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ERC Junior U27 champion Ingram: Colin McRae was an absolute hero

ERC Junior U27 champion Ingram: Colin McRae was an absolute hero

08/10/2017 23:00

Chris Ingram, the recently crowned FIA ERC Junior Under 27 champion, celebrated winning the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy on Rally Liepāja by declaring his admiration for the legendary Scot.

Brit Ingram was rewarded for his determination to win the ERC Junior crown after four seasons of trying.

“He’s an absolute hero,” said the Opel Rallye Junior Team driver. “I grew up watching him and this is the third time I’ve won the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy.”

Jean-Baptiste Ley, the ERC Co-ordinator, is pictured with Ingram (right).

José Suárez completed his maiden season of FIA European Rally Championship action by finishing second among the ERC Junior U28 contingent on Rally Liepāja to secure third in the final class reckoning.

Krisóf Klausz’s strong end to the 2017 FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship continued when he finished sixth in class on Rally Liepāja.

Aleks Zawada says there were “a lot of positives” after his bid for the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship – and the 100,000 euros prize fund – ultimately ended in disappointment in Latvia earlier this month.

Kalle Rovanperä says Nikolay Gryazin is the ultimate rival after the talented young guns locked horns on the closing round of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship recently.

Jari Huttunen has spoken of his disappointment after losing out on the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 title to Opel team-mate Chris Ingram in a final-round decider in Latvia earlier this month.

Łukasz Habaj wishes his first podium in the FIA European Rally Championship had come in happier circumstances.