ERC Junior Gryazin displays impressive French rally speed

ERC Junior Gryazin displays impressive French rally speed

11/07/2017 06:00

Nikolay Gryazin made a lasting impression when he warmed up for next month’s Rally Rzeszow – the eagerly anticipated upcoming round of his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship title fight – in France last weekend.

The Russian teenager was fifth overall on Rallye Aveyron Rouergue-Occitanie, having clocked the first of seven top-three stage times, when a puncture dropped him back to P22.

Co-driven by Yaroslav Fedorov in a Sports Racing Technologies ŠKODA Fabia R5, Gryazin fought back to finish seventh and earn the rally’s prize for the best jump in the process. Factory Hyundai world championship driver Hayden Paddon finished second to Yoann Bonato.

Rally Rzeszow, run entirely on asphalt stages in Poland, takes place from 3-5 August.

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.