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

It’s 25 days until the Azores Airlines Rallye opens the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship on 22 March. Here’s an update of what’s in store on the all-gravel spectacular in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

Aloísio Monteiro will drive a ŠKODA Fabia R5 in the upcoming FIA European Rally Championship – and ERC ace Bruno Magalhães has been showing him the ropes.

Armindo Araújo, who will contest next month’s FIA European Rally Championship season-opening Azores Airlines Rallye, claimed a top-five finish on his return to competition following a lengthy absence.

Catie Munnings is targeting yet more progress when she embarks on her second FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship campaign in 2018.

Jari Huttunen impressed on his first outing in this season’s FIA World Rally Championship, taking two class stage wins and finishing sixth in his division on Rally Sweden last weekend.

Ricardo Moura has laid down the gauntlet to the FIA European Rally Championship title contenders by winning round one of the Portuguese national series yesterday (Sunday).