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Rendina to Max ERC schedule

Rendina to Max ERC schedule

02/01/2017 12:00

Max Rendina, who doubles as a driver and promoter of Rally di Roma Capitale, is planning to contest selected FIA European Rally Championship rounds in 2017 in addition to his own event.

Rally di Roma Capitale is new to the ERC for 2017 and counts as the penultimate round from 15-17 September.

Rendina will contest five world championship events this season but is looking to expand his schedule by tackling a number of ERC counters driving a Motorsport Italia ŠKODA Fabia R5.

“The 2016 season was difficult for me, due to injury, having to learn a new car, and also my time commitments as an organiser,” said Rendina. “So now I start a very exciting new year with renewed energy and the determination to show that the trophies I’ve won in the past don’t make my hunger to win again any less.”

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.