Maiden ERC Junior podium leaves Hokkanen on a high
Miika Hokkanen ended a run of non-finishes in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship in style with his maiden podium in the Pirelli-supported category.
Hokkanen (pictured far right) and co-driver Reeta Hämäläinen placed third in class on PZM Rally Poland in their Saintéloc Junior Team PEUGEOT 208 R2.
The Finn had been out of the points since his first score on Rally Islas Canarias in May. But he hit back from recent frustrations on his favoured gravel surface.
“It has been okay for us,” said Hokkanen, the 2017 Finnish R2 champion. “Of course the Opels were going very fast but our car was performing very well. Overall it was quite positive but in the final afternoon loop we were driving carefully, trying to avoid any problems because we had a big gap to the front and a big gap to the back.”