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R5 reflections: When ERC Junior Klausz stepped up for a day

2019-02-07T18:42:27+01:00February 7th, 2019|2019|

ERC Junior regular Kristóf Klausz got the chance to step up to the big time on the Mikulás Rallye in his native Hungary late last year when he tried a Ford Fiesta R5 for size.

Partnered by regular co-driver Botond Csányi, Klausz belied his zero experience of the Drift Company-run car to finish a fine fourth overall.

“This new experience will remain unforgettable and if I had only one race it was worth it!” Klausz recalled in an interview with recently. “Before the race, I had the opportunity to test the car. After the first few kilometres I began to gradually feel the all-wheel drive. I was able to meet my expectations and there was also good competition in terms of results.”

Despite impressing on his step up to R5 power, Klausz is set to continue at the wheel of his Pirelli-equipped PEUGEOT 208 R2 in the FIA ERC3 Junior Championship in 2019. More news soon at

With thanks to Endre Dudás/