ERC Junior highs and lows for Kupec brothers

ERC Junior highs and lows for Kupec brothers

12/08/2017 18:00

Brothers Karel and Radomír Kupec experienced differing fortunes when they went head to head in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship for the first time on Rally Rzeszow in Poland earlier this month.

While Karel Kupec finished a strong fourth, his younger sibling Radomír rolled into retirement on his category debut.

“On the third stage I was a little too optimistic in one corner,” said Radomír Kupec. “It was very slow but there was a drop of 1.5 metres and we rolled. The damage was not so bad and we could have continued but there was a problem with the brakes.”

Karel Kupec said: “It was a difficult rally, a little bit crazy. The first day was not very good with the stage cancellations and then I had a technical problem on stage four. We tried to fight [on the second day] and it was okay, fourth place is not bad although I need more points to be on the final podium.”

Laurent Pellier is on an exciting learning curve in Czech Republic this week – thanks to the FIA European Rally Championship’s ERC Junior Experience.

Radomír Kupec admits he won’t be as prepared as he would like to be for his Barum Czech Rally Zlín debut this week.

Jan Kopecký, the winner of the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship, is returning to the series that helped to make him a star when Barum Czech Rally Zlín gets underway on Friday.

Marijan Griebel is already in “race mode” heading to Barum Czech Rally Zlín when he will continue his pursuit for his dream prize drive.

Alexey Lukyanuk has vowed to pay more attention to his pacenotes when reconnaissance for round six of the FIA European Rally Championship begins in Zlín tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

Tibor Érdi Jr has issued a warning to his FIA ERC2 rival Zelindo Melegari ahead of Barum Czech Rally Zlín.