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Progress pleases ERC’s Gryazin

Progress pleases ERC’s Gryazin

12/04/2017 12:00

Nikolay Gryazin was pleased with his start to the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship even though he missed out on a possible victory in the ERC Junior U28 category.

Gryazin was leading the category in his Sports Racing Technologies ŠKODA Fabia R5 starting the final morning until his challenge faltered due to a puncture and powersteeering failure caused by an impact. However, he hit back to finish fourth in the class on his least-favoured gravel surface.

“I’m pleased with my progress because I finished this rally and last year I did not,” said the Russian prospect. “It was my mistake that I cut too much and got a puncture and had a problem with the powersteering but this is rallying and this rally is really difficult so it was good we finished. I don’t know if I could have won without the problems but maybe I could have fought for the win. Everyone in ERC Junior if they don’t have any problems they can fight for the win because everybody is fast.”

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.

FIA European Rally Championship ace Alexey Lukyanuk will get a new car and new co-driver for his latest rallying adventure.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz could become only the third motorsport star to win newspaper Przegląd Sportowy’s prestigious Polish Sportsman of the Year award after he was nominated for the first time.