ERC drivers set for early Czech adventure

ERC drivers set for early Czech adventure

16/04/2018 18:00

Alexey Lukyanuk and Albert von Thurn und Taxis are set for an early Czech adventure when they contest Rallye Šumava Klatovy this weekend (20-21 April).

The national championship event will provide useful Tarmac running for the duo ahead of next month’s ERC-counting Rally Islas Canarias, as well as aiding their preparations for the FIA European Rally Championship’s visit to the Czech Republic for Barum Czech Rally Zlín in August.

Other drivers in action include defending Czech champion and former ERC title winner Jan Kopecký, ERC Junior Under 28 contender Jan Černý and ERC Junior U27 graduate Filip Mareš, who is embarking on his first season in R5 machinery with support from the Autoklub of Czech Republic.

Jan Kopecký, winner of the FIA European Rally Championship in 2013, is relishing the prospect of taking on Alexey Lukyanuk in this season’s Czech title battle.

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