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ERC Junior Gryazin a winner in Slovenia

ERC Junior Gryazin a winner in Slovenia

10/09/2017 06:00

Nikolay Gryazin will resume his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship bid in Italy next week a winner following his dominant victory on Rally Nova Gorica in Slovenia yesterday.

The Russian was fastest on all 12 stages to win by almost two minutes in the Sports Racing Technologies ŠKODA Fabia R5 he shares with co-driver Yaroslav Fedorov.

ERC stalwart Antonín Tlusťák was also competing on the event based 500 metres from the Italian border. The Czech finished fourth in his Fabia.

Meanwhile, Bryan Bouffier’s bid to win Rajd Dolnośląski in Poland lasted until seven stages when he retired from third place. He’ll be hoping to make amends when he joins Gryazin in the Rally di Roma Capitale line-up from 14-17 September.

Photo: Claudio Pocar/Photofelzi

Filip Mareš has earned the support of one of Czech Republic’s best ever rally drivers following his impressive maiden season in the FIA European Rally Championship.

Romain Dumas is swapping the stages of the FIA European Rally Championship for the 6.120-kilometre Circuito da Guia, venue of this week’s FIA GT World Cup.

Dávid Botka continued his strong end-of-season run with fifth place on Rallye Waldviertel in Austria last weekend.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey’s run of success in the FIA European Rally Championship is set to continue in 2018 when the Istanbul squad embarks on its third successive ERC campaign.

Julian Wagner had not one but three reasons to celebrate at the finish of Rallye Waldviertel on Saturday evening.

Raimund Baumschlager, who guided Marijan Griebel to the inaugural FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship crown this season, has extended his record-breaking tally of Austrian rally titles to 14 following his success on Rallye Waldviertel today.