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ERC Junior Semerad: computer game helped me win stage

2019-08-21T14:59:25+02:00August 22nd, 2019|2019, Barum Czech Rally Zlín|

Petr Semerád said winning a stage in the FIA ERC3 Junior Championship on his Barum Czech Rally Zlín owed plenty to the Richard Burns Rally computer game.

Semerád was fastest in the Pirelli-supported category on the second run through the 11.55-kilometre Semetín stage alongside co-driver Jiří Hlávka.

Afterwards he explained why he’d been so quick in his Opel ADAM R2.

“We tried to push on Semetínbecause I like the stage quite a lot,” the 18-year-old explained. “I pushed and it worked. I’d never driven on it, just from the recce but I know it from a game, Richard Burns Rally. It’s a mod track you can download. I always liked it when I played it and now I am here and now I won it. It’s my first ERC stage win and it’s a great feeling after a big push.”