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New car, same goal: Érdi targets ERC2 title success

New car, same goal: Érdi targets ERC2 title success

03/05/2017 09:00

Tibor Érdi Jr is stepping his bid for FIA European Rally Championship glory by purchasing a brand new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.

Hungarian Érdi Jr has been an ERC regular since 2013 and wants this season to be his best yet.

“After a lot of mechanical problems with the car last year we decided to discard our old Evo X,” Érdi Jr explained. “It had a lack of power and was so heavy that we cannot really fight for the championship title. These issues led us to change to a better car but in the same category. So right now our only acceptable goal is to become ERC2 champions.”

“After a lot of mechanical problems with the car last year we decided to discard our old Evo X,” Érdi Jr explained. “It had a lack of power and was so heavy that we cannot really fight for the championship title. These issues led us to change to a better car but in the same category. So right now our only acceptable goal is to become ERC2 champions.”

György Papp will co-drive Érdi, who has included next month’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally on his schedule for the upcoming season.

The SEAJETS Acropolis Rally in Greece hosts round three of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship from 2-4 June. Key event details and information appear below.

Nikolay Gryazin revved up for next week’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally by beating Kalle Rovanperä on Rally Talsi in Latvia last weekend – by 0.74 seconds.

Marijan Griebel turned back the clock last week when he got back behind the wheel of the Opel ADAM R2 he drove to the FIA ERC Junior Championship title in 2016.

Bruno Magalhães will continue his bid for FIA European Rally Championship glory after entering next month’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally as the top seed.

Former FIA European Rally Championship title winners Jan Kopecký and Esapekka Lappi were among the star performers on events in Czech Republic and Portugal last weekend.

Tibor Érdi Jr says winning ERC2 on Rally Islas Canarias was just what was needed in his bid to claim the FIA European Rally Championship category title.