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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

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.