Wed 27 Sep 2023

Munster’s magic ERC moments revisited

Grégoire Munster has earned an opportunity of a lifetime on Rally Chile Biobío this week, stepping up to a top-level Rally1 car for the first time in his career for what will be his 23rd start in the FIA World Rally Championship.

Rally Liepāja, 16 August 2020: Breakthrough Result

After missing out on a ERC1 Junior podium on Rally di Roma Capitale, which hosted the delayed start to the 2020 FIA European Rally Championship season, Munster, then an official Hyundai Junior Driver, held third position in class throughout the high-speed Latvian gravel event for his medium top-three finish in the class for young stars in Rally2 cars.

Rally Fafe Montelongo, 4 October 2020: Junior Joy

It was a triple celebration for Munster on the Tarmac event in northern Portugal. Not only did the Luxembourg driver score win number one in ERC1 Junior, he also bagged his first outright ERC stage win and European championship top-three finish. “We’re really happy with the performance we showed this weekend,” Munster said at the time. “The pace was good and we did some really good times. It’s only our third participation with an R5 in the ERC. The level is really high here and we can be really proud of that.”

Rally Hungary, November 8, 2020: Second Best

Munster staked his claim to the FIA ERC1 Junior title with a second successive victory as two damaged tyres hit rival Oliver Solberg’s hopes hard on day one. But Munster, in his family-run BMA Autosport Hyundai i20 R5, had issues of his own when his car failed to start prior to leaving overnight parc fermé and then service on the final morning. Undeterred, the rising star hit back to win his class in a fine second overall alongside Belgian co-driver Louis Louka.

The 2023 FIA European Rally Championship reaches its climax on Rally Hungary from 6 - 8 October.

Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM