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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.”

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.