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Remembering when… Bergkvist claimed Opel’s first ERC Junior gold

Remembering when… Bergkvist claimed Opel’s first ERC Junior gold

11/02/2017 12:00

Opel announced its bid for a third successive FIA ERC Junior Championship title earlier this week with Chris Ingram leading the charge.

Back in 2015, Emil Bergkvist was celebrating the make’s maiden triumph in the young driver category following a standout display in his Adam R2, which included three class victories.

And this is the Swedish driver on his way to his first victory of his title-winning campaign on Rally Liepāja alongside co-driver Joakim Sjöberg.

José Suárez completed his maiden season of FIA European Rally Championship action by finishing second among the ERC Junior U28 contingent on Rally Liepāja to secure third in the final class reckoning.

Krisóf Klausz’s strong end to the 2017 FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship continued when he finished sixth in class on Rally Liepāja.

Aleks Zawada says there were “a lot of positives” after his bid for the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship – and the 100,000 euros prize fund – ultimately ended in disappointment in Latvia earlier this month.

Kalle Rovanperä says Nikolay Gryazin is the ultimate rival after the talented young guns locked horns on the closing round of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship recently.

Jari Huttunen has spoken of his disappointment after losing out on the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 title to Opel team-mate Chris Ingram in a final-round decider in Latvia earlier this month.

Łukasz Habaj wishes his first podium in the FIA European Rally Championship had come in happier circumstances.