Marczyk shines on ERC Junior U28 debut
Miko Marczyk used last weekend’s FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship counter in Poland to underline his status as a future star.
The 22-year-old was making his European debut in the category for young stars in R5 cars in a ŠKODA Polska Motorsport Fabia R5.
As well as finishing a fine fifth overall and fourth in ERC Junior U28, Marczyk won the concurrent Polish championship round and missed out on the national title by a single point, despite PZM Rally Poland being his second event on gravel at the end of what is his first full season of competition.
“It wasn’t easy, especially the last loop, to complete the last two stages without making a mistake and give my best during the [Polish championship power stage] and to make it to the end,” said Marczyk, who is co-driven by fellow Pole Szymon Gospodarczyk. “I’m mentally tired because you had to calculate everything and I’m not an experienced driver. Moreover, I’m a rather young person so I felt a bit overwhelmed.
“I’m happy that we won Rally Poland in the Polish championship, that’s absolutely massive. It’s an excellent day for us, my second rally on gravel and my first time in the ERC.”