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ERC Junior Experience pupil Pellier is a champion

ERC Junior Experience pupil Pellier is a champion

11/10/2017 06:00

ERC Junior Experience participant Laurent Pellier is the winner of the 208 Rally Cup for 2017 following his third place finish on Rallye Terre des Cardabelles in France last weekend.

Pellier, who follows ERC Junior Under 28 event winner Pepe López as a champion of the highly-competitive one-make category, will be enrolled into the Peugeot Rally Academy for 2018, although full details of his prize have yet to be revealed.

“It’s nice to finish on the podium of any rally but, at the same time, it was important to stay out of trouble on this event,” said Pellier. “I don’t think the fact that I have won the championship has sunk in just yet. There is still the Rallye du Var to come in November. Thank you to everyone at Easy Rally for all the work they have produced over the year. My co-driver Benoit Neyret-Gigot did a first-class job, as well, and I want to thank all those who have helped me. Hard work always ends up paying off.”

Pellier had spent the early part of last week in Latvia participating in the latest ERC Junior Experience training session, which included gravel-driving tuition from Urmo Aava and physical fitness assessment.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

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FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

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A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.