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ERC graduates Breen, Lefebvre in demand for 2018

ERC graduates Breen, Lefebvre in demand for 2018

09/01/2018 12:00

FIA European Rally Championship graduates Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre will remain key components of Citroën’s factory line-up in 2018.

Breen (pictured), ERC runner-up in 2015, will contest 10 rounds of the world championship in a C3 WRC, while Lefebvre, the inaugural ERC Junior champion in 2014, will pilot the French make’s C3 R5 in the WRC2 category.

Yves Matton, the Citroën Racing Team Principal, said: “Craig [gave] some very consistence performances. There is room for him to improve and aim even higher. We are convinced that Stéphane will be a good ambassador for the Citroën C3 R5, for which the brand has great hopes. And this programme will allow him to continue to add to his experience and therefore keep improving.”

The ERC provides a clear path of progression from national level to the world championship, equipping rising talents with the skills they need to reach the top of the FIA’s rallying pyramid.

Efrén LLarena’s preparations for FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship success have progressed with confirmation that Mavista Sport will run his Rally Team Spain entry during the upcoming season.

The start of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship season has moved a step closer with the publishing of the Azores Airlines Rallye key timings.

Frank Tore Larsen hopes his Azores Airlines Rallye redemption mission will be the catalyst to an FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship attack in 2018.

FIA European Rally Championship event winner Nikolay Gryazin is in for a great time when he makes his debut on the Sigdalsrally in Norway this weekend (20-21 January).

The FIA held its largest and most successful rally sporting and safety seminar to date with 173 participants from 38 countries attending the event in Dublin, Ireland, last Saturday.

Drivers planning to contest the FIA European Rally Championship in 2018 can register to do so following the opening of registrations at the FIA.