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ERC Junior Loubet impresses on world run

ERC Junior Loubet impresses on world run

09/04/2018 06:00

FIA ERC Junior Under 28 contender Pierre-Louis Loubet impressed on his home round of the world championship in Corsica last weekend, twice setting the second fastest time in his category alongside co-driver Vincent Landais.

Although a mistake on stage eight prevented Loubet from completing the entire rally route, the Team OSCARO driver’s performance on the penultimate stage of Tour de Corse was particularly noteworthy with the stage covering a mammoth 55 kilometres.

“We are happy with the performance of the Hyundai i20 and our feeling with the car is improving,” said Loubet who drives for the BRC Racing Team from Italy. “I am sorry for the mistake, but I am sure we will have a lot of satisfaction starting from the next race valid for the ERC on the Canary Islands from 3-5 May.”

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.