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Nitišs the winner, Érdi Jr the ERC2 champion

Nitišs the winner, Érdi Jr the ERC2 champion

08/10/2017 21:00

FIA World Rallycross Championship star Reinis Nitišs took full advantage of fellow Latvian Jānis Vorobjovs going off the road on SS8 to win ERC2 on his third rally.

Tibor Érdi Jr, who finished second, took the title ahead of Zelingo Melegari after the Italian retired on the final stage stranded in a ditch.

Sergey Remennik had been second but stopped to change a damaged tyre on SS10. He finished third to round out a promising maiden ERC campaign under the guidance of driver coach Alexey Lukyanuk, who had been leading outright until an electrical fault dropped him back.

 

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.