ERC Junior Wagner heads Zlin leg two road order
ERC1 Junior newcomer Simon Wagner will be first on the road for Barum Czech Rally Zlín’s second leg as two title deciders reach their final act.
The ERC1 Junior and ERC3 Junior championships will be decided in just six stages’ time, with the two young stars in R5 cars battling for the ERC1 Junior title – Filip Mareš (ACCR Czech Rally Team) and Chris Ingram (Toksport WRT) – heading out seventh and eighth in the road order respectively.
Several drivers that hit trouble on Saturday are also back for leg two with reigning ERC champion Alexey Lukyanuk lining up P10 on the road this morning as he targets maximum leg points.
Hiroki Arai (Team STARD) and Paulo Nobre (Palmeirinha Rally) are all down to restart, as is ERC2 and Abarth Rally Cup hopeful Dariusz Poloński (Rallytechnology).
A trio of ERC3 pilots are also set to return: ACCR Czech Rally Team’s ERC3 Junior Jan Talaš, Adam Březík and Kristóf Klausz (Klausz Motorsport).
Six drivers will not be heading back onto Barum Czech Rally Zlín’s challenging stages on Sunday.
Łukasz Habaj (Sports Racing Technologies) was originally set to be first car on the road but was forced to retire at Sunday morning service, having picked up rollcage damage when he hit a tree side-on during Saturday’s second loop.
ERC1 Junior star Miko Marczyk’s ŠKODA Fabia R5 was heavily damaged in a crash on Kostelany, Jan Černý has been sidelined by a technical issue and Antonín Tlusťák will not return after his unfortunate double puncture on Halenkovice. ERC3 Junior Amaury Molle (Toksport WRT) is also out of the running. MOL Racing Team’s Norbert Herczig is also a non-starter due to a technical issue.
Sunday’s running begins with the the 8.15-kilometre Maják test, with all of today’s action broadcast live on ERC Radio. Coverage begins at 08h30 CET – visit https://www.fiaerc.com/live-radio/ to tune in.