Podium joy for ERC Junior Correa
ARC Sport drivers Pedro Almeida and Miguel Correa experienced contrasting fortunes when they made their first starts in the FIA ERC1 Junior Championship on the Azores Rallye.
While Correa bagged a maiden podium in third position behind Chris Ingram and Alexandros Tsouloftas, Pedro Almeida was out of luck, crashing on Sete Cidades on Friday before retiring with suspension damage after restarting on Saturday.
“I am really, really, really happy to be on the podium in ERC Junior,” said Portuguese driver Correa. “This is only my second rally in an R5 car so this is such a good result after a really good rally. There were some mechanical problems and also one exit from the road but really it was a very good rally for us and I’m really happy.”