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Michel makes his mark in the ERC

Michel makes his mark in the ERC

13/05/2017 12:00

Sylvain Michel made an impressive start to life in the FIA European Rally Championship, claiming second place in ERC Junior Under 28.

Stepping up to the ERC after winning the French Tarmac championship, Michel scored a handful of category stage wins on Rally Islas Canarias in the ŠKODA Fabia R5 he shares with co-driver Jérôme Degout.

“We had a good start to the rally with the right sensations,” Michel said. “We worked on the set-up on Friday to stop the front tyres being destroyed and for me to be less aggressive. But I’m very happy, for us and all the team. It’s a good weekend for us now and for the future.”

The ERC Junior Under 28 Championship continues on Rally Rzeszow in Poland in early August.

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.