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Rendina’s ERC challenge is go!

Rendina’s ERC challenge is go!

14/04/2017 12:00

Max Rendina’s FIA European Rally Championship challenge is underway. After business commitments prevented him from taking part on the season-opening Azores Airlines Rallye earlier this month, the Italian is due to complete a two-day test today (14 April) in preparation for the upcoming Rally Islas Canarias.

Rendina and co-driver Emanuele Inglesi were in action on roads in Marsciano, Umbria, in the Motorsport Italia-run ŠKODA Fabia R5 they will use on several rounds of this season’s ERC, including their home event, September’s Rally di Roma Capitale.

“We are preparing very carefully for this event and we will be giving our best on the roads of Gran Canaria,” said Rendina.

Rally Islas Canarias, round two of the 2017 ERC season, takes place from 4-6 May.

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.