Griebel is the ERC Junior champion with Latvia victory
Marijan Griebel has provisionally claimed the FIA ERC Junior Championship* with victory on Rally Liepāja.
Griebel’s rival and Opel team-mate Chris Ingram retired from the rally with two stages remaining, but Griebel still had to win the rally to claim the title, and was under pressure from Miko Niinemäe.
Niinemäe was faster on the very last stage but Griebel did enough to take the win by 4.7 seconds.
Alex Forsström completes the ERC Junior podium on his second appearance, while Mārtiņš Sesks claimed fourth on his debut on his 17th birthday.
*All results remain subject to official FIA confirmation