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).

Mārtiņš Sesks has regained first place in the FIA European Rally Championship’s Under 27 category on Azores Airlines Rallye, following adjustments to stage times awarded in SS8 and SS9 related to incidents causing delays for multiple drivers.

Tamara Molinaro continues to head the ERC Ladies’ Trophy category on the Azores Airlines Rallye, while Emma Falcón retired with back pain before midday service.

Sergei Remennik has resumed his lead of Azores Airlines Rallye’s FIA European Rally Championship ERC2 category, following an unfortunate retirement for nearest challenger Zelindo Melegari with clutch failure.

Diogo Gago took on the might of ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team’s pair of FIA ERC Junior Under 27 factory drivers on the Azores Airlines Rallye’s Friday stages and succeeded aboard his PEUGEOT 208 R2, moving from third to first over the course of a dramatic multi-way battle.

Chris Ingram and Martin Koči traded places throughout Friday’s Azores Airlines Rallye stages in a tight battle for FIA ERC Junior Under 28 victory.

The Azores Airlines Rallye once again showed why it is such a formidable opening round of the FIA European Rally Championship, but as others hit trouble, Russian Performance Motorsport’s Alexey Lukyanuk held steady out front.