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ERC rookie Zala hoping “energy from Lithuania flows over” into Poland

2019-06-06T23:11:50+02:00June 6th, 2019|2019, PZM 76th Rally Poland|

Vaidotas Žala will look to carry over his impressive debut pace in the FIA European Rally Championship when he contests PZM 76th Rally Poland later this month.

Co-driven by Latvian Andris Mālnieks, Lithuanian Žala scored seven top-six stage times on last month’s Rally Liepāja, his first appearance in the ERC. He would have undoubtedly challenged for a top-five overall finish had it not been for a time-consuming puncture on the third stage of the high-speed gravel event.

He has vowed to build on that form when he contests Rally Poland for the first time from 28-30 June.

“Rally Liepāja was quite a tough learning experience,” said Žala. “We were a bit unlucky yesterday but we had to collect as much kilometres as possible and I have hope for Rally Poland where hopefully we can accumulate and improve. I don’t know the rally but it is next door to Lithuania and hopefully the good energy from Lithuania flows over.”