ERC Junior champion Gryazin great again with winter win
Nikolay Gryazin produced another strong performance to win the Sigdalsrally in Norway for the second year running.
Gryazin and co-driver Yaroslav Fedorov were fastest on seven of the eight stages in their Sports Racing Technologies ŠKODA Fabia R5.
The Russian pair finished more than half a minute clear of Henning Solberg and Ilka Minor-Petrasko, the top seeds also armed with a Fabia R5.
After winning the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship in 2018, Gryazin is stepping up to the world stage in 2019, but will contest two ERC events as part of his prize for his 2018 title success.
His win on yesterday’s Sigdalsrally will help with his preparations for next month’s Rally Sweden, his world championship debut.