López vows to be stronger in ERC Junior

López vows to be stronger in ERC Junior

11/09/2017 12:00

Pepe López plans to bounce back from tough events in Poland and Czech Republic by delivering a “good result” for his Peugeot Rally Academy team on this week’s Rally di Roma Capitale, the penultimate event of the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 season.

Spaniard López still holds second place in the title standings but the position is far from secure ahead of the Italian Tarmac event from 14-17 September.

“The Czech Republic was a completely new rally for us,” López explained. “We managed to finish the race, but it was a tough weekend for us because we weren’t able to find our usual pace. We’ve taken a hard look at what happened, identify the positives and now we’ll do our best to be stronger in Rome. A big ‘thank you’ to Peugeot Sport and to everyone in the Peugeot Rally Academy team for their efforts. I’m sure we will be back to our pace in Rome and I hope I can bring a good result for the team.”

Filip Mareš has earned the support of one of Czech Republic’s best ever rally drivers following his impressive maiden season in the FIA European Rally Championship.

Romain Dumas is swapping the stages of the FIA European Rally Championship for the 6.120-kilometre Circuito da Guia, venue of this week’s FIA GT World Cup.

Dávid Botka continued his strong end-of-season run with fifth place on Rallye Waldviertel in Austria last weekend.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey’s run of success in the FIA European Rally Championship is set to continue in 2018 when the Istanbul squad embarks on its third successive ERC campaign.

Julian Wagner had not one but three reasons to celebrate at the finish of Rallye Waldviertel on Saturday evening.

Raimund Baumschlager, who guided Marijan Griebel to the inaugural FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship crown this season, has extended his record-breaking tally of Austrian rally titles to 14 following his success on Rallye Waldviertel today.