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Rally di Roma Capitale gets strong ERC debut entry

Rally di Roma Capitale gets strong ERC debut entry

12/09/2017 18:00

Forty-five crews have entered the FIA European Rally Championship section of Rally di Roma Capitale, the exciting all-asphalt event featuring stages in and around the historic Italian city from 14-17 September.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz, who is bidding for a third consecutive European crown, is the number one seed with Bruno Magalhães (pictured) and Alexey Lukyanuk next up. Bryan Bouffier is seeded fifth with reigning Polish champion Grzegorz Grzyb sixth.

Although provisional champion Marijan Griebel appears on the impressive entry list in fourth, with the German focused on securing the funding for his 2018 campaign, Pepe López is the top ERC Junior Under 28 contender followed by Nikolay Gryazin and José Suárez.

Eighteen headlining R5 cars are entered with former Rally di Roma Capitale winner Tonino Di Cosimo armed with a ŠKODA Fabia R5. Robert Consani returns to ERC action in a Citroën DS3 R5, while his younger brother Stéphane will make his ERC Junior Under 28 debut.

Home hero Zelindo Melegari heads the ERC2 contingent, while Aleks Zawada tops the ERC Junior Under 27 entry which includes Italian ERC Ladies’ Trophy leader Tamara Molinaro.

Romain Dumas heads the FIA RGT category in his Porsche 997 GT3 with Fabrizio Andolfi one of three Fiat Abarth 124 drivers on the entry.

Forty-one drivers hold ERC or FIA priority status. A separate national-level event for the Campionato Italian Rally contingent will follow the same route as the main ERC event. Click here to view the ERC event entry list.

Pepe López plans to end his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship campaign in style as be bids to secure the coveted runner-up spot behind inaugural champion Marijan Griebel.

Catie Munnings continued her scoring run in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship on Rally di Roma Capitale last week. This is how the 19-year-old Peugeot 208 driver did it.

FIA European Rally Championship drivers have described Rally di Roma Capitale as one of the events of the season following its scheduling as the penultimate event of the current campaign last week (14-17 September).

Magalhães going for ERC gold

21/09/2017 06:00 - 2017

Bruno Magalhães is doing all he can to secure his entry on the decisive round of this season’s FIA European Rally Championship, next month’s Rally Liepāja in Latvia.

Kristóf Klausz achieved his objectives on the penultimate event of the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championhip season, Rally di Roma Capitale.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz had plenty of reason to celebrate at the finish of Rally di Roma Capitale – despite losing out on victory on the FIA European Rally Championship counter by 0.3s.