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Mission not yet accomplished, says ERC Junior leader Zawada

Mission not yet accomplished, says ERC Junior leader Zawada

11/09/2017 06:00

Aleks Zawada insists he’s not getting carried away despite leading the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship heading into the penultimate event of the season in Italy this week.

MSZ Racing-run Zawada heads Opel Rallye Junior Team’s Chris Ingram by three points starting Rally di Roma Capitale but knows there’s plenty of work to do if he’s to win the coveted title and 100,000 euros career progression fund on offer to the champion.

“I had goals and aims although I didn’t expect to be leading the championship at this stage of the season,” said Zawada. “But I’ve still go to accomplish it and we shouldn’t get too excited about leading the championship right now, we need to focus on bringing it to the end. It’s all still to play for, the championship is completely open and everybody is starting this rally on the same page because none of the ERC drivers have seen the stages before. The fact that no one has that advantage here is a positive.”

While Rally di Roma Capitale is unchartered territory for Zawada, he’s already a fan of the event: “The fact it’s in Rome, a massive capital city with the awesome idea of the parade and stage in the city with loads of spectators is going to be great. The roads are also a lot faster than what we expected, at least that’s what I’m hearing. We’re making sure our car will be in top-top shape after some problems in Zlín so we can push hard.”

Pepe López plans to end his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship campaign in style as be bids to secure the coveted runner-up spot behind inaugural champion Marijan Griebel.

Catie Munnings continued her scoring run in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship on Rally di Roma Capitale last week. This is how the 19-year-old Peugeot 208 driver did it.

FIA European Rally Championship drivers have described Rally di Roma Capitale as one of the events of the season following its scheduling as the penultimate event of the current campaign last week (14-17 September).

Magalhães going for ERC gold

21/09/2017 06:00 - 2017

Bruno Magalhães is doing all he can to secure his entry on the decisive round of this season’s FIA European Rally Championship, next month’s Rally Liepāja in Latvia.

Kristóf Klausz achieved his objectives on the penultimate event of the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championhip season, Rally di Roma Capitale.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz had plenty of reason to celebrate at the finish of Rally di Roma Capitale – despite losing out on victory on the FIA European Rally Championship counter by 0.3s.