Kasperczyk over Canarias crash with first ERC Junior U28 finish in Poland

Kasperczyk over Canarias crash with first ERC Junior U28 finish in Poland

10/08/2017 06:00

Tomasz Kasperczyk has well and truly banished the memories of his frightening Rally Islas Canarias crash with his first FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship finish on his home event, Rally Rzeszow.

Kaspercyk, who escaped injury when his Tiger Energy Drink Rally Team Ford Fiesta narrowly avoiding plunging down a ravine on the Spanish Tarmac event in early May, placed fifth in class on Rally Rzeszow following an impressive drive.

“An extremely hot Rally Rzeszow confirmed that keeping a cool head is very important in this sport, especially in such an unbearable heat,” Kasperczyk said afterwards. “We managed to stay calm and focused. This let us reach our goal – to score many points in the championship.

“Even in this hot weather we covered competitive kilometres with joy. It was a great weekend for us – full of fierce rivalry run in a good, sporting atmosphere. I had a lot of fun behind the wheel of my Fiesta R5 on demanding and twisty stages around Rzeszów. It is hard not to be satisfied when we realise that we successfully competed with drivers like Bruno [Magalhães] and Jan [Černý]. In Barum Rally it is going to be much harder to get them, but for sure we will try.”

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.