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Habaj happy after home ERC counter

Habaj happy after home ERC counter

09/08/2017 18:00

Łukasz Habaj was a happy man after reaching the finish of his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship in Poland last weekend.

Habaj placed seventh overall on Rally Rzeszow in his all-new Rallytechnology-prepared Ford Fiesta R5 to end a run non-finishes.

“You have no idea how happy I am to be here,” Habaj told ERC Radio’s Julian Porter at the end of the final stage of Rally Rzeszow. “It’s my first rally for two years that I’ve finished without any problems. Maybe the pace yesterday was not great but it was an extremely difficult rally with high temperatures and tricky places. The car was in perfect shape and I have a much better feeling. I’m making progress and looking forward to the next round. Thanks to everyone who supported me.”

Habaj is scheduled to make his next ERC appearance on Barum Czech Rally Zlín from 25-27 August.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.