Griebel heads López as ERC Juniors shine in Luxembourg

Griebel heads López as ERC Juniors shine in Luxembourg

16/07/2017 12:00

FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship title contenders Marijan Griebel and Pepe López were the class act on Rallye Lëtzebuerg, taking a one-two finish as part of their preparations for next month’s Rally Rzeszow.

Against a number of World Rally Cars, Griebel took two stage bests on a one-off outing in a Hyundai i20 R5, which he was driving for the first time on the Luxembourg asphalt event.

Co-driven by stand-in navigator Johny Blom, the German finished 13.6s in front of López, who was driving his usual Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16 and was fastest on he opening stage.

Meanwhile, Rally Rzeszow takes place from 3-5 August. Griebel is three points in front of López in the ERC Junior U28 standings after two rounds.

Szeja brothers in ERC debut

22/07/2017 12:00 - 2017

Brothers Jarek and Marcin Szeja will make their FIA European Rally Championship debuts when Rally Rzeszow hosts the fifth event of the all-action ERC season next month.

Austrian Simon Wagner has become rising star number 23 to sign up for the FIA European Rally Championship’s hugely successful Junior category in 2017 and will contest the upcoming ERC Junior Under 27 rounds in Poland and Czech Republic.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship leader Chris Ingram won’t be holding back when it comes to committing big on next month’s Rally Rzeszow.

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH will use the FIA European Rally Championship to showcase its uprated GT86 CS-R3 to potential customers.

Emerging prospects from the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship will get the chance to prove their talent against a World Rally Championship event-winning driver when Mads Østberg contests Rally Rzeszow in Poland next month (3-5 August).

Nikolay Gryazin will complete his two-event practice rally schedule ahead of his return to FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship action on Rally Rzeszow next month when he competes in Austria this weekend.