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Stat Sunday: the ERC winners of 2009

Stat Sunday: the ERC winners of 2009

12/02/2017 12:00

Italy’s Giandomenico Basso claimed his second FIA European Rally Championship in 2009 following his title success three years earlier.

Basso dominated the season, taking seven wins from 11 rounds, again with co-driver Mitia Dotta in an Abarth Grande Punto S2000.

Michał Sołowow was once again a double event winner following his two victories in ’08.

The following is a list of ERC rally wins claimed by eligible drivers in 2009.

Rally 1000 Miglia: Basso/Dotta, Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Istanbul Rally: Sołowow/M Baran, Peugeot 207 S2000
Croatia Delta Rally: Donchev/Yordanov, Peugeot 207 S2000
Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally: Basso/Dotta, Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Rally Bulgaria: Basso/Dotta, Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Rali Vinho da Madeira: Basso/Dotta, Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Barum Czech Rally Zlín: Sołowow/M Baran, Peugeot 207 S2000
Rallye Principe de Asturias: Kopecký/Starý, ŠKODA Fabia S2000
Elpa Rally: Basso/Dotta, Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Rallye d’Antibes: Basso/Dotta, Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Rallye International du Valais: Basso/Dotta, Abarth Grande Punto S2000

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA European Rally Championship ace Alexey Lukyanuk will get a new car and new co-driver for his latest rallying adventure.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz could become only the third motorsport star to win newspaper Przegląd Sportowy’s prestigious Polish Sportsman of the Year award after he was nominated for the first time.