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.”

Pierre-Louis Loubet “feels ready” for his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship debut after driving BRC Racing Team’s Hyundai i20 R5 for the first time during Azores Airlines Rallye testing yesterday (Monday).

Paulo Nobre will return to international rallying after a five-year gap when he embarks on a full-season campaign in the FIA European Rally Championship.

Dominik Brož hopes the technical problems that hampered his progress in 2017 will be a thing of the past when he bids for FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship success this season.

Miguel Correia will make his FIA European Rally Championship debut when he lines up on the Azores Airlines Rallye this week.

Fabian Kreim will look to his outing on the Asia-Pacific championship-counting Coffee Day India Rally in 2016 when he begins his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 bid on the Azores Airlines Rallye this week.

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