Wed 29 Jun 2022

Widlak and Kasari set for ERC3 duel in Latvia

Igor Widlak and Kaspar Kasari will go head-to-head for glory in the ERC3 category at Tet Rally Liepāja this week (1 - 3 July).

Both will drive similar M-Sport Poland-built Ford Fiesta Rally3 cars as the fight for championship honours heats up on western Latvia’s rapid speed tests. 

Widlak currently tops the standings by 40 points from his rival. The Pole has started every rally so far this season, while Kasari missed the Azores Rallye and Rally Islas Canarias. 

ERC3 drivers can count their best seven scores from eight starts, meaning a finish for Widlak in all remaining events would almost certainly guarantee the title. 

“We have been testing today (Wednesday),” said Widlak. “So far the feeling has been very good and we are looking forward to starting the rally this weekend.”

Kasari has shown strong pace at both events he has started, and even won the season opener in Fafe. 

The youngster feels comfortable driving on Latvia’s stages and believes the roads are comparable to those in his native Estonia. 

“I think Latvia is almost like Estonia, so it’s quite familiar to drive here,” he explained. “We want to give our best and see what we can achieve.”

  • Full coverage from Tet Rally Liepaja will be available on WRC+ All Live here, including every stage broadcast as it happens as well as key interviews, features and expert analysis from the service park.
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