Good result, good call, good news for ERC winner Magalhães
Bruno Magalhães had even more reason to celebrate on Sunday evening. Not only had the Portuguese claimed his maiden EKO Acropolis Rally victory earlier in the day, he also got confirmation that he’ll continue his pursuit of ERC glory on the Cyprus Rally.
SEAJETS-powered Magalhães had been hoping to contest the Mediterranean showpiece, round four of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship, from 15-17 June but was lacking the budget to drive his ARC Sport ŠKODA Fabia R5.
However, his triumph in Greece – his first win of 2018 – means he’ll be in action on the Larnaca-based event later this month.
“It was a difficult day because I was waiting an answer for Cyprus,” Magalhães explained. “The answer was depending on this result. So the telephone rings some minutes ago and the good news is I have the budget to go to Cyprus and of course I am happy to go there.”
Co-driver Hugo Magalhães believes their Acropolis victory is the lift their season needed, adding: “It’s the boost we needed to keep going in the championship because we have the budget, like Bruno said, to do Cyprus and I hope to do a great job there to also keep going on the next one.”