ERC Junior Semerad gets set for first gravel rally
FIA ERC3 Junior Petr Semerád will do something he’s never done before this week: contest a rally on gravel-only stages.
ACCR Czech Rally Team-backed Semerád, who turned 18 earlier this month, has only rallied on Tarmac, which will up the level of challenge he faces on Rally Liepāja, which he’ll contest in a Pirelli-shod Peugeot 208 R2 alongside co-driver Jiří Hlávka.
“This will be my first gravel rally in my career and I hope it will be a successful one,” said Semerád. “We went to Liepāja last year for the ERC Junior Experience training programme and did a small test and the recce. It was quite nice and at least I know how the roads look, very fast, quite wide and I like that.”