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ERC2 champion impresses on world debut

ERC2 champion impresses on world debut

06/07/2017 06:00

ERC2 champion Wojciech Chuchała made a strong impression when he made his debut in the FIA World Rally Championship, finishing sixth in class on his home event, Rally Poland, last weekend.

Chuchała claimed the FIA European Rally Championship’s ERC2 crown in 2016 after winning the category on five events in succession in his Subaru Poland Rally Team Impreza STi N15.

Stepping up to a Ford Fiesta R5 for Rally Poland, the 28-year-old finished P19 overall alongside co-driver Sebastian Rozwadowski, who partnered him to Polish title success in 2014.

It’s 25 days until the Azores Airlines Rallye opens the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship on 22 March. Here’s an update of what’s in store on the all-gravel spectacular in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

Aloísio Monteiro will drive a ŠKODA Fabia R5 in the upcoming FIA European Rally Championship – and ERC ace Bruno Magalhães has been showing him the ropes.

Armindo Araújo, who will contest next month’s FIA European Rally Championship season-opening Azores Airlines Rallye, claimed a top-five finish on his return to competition following a lengthy absence.

Catie Munnings is targeting yet more progress when she embarks on her second FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship campaign in 2018.

Jari Huttunen impressed on his first outing in this season’s FIA World Rally Championship, taking two class stage wins and finishing sixth in his division on Rally Sweden last weekend.

Ricardo Moura has laid down the gauntlet to the FIA European Rally Championship title contenders by winning round one of the Portuguese national series yesterday (Sunday).