Falcón beats Munnings to ERC Ladies’ Trophy title
Emma Falcón secured the 2018 ERC Ladies’ Trophy title on the final stage of Rally Liepāja, though her main competitor Catie Munnings secured victory on the rally itself.
Munnings knew only a top five finish in ERC3 would improve her final championship position and, thanks to issues befalling fellow ERC Junior Under 27 competitors Mattia Vita and Kristóf Klausz, she progressed from seventh to fifth across the course of leg two.
However, the Saintéloc driver’s gains were not enough to tip the balance in her favour for the title, with Falcón’s seventh place in ERC3 was enough to seal the trophy.
“It has been a rally difficult year with many problems but I’m very happy to stay here and win the championship, said Falcón. “Thank you to Catie as well.”
Falcón had taken a cautious approach throughout, with an unfamiliar GC Motorsport-run PEUGEOT 208 R2 replacing her usual Citroën DS3 R3T in Liepāja.