Back

News

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.”

Krisóf Klausz’s strong end to the 2017 FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship continued when he finished sixth in class on Rally Liepāja.

Aleks Zawada says there were “a lot of positives” after his bid for the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship – and the 100,000 euros prize fund – ultimately ended in disappointment in Latvia earlier this month.

Kalle Rovanperä says Nikolay Gryazin is the ultimate rival after the talented young guns locked horns on the closing round of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship recently.

Jari Huttunen has spoken of his disappointment after losing out on the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 title to Opel team-mate Chris Ingram in a final-round decider in Latvia earlier this month.

Łukasz Habaj wishes his first podium in the FIA European Rally Championship had come in happier circumstances.

Reinis Nitišs wants more FIA European Rally Championship action in the future but insists the day job comes first.