Fast ERC crash won’t slow Klausz

Fast ERC crash won’t slow Klausz

10/08/2017 18:00

Kristóf Klausz is confident his Rally Rzeszow crash won’t hold him back in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship.

The Hungarian crashed out on the opening stage of his ERC return. While his Peugeot 208 R2 suffered extensive damage, Klausz said the engine and gearbox won’t need replacing ahead of Barum Czech Rally Zlín later this month.

“The chassis is a problem but the engine and gearbox are okay for the next rally,” said Klausz. “It was a right corner and the speed was too high. We could not turn into a junction and we hit a field and rolled two or three times. We tried to do a good result and my speed before the crash was good but maybe it was too much.”

Pierre-Louis Loubet “feels ready” for his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship debut after driving BRC Racing Team’s Hyundai i20 R5 for the first time during Azores Airlines Rallye testing yesterday (Monday).

Paulo Nobre will return to international rallying after a five-year gap when he embarks on a full-season campaign in the FIA European Rally Championship.

Dominik Brož hopes the technical problems that hampered his progress in 2017 will be a thing of the past when he bids for FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship success this season.

Miguel Correia will make his FIA European Rally Championship debut when he lines up on the Azores Airlines Rallye this week.

Fabian Kreim will look to his outing on the Asia-Pacific championship-counting Coffee Day India Rally in 2016 when he begins his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 bid on the Azores Airlines Rallye this week.

A fully recovered Bruno Magalhães says there’s no reason why he can’t begin his 2018 FIA European Rally Championship campaign by repeating the shock victory he scored on São Miguel 12 months ago.