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No ERC joy for Huttunen but Hy (undai) times ahead

2017-10-15T00:00:00+02:00 October 15th, 2017|2017|

Jari Huttunen has spoken of his disappointment after losing out on the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 title to Opel team-mate Chris Ingram in a final-round decider in Latvia earlier this month.

Huttunen could have claimed the crown by taking class victory on Rally Liepāja but a double puncture on the closing leg’s opening stage all but ended the young Finn’s hopes of glory.

“I’m not happy, this rally was not going so well,” said a dejected Huttunen at the finish of the rally’s final stage. “The car was good and sometimes we were fast.”

Huttunen will turn his attentions to a dream opportunity with Hyundai Motorsport after being selected for its driver development initiative for 2017 when he will undertake a programme of world championship rallies and tests in a Hyundai i20 R5.