ERC Ladies’ Trophy champion returns under Rally 2 rules
Ekaterina Stratieva hopes to return under Rally 2 rules for today’s final day of Rallye International du Valais, after the clutch cable snapped on her Citroën C2 R2 – stranding the ERC Ladies’ Trophy champion within sight of the flying finish of SS8.
Co-driven by Julianna Nyirfas, Stratieva had been going well, but cruel luck was once again about to interrupt her FIA European Rally Championship run.
“The car stopped just 100 meters before the finish of the Sierra-Anniviers stage,” said Stratieva. “It really didn’t seem fair, but sometimes things like this happen. We will not surrender! What does not kill us makes us stronger!”