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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.

Pedro Meireles has marked himself out as a likely frontrunner on the opening round of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship, the Azores Airlines Rallye, following his success on Rali Serras de Fafe yesterday (Sunday).

Luca Rossetti bettered his 2008 season when he won the FIA European Rally Championship for the first time with three victories, this time taking four to seal title number two in 2010.

The Azores Airlines Rallye opens the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship season from 30 March-1 April. Here are the key dates.

Murat Bostanci and Bugra Bunaz began their preparations for this season’s FIA European Rally Championship with a test for Castrol Ford Team Turkey in Istanbul yesterday (Thursday).

The FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship is set for a thrilling maiden season with several leading lights announcing exciting plans for 2017.

Max Rendina will contest the FIA European Rally Championship in 2017, citing the “challenge” that a full-season campaign in the oldest international rally series will offer behind his decision to take part.