Good ERC Junior performance but no reward for Klausz
Kristóf Klausz was on form when he returned to FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship duty on Barum Czech Rally Zlín last week, holding fourth in class until the penultimate stage.
Unfortunately for the Pirelli-equipped Hungarian, a mud-coated section of road caught him out and led to his exit with fourth position seemingly secure alongside co-driver Botond Csányi.
“I think this was the hardest rally I have done, really challenging conditions, hard and slippery,” said Klausz. “We had two punctures on the first day but it was a good performance, we were in fourth place and we have not done so many rallies this year.
“We did not finish because after a right/left turn on stage 14 there was full mud on the Tarmac, we get out of line and hit the tree at the side of the track. The steering arm was broken and unfortunately we could not finish the rally.”