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ERC Junior Koči makes strong start at home

ERC Junior Koči makes strong start at home

14/04/2018 18:00

Slovakia’s Martin Koči made a strong start to his national title bid with second place on Rallye Prešov earlier today.

He finished runner-up to ERC podium finisher, former Polish champion and four-time Slovak title holder Grzegorz Grzyb in a similar ŠKODA Fabia R5.

Polish prospect and domestic Group N champion Mikołaj Marczyk completed an all-Fabia podium.

Koči is mounting a combined ERC Junior Under 28 and Slovak championship campaign in a Fabia R5 backed by his country’s ŠKODA importer.

Jan Kopecký, winner of the FIA European Rally Championship in 2013, is relishing the prospect of taking on Alexey Lukyanuk in this season’s Czech title battle.

It proved a successful weekend for several FIA European Rally Championship drivers with notable results in Azores, Czech Republic, Poland, Scotland and Slovenia.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s participation on this weekend’s Czech championship Rallye Šumava Klatovy won’t be a one-off as first reported.

Roland Stengg has chosen the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship for the “competition and coverage” it delivers as he embarks on a two-year European campaign.

Rhys Yates will put the experience he gained on his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship debut to good use when he contests a rally in Scotland this weekend.

Round two of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship is officially underway following yesterday’s launch in Las Palmas.