Nitišs keen on more ERC action

Nitišs keen on more ERC action

13/10/2017 06:00

Reinis Nitišs wants more FIA European Rally Championship action in the future but insists the day job comes first.

The FIA World Rallycross Championship star from Latvia impressed by winning the ERC2 division on his third ever rally in Liepāja last weekend.

“It’s a brilliant feeling,” said Nitišs afterwards. “I didn’t expect to win ERC2 before I come to the rally but it feels great. We had some moments but nothing big and it means we’re close to the limit but not over it and that’s the main thing.

“For sure I am [a better rally driver now], at least I can understand what the co-driver is talking [about] and I can read the road much better and feel more comfortable and trust him more than ever before I would say.

“The practice what you can do because the mileage in two or three days is quite big and that’s the big difference from rallycross. But still rallycross is my main sport and I enjoyed the practice for that. But probably you can see me more times in ERC.”

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.