Kajetanowicz: huge challenge awaits in ERC

Kajetanowicz: huge challenge awaits in ERC

13/09/2017 06:00

Kajetan Kajetanowicz is expecting a “huge challenge” when bids to hold his FIA European Rally Championship title lead in Italy.

The double champion joins the bulk of his rivals in making his Rally di Roma Capitale debut and is certain the all-asphalt event from 14-17 September will be far from easy to master in his LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5.

“A new rally means a huge challenge and we are excited,” said the Pole. “I have always wanted to compete in Italy because there are unique parts of asphalt roads which you cannot find in any other championship rounds. On top of that the field is very strong and tight – no less than 15 European champions hail from this country. I am looking forward to this start with good dose of optimism. I have excellent team and car and thanks to them we are leading the championship.”

Despite his 23-point title advantage, Kajetanowicz is not carried away as he bids to become the first driver in history to win the coveted ERC title three years running.

“Key moments await us, we have to stay focused and prepare ourselves perfectly,” he added. “I feel great support of my fans who believe in achieving this record-breaking success. It adds some speed and self-belief in our fight for third consecutive championship title.”

Pepe López plans to end his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship campaign in style as be bids to secure the coveted runner-up spot behind inaugural champion Marijan Griebel.

Catie Munnings continued her scoring run in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship on Rally di Roma Capitale last week. This is how the 19-year-old Peugeot 208 driver did it.

FIA European Rally Championship drivers have described Rally di Roma Capitale as one of the events of the season following its scheduling as the penultimate event of the current campaign last week (14-17 September).

Magalhães going for ERC gold

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Bruno Magalhães is doing all he can to secure his entry on the decisive round of this season’s FIA European Rally Championship, next month’s Rally Liepāja in Latvia.

Kristóf Klausz achieved his objectives on the penultimate event of the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championhip season, Rally di Roma Capitale.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz had plenty of reason to celebrate at the finish of Rally di Roma Capitale – despite losing out on victory on the FIA European Rally Championship counter by 0.3s.