Érdi Jr ready for ERC action following practice rally run
Tibor Érdi Jr is ready to battle for the top 10 on Rally Islas Canarias next month as he continues to acclimatise to R5 power.
After winning the FIA European Rally Championship’s ERC2 title for a second time in 2018, Érdi Jr is stepping up to ERC1 in a ŠKODA Fabia R5 under the Érdi Rallye Team banner.
To prepare for the Spanish island event, which takes place from 2-4 May, Érdi Jr took part on the recent Credobus Eger Rallye having also undertaken a Tarmac test near to the city of Pécs.
His Eger Rallye outing, alongside new co-driver Szabolcs Kovács, didn’t quite go to plan due to damage caused by driving for five kilometres on a punctured front-right tyre, which dropped him to P16 before he recovered to finish in seventh place.
Despite the delay, Érdi Jr was satisfied. “The weather was good, people were nice, so it was great to race in my homeland again. I am satisfied with my new co-driver and the car also, so I can’t wait to the first stage of Rally Islas Canarias. It is always a pleasure to be there, because the atmosphere of the ERC and the people of the island. I expect big fights for the podium, but I know my limits and we would like to finish in the top 10.”
Photo: Norbert Cseh