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ERC aces celebrate 2018 in Paris

2018-12-04T01:03:23+01:00 December 4th, 2018|2018|

Leading drivers from the FIA European Rally Championship gathered in Paris last night (3 December) to celebrate the 2018 season.

A boat cruise on the River Seine in the French capital provided a superb setting for the event, which was organised by ERC promoter Eurosport Events and welcomed almost 150 guests, including title-winning drivers, team representatives, championship and ASN officials and partners.

ERC Co-ordinator Jean-Baptiste Ley said: “It was a great privilege to welcome so many members of the ERC family to Paris to not only celebrate the 2018 season and honour the successful drivers and teams, but also to remember all the great stories, the action and all the effort that, along with the support of our partners, contributed to making the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship a great success. And with 2018 drawing to an end, the hard work is well underway to ensure the 2019 season is even better.”

The 2018 FIA European Rally Championship was contested over eight events and the following drivers were honoured in Paris:

FIA EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ERC1:
Driver: ALEXEY LUKYANUK (RUSSIA) Russian Performance Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5
Co-driver: ALEXEY ARNAUTOV (RUSSIA)

Second-place driver: NIKOLAY GRYAZIN (RUSSIA) Sports Racing Technologies ŠKODA Fabia R5
Second-place co-driver: YAROSLAV FEDOROV (RUSSIA)

Third-place driver: BRUNO MAGALHÃES (PORTUGAL) ARC Sport ŠKODA Fabia R5
Third-place co-driver: HUGO MAGALHÃES (PORTUGAL)

FIA EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ERC2:
Driver: TIBOR ÉRDI JR (HUNGARY) Érdi Rallye Team Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Co-driver: GYÖRGY PAPP (HUNGARY)

Second-place driver: SERGEI REMENNIK (RUSSIA) Russian Performance Motorsport
Second-place co-driver: MARK ROZIN (RUSSIA) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Third-place driver: JUAN CARLOS ALONSO (ARGENTINA) RMC Motorsport
Third-place co-driver: JUAN PABLO MONASTEROLO (ARGENTINA) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

FIA EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ERC3:
Driver: MĀRTIŅŠ SESKS (LATVIA) ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team Opel ADAM R2
Co-driver: RENĀRS FRANCIS (LATVIA)

Second-place driver: TOM KRISTENSSON (SWEDEN) ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team Opel ADAM R2
Second-place co-driver: HENRIK APPELSKOG (SWEDEN)

Third-place driver: EFRÉN LLARENA (SPAIN) Rally Team Spain PEUGEOT 208 R2
Third-place co-driver: SARA FERNÁNDEZ (SPAIN)

FIA ERC JUNIOR UNDER 28 CHAMPIONSHIP:
Driver: NIKOLAY GRYAZIN (RUSSIA) Sports Racing Technologies ŠKODA Fabia R5
Second-place driver: CHRIS INGRAM (GREAT BRITAIN) Toksport WRT ŠKODA Fabia R5
Third-place driver: FABIAN KREIM (GERMANY) ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland Fabia R5

FIA ERC JUNIOR UNDER 27 CHAMPIONSHIP:
Driver: MĀRTIŅŠ SESKS (LATVIA) ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team Opel ADAM R2
Second-place driver: TOM KRISTENSSON (SWEDEN) ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team Opel ADAM R2
Third-place driver: EFRÉN LLARENA (SPAIN) Rally Team Spain PEUGEOT 208 R2

FIA EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TEAMS:
First position: ADAC OPEL RALLYE JUNIOR TEAM
Second position: SAINTÉLOC JUNIOR TEAM
Third position: RUSSIAN PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORT

ERC LADIES’ TROPHY:
Driver: EMMA FALCÓN (SPAIN) ARC Sport Citroën DS3 R3T
Second-place driver: CATIE MUNNINGS (GREAT BRITAIN) Saintéloc Junior Team PEUGEOT 208 R2
Third-place driver: TAMARA MOLINARO (ITALY) Ford Fiesta R5

ERC NATIONS’ CUP:
First position: ADAC OPEL RALLYE JUNIOR TEAM
Second position: RALLY TEAM SPAIN (RFEDA)
Third position: ACCR CZECH TEAM

Subject to confirmation and FIA World Motor Sport Council approval, the 2019 ERC season will open on the Azores Airlines Rallye from 21-23 March and feature a further seven events.

*Subject to confirmation of results by the FIA