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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.

Szeja brothers in ERC debut

22/07/2017 12:00 - 2017

Brothers Jarek and Marcin Szeja will make their FIA European Rally Championship debuts when Rally Rzeszow hosts the fifth event of the all-action ERC season next month.

Austrian Simon Wagner has become rising star number 23 to sign up for the FIA European Rally Championship’s hugely successful Junior category in 2017 and will contest the upcoming ERC Junior Under 27 rounds in Poland and Czech Republic.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship leader Chris Ingram won’t be holding back when it comes to committing big on next month’s Rally Rzeszow.

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH will use the FIA European Rally Championship to showcase its uprated GT86 CS-R3 to potential customers.

Emerging prospects from the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship will get the chance to prove their talent against a World Rally Championship event-winning driver when Mads Østberg contests Rally Rzeszow in Poland next month (3-5 August).

Nikolay Gryazin will complete his two-event practice rally schedule ahead of his return to FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship action on Rally Rzeszow next month when he competes in Austria this weekend.