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ERC Junior Griebel in car switch for warm-up rally

ERC Junior Griebel in car switch for warm-up rally

07/07/2017 12:00

Marijan Griebel will try a Hyundai i20 R5 for size when he contests Rallye Lëtzebuerg in Luxembourg from 14-15 July, part of his preparations for the all-asphalt FIA European Rally Championship counters in Poland and Czech Republic next month.

The FIA ERC Junior Under 28 leader is better known for his exploits in a ŠKODA Fabia R5 but has been invited to drive the Korean machine, which is being supported by CB Events Racing and Hyundai Belgium-Luxembourg and co-driven by Luxembourg’s Johny Blom.

“I am very happy about the success of this project and I would like to thank my co-driver Johny Blom for his many years of support and the fact that we can compete for this rally – I cannot wait to share the cockpit with him,” said Griebel, whose regular navigator Stefan Kopczyk has stood down for the occasion.

Griebel won’t get to sample the Hyundai until the event shakedown, while his ERC Junior Under 28 title rival Pepe López is also competing on Rallye Lëtzebuerg in his familiar Peugeot 208 T16.

Szeja brothers in ERC debut

22/07/2017 12:00 - 2017

Brothers Jarek and Marcin Szeja will make their FIA European Rally Championship debuts when Rally Rzeszow hosts the fifth event of the all-action ERC season next month.

Austrian Simon Wagner has become rising star number 23 to sign up for the FIA European Rally Championship’s hugely successful Junior category in 2017 and will contest the upcoming ERC Junior Under 27 rounds in Poland and Czech Republic.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship leader Chris Ingram won’t be holding back when it comes to committing big on next month’s Rally Rzeszow.

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH will use the FIA European Rally Championship to showcase its uprated GT86 CS-R3 to potential customers.

Emerging prospects from the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship will get the chance to prove their talent against a World Rally Championship event-winning driver when Mads Østberg contests Rally Rzeszow in Poland next month (3-5 August).

Nikolay Gryazin will complete his two-event practice rally schedule ahead of his return to FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship action on Rally Rzeszow next month when he competes in Austria this weekend.