Perfect Pardo wins ERC2 in Rally2 Kit Suzuki
Spanish youngster Javier Pardo topped a highly competitive ERC2 category on his debut in the division with a strong performance for Suzuki Motor Ibérica on ORLEN 77th Rally Poland.
Dmitry Feofanov, in another Suzuki Swift R4lly S, started leg two in third but moved ahead of Victor Cartier when the young French engineer lost time during the morning loop aboard his self-built Toyota Yaris Rally2 Kit.
Andorran veteran Joan Vinyes scored a brace of stage wins in the second Suzuki Motor Ibérica as the rally drew to a close.
Pole Michał Pryczek (Subaru Impreza) was fifth on his ERC2 debut, while compatriot Dariusz Poloński finished sixth as the Abarth Rally Cup winner.
“I’m very, very happy with my performance,” said Pardo. “All the team worked very well and the car had no problems all weekend. It was a very tricky rally and very different for us compared to the stages in Spain so I am very happy with this result and the work we did. I need to improve more on these stages, these type of fast roads, but it’s a good beginning for us. In Roma I hope to push more. ERC is a very good championship. It’s a fantastic level and we have a good chance to fight for the win in ERC2. But the championship is very long and we need to keep a good rhythm and be constant all the time.”