Flying to Fafe: Feofanov remains in thick of ERC2 title chase
Dmitry Feofanov remains firmly in the thick of the FIA ERC2 title chase, despite being knocked off top spot for the first time since the season-opening ORLEN 77th Rally Poland.
Feofanov moved to the front of the production category order after winning the class on Rally Liepāja in early July.
But a third 2021 victory for Javier Pardo on the 55th Azores Rallye last weekend means it’s the Spaniard rather than the Latvia-based driver who holds first place in the standings heading to next week’s Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras.
Feofanov settled for third place in Ponta Delgada after he reported making “some mistakes” on the first stage of day two. He explained: “We lost a lot of time and after that we decided to not push a lot. On the last [Sete Cidades] stage we had a spin and lost some time. But this stage is great and we enjoyed it.”