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ERC Junior Kupec hits back in style

ERC Junior Kupec hits back in style

14/05/2017 12:00

Karel Kupec hit back from his car-wrecking roll on the Azores Airlines Rallye last month to claim his maiden podium in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship.

The Czech’s Peugeot 208 R2 was badly damaged on the mid-Atlantic season opener and was only just repaired in time to enable him to start Rally Islas Canarias.

“It was a great race and a great day,” said Kupec, who is co-driven by fellow Czech Ondřej Krajča. “I was very satisfied for my team. They do a lot of work after the Azores to repair my car after I crashed. They made great work and it’s unbelievable to be on the podium in our second race.”

He continued: “It was my first rally on Tarmac for the season but I can’t compare it to anything I have done before. There were a lot of people and the stages were perfect.”

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.