Remennik hoping for Lukyanuk ERC inspiration
Sergey Remennik is hoping guidance from Alexey Lukyanuk will help him to ERC2 success on next week’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally.
Lukyanuk is coaching his fellow Russian but will be absent from the Greek FIA European Rally Championship counter while he recovers from injuries sustained in a testing crash in his homeland earlier this month. However, he has competed on the event in the past and will be offering advice from afar.
“On the last event in Spain we have gained valuable Tarmac experience, shown good pace and won all the stages of day two,” said Remennik. “This is the result of training with Alexey Lukyanuk. We will miss Alexey in Greece, as he is still recovering from the horrible accident but we hope for his recovery soon. So, right now we are training on our own, and Alexey consults us remotely. But for some time we will be the only representatives of the RPM team.”
The SEAJETS Acropolis Rally marks a welcome return to gravel for Remennik, 17 points behind Luis Pimentel – who won’t be competing in Greece – in the ERC2 points: “We feel much more confident on gravel, as we are more experienced on gravel and snow, not Tarmac. After two events we are sharing second place in ERC2 with Tibor Érdi with Luis Pimentel leading the class despite his misfortune in Spain.”