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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.

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.