ERC Junior Černý lands Czech podium

ERC Junior Černý lands Czech podium

03/12/2017 12:00

FIA ERC Junior Under 28 event winner Jan Černý was on podium form in his native Czech Republic yesterday.

He placed second overall on the CBS Carbosped Mikuláš Rally in a ŠKODA Fabia R5 co-driven by Petr Černohorský.

Of the five stages that made up the Slušovice-based event, Černý was fastest on one and second quickest three times. Martin Vlček took the outright victory in a Ford Fiesta R5. European Rally Championship regulars Grzegorz Grzyb and Antonín Tlusťák finished fifth and sixth respectively.

Černý contested the inaugural ERC Junior U28 Championship in 2017 with backing from the Czech motorsport federation. He took a category win on Rally di Roma Capitale in September.

Mārtiņš Sesks has regained first place in the FIA European Rally Championship’s Under 27 category on Azores Airlines Rallye, following adjustments to stage times awarded in SS8 and SS9 related to incidents causing delays for multiple drivers.

Tamara Molinaro continues to head the ERC Ladies’ Trophy category on the Azores Airlines Rallye, while Emma Falcón retired with back pain before midday service.

Sergei Remennik has resumed his lead of Azores Airlines Rallye’s FIA European Rally Championship ERC2 category, following an unfortunate retirement for nearest challenger Zelindo Melegari with clutch failure.

Diogo Gago took on the might of ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team’s pair of FIA ERC Junior Under 27 factory drivers on the Azores Airlines Rallye’s Friday stages and succeeded aboard his PEUGEOT 208 R2, moving from third to first over the course of a dramatic multi-way battle.

Chris Ingram and Martin Koči traded places throughout Friday’s Azores Airlines Rallye stages in a tight battle for FIA ERC Junior Under 28 victory.

The Azores Airlines Rallye once again showed why it is such a formidable opening round of the FIA European Rally Championship, but as others hit trouble, Russian Performance Motorsport’s Alexey Lukyanuk held steady out front.