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12/07/2017 06:00

Łukasz Habaj will contest the remaining rounds of this season’s FIA European Rally Championship, completing his six-event schedule as planned.

Starting with his home event, next month’s Rally Rzeszow, the Pole will also tackle the ERC counters in Czech Republic, Italy and Latvia.

He will pilot an all-new Ford Fiesta R5 – production number 225 – and will be hoping for a change of fortune after bad luck blighted his early-season forays in Azores and Gran Canaria.

The 42-year-old, who beat Bryan Bouffier to the Polish title in 2015, has been a regular in the ERC ever since. He finished fourth on Rally Rzeszow last season and is among a number of leading Polish drivers contesting the asphalt event from 3-5 August.

Daniel Dymurskik, who co-drove Wojciech Chuchała to ERC2 glory in 2016, will continue to partner Habaj at Rallytechnology.

Armindo Araújo, who will contest next month’s FIA European Rally Championship season-opening Azores Airlines Rallye, claimed a top-five finish on his return to competition following a lengthy absence.

Catie Munnings is targeting yet more progress when she embarks on her second FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship campaign in 2018.

Jari Huttunen impressed on his first outing in this season’s FIA World Rally Championship, taking two class stage wins and finishing sixth in his division on Rally Sweden last weekend.

Ricardo Moura has laid down the gauntlet to the FIA European Rally Championship title contenders by winning round one of the Portuguese national series yesterday (Sunday).

ERC graduates are ace on ice

18/02/2018 22:00 - 2018

The top seven finishers on Rally Sweden, including winner Thierry Neuville, runner-up Craig Breen (pictured right with co-driver Scott Martin) and third-placed Andreas Mikkelsen, are all graduates of the FIA European Rally Championship.

The top seven finishers on Rally Sweden, including winner Thierry Neuville, runner-up Craig Breen (pictured right with co-driver Scott Martin) and third-placed Andreas Mikkelsen, are all graduates of the FIA European Rally Championship.

One of the world’s most iconic – and challenging – stages will once again play a starring role when the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship gets underway on the Azores Airlines Rallye next month.