ERC stars Breen and Molinaro team-up at Monza

ERC stars Breen and Molinaro team-up at Monza

30/11/2017 12:00

Successful FIA European Rally Championship drivers past and present, Craig Breen and Tamara Molinaro, will team-up for this weekend’s Monza Rally.

The traditional season-closer at the Italian Grand Prix venue attracts a large and varied entry with a number of leading rally drivers and other motorsport stars in action.

For this year’s event, Breen and partner Molinaro (pictured) will compete in a Pirelli-equipped Citroën DS3 WRC with Molinaro – the ERC Ladies’ Trophy champion – switching from driving to co-driving for the occasion.

Breen tweeted: “Happy to be driving with Tamara on the notes. Should be fun, thanks to all for making it possible.”

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.