acropolis Rally (Greece), 2-4 June
Overall: Kajetan Kajetanowicz (POL)/Jarek Baran (POL), Ford Fiesta R5
ERC2: Zelindo Melegari (ITA)/Maurizio Barone (ITA), Mitsubishi Lancer E9
ERC3: Buǧra Banaz (TUR)/Burak Erdener (TUR), Ford Fiesta R2T

Round 4: Cyprus Rally (Cyprus), 16-18 June
Overall: Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT)/Matthieu Baumel (FRA), Ford Fiesta R5 (pictured)
ERC2: Christos Demosthenous (CYP)/Pambos Laos (CYP), Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
ERC3: Ümitcan Özdemir (TUR)/Butuhan Memişyazici (TUR), Ford Fiesta R2T

Round 5: Rally Rzeszow (Poland), 3-5 August
Overall: Bryan Bouffier (FRA)/Gilbert Dini (FRA), Ford Fiesta R5
ERC2: Zelindo Melegari (ITA)/Maurizio Barone (ITA), Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
ERC3: Jari Huttunen (FIN)/Antti Linnaketo (FIN), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U27: Jari Huttunen (FIN)/Antti Linnaketo (FIN), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U28: Marijan Griebel (DEU)/Stefan Kopczyk (DEU), ŠKODA Fabia R5
ERC Ladies’ Trophy: Tamara Molinaro (ITA), Opel ADAM R2

Round 6: Barum Czech Rally Zlín (C5-27 August
Overall: Jan Kopecký (CZE)/Pavel Dresler (CZE), ŠKODA Fabia R5
ERC2: Tibor Érdi (HUN)/György Papp (HUN), Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
ERC3: Aleks Zawada (POL)/Grzegorz Dachowski (POL), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U27: Aleks Zawada (POL)/Grzegorz Dachowski (POL), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U28: Marijan Griebel (DEU)/Stefan Kopczyk (DEU), ŠKODA Fabia R5
ERC Ladies’ Trophy: Emma Falcón (ESP), Citroën DS3 R3T

Round 7: Rally di Roma Capitale (Italy), 15-17 September
Overall: Bryan Bouffier (FRA)/Xavier Panseri (FRA), Ford Fiesta R5
ERC2: Tibor Érdi (HUN)/György Papp (HUN), Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
ERC3: Filip Mareš (CZE)/Jan Hloušek (CZE), Peugeot 208 R2
ERC Junior U27: Filip Mareš (CZE)/Jan Hloušek (CZE), Peugeot 208 R2
ERC Junior U28: Jan Černý (CZE)/Petr Černohorský (CZE), ŠKODA Fabia R5
ERC Ladies’ Trophy: Tamara Molinaro (ITA), Opel ADAM R2

Round 8: Rally Liepāja (Latvia), 6-8 October
Overall: Nikolay Gryazin (RUS)/Yaroslav Fedorov (RUS), ŠKODA Fabia R5
ERC2: Reinis Nitišs (LVA)/Māris Neikšāns (LVA), Mitsubishi Lancer Lancer Evolution IX
ERC3: Chris Ingram (GBR)/Ross Whittock (GBR), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U27: Chris Ingram (GBR)/Ross Whittock (GBR), Opel ADAM R2
ERC Junior U28: Nikolay Gryazin (RUS)/Yaroslav Fedorov (RUS), ŠKODA Fabia R5
ERC Ladies’ Trophy: Tamara Molinaro (ITA), Opel ADAM R2

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.