Loubet on course for ERC success following BRC Racing Team’s live launch

Loubet on course for ERC success following BRC Racing Team’s live launch

10/03/2018 12:00

Team OSCARO’s Pierre-Louis Loubet will be ready to bid for FIA European Rally Championship success on the Azores Airlines Rallye later this month.

The Frenchman, who will compete for honours in the ERC Junior Under 28 category, revealed during his BRC Racing Team’s online launch in Italy today that his preparations are going to plan for the spectacular gravel rally, which takes place from 22-24 March.

“We are really happy to be here and we will try to do our best in the Azores and to be fast as quickly as possible to fight for the top,” said Loubet live on Facebook earlier. “Our luggage is ready for the Azores, we will go next Saturday and normally we will test on Sunday.”

Loubet and co-driver Vincent Landais will compete in a Hyundai i20 R5 with support from OSCARO and the French motorsport federation, the FFSA. BRC Racing Team’s online launch took place at its base in Cherasco, Italy, this morning.

Mārtiņš Sesks has regained first place in the FIA European Rally Championship’s Under 27 category on Azores Airlines Rallye, following adjustments to stage times awarded in SS8 and SS9 related to incidents causing delays for multiple drivers.

Tamara Molinaro continues to head the ERC Ladies’ Trophy category on the Azores Airlines Rallye, while Emma Falcón retired with back pain before midday service.

Sergei Remennik has resumed his lead of Azores Airlines Rallye’s FIA European Rally Championship ERC2 category, following an unfortunate retirement for nearest challenger Zelindo Melegari with clutch failure.

Diogo Gago took on the might of ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team’s pair of FIA ERC Junior Under 27 factory drivers on the Azores Airlines Rallye’s Friday stages and succeeded aboard his PEUGEOT 208 R2, moving from third to first over the course of a dramatic multi-way battle.

Chris Ingram and Martin Koči traded places throughout Friday’s Azores Airlines Rallye stages in a tight battle for FIA ERC Junior Under 28 victory.

The Azores Airlines Rallye once again showed why it is such a formidable opening round of the FIA European Rally Championship, but as others hit trouble, Russian Performance Motorsport’s Alexey Lukyanuk held steady out front.