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Stat Sunday: the ERC winners of 2014

Stat Sunday: the ERC winners of 2014

19/03/2017 12:00

Esapekka Lappi’s three wins helped him to the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship in a ŠKODA Fabia S2000, co-driven by fellow Finn Janne Ferm, as ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica bagged his first international win.

In addition to Lappi and Kubica, who won in Austria, Ireland’s Craig Breen scored a debut win for the Peugeot 208 T16 on the Acropolis Rally, while Belgium’s Freddy Loix continued his dominance on home soil.

31 Int. Jännerrallye, Oberösterreich: Kubica/Szczepaniak, Ford Fiesta RRC
Rally Liepāja: Lappi/Ferm, ŠKODA Fabia S2000
Acropolis Rally: Breen/Martin, Peugeot 208 T16
Circuit of Ireland Rally: Lappi/Ferm, ŠKODA Fabia S2000
49th SATA Rallye Açores: Sousa/Magalhães, Ford Fiesta RRC
Geko Ypres Rally: Loix/Gitsels, ŠKODA Fabia S2000
auto24 Rally Estonia: Tänak/Mölder, Ford Fiesta R5
Barum Czech Rally Zlín: Pech/Uhel, MINI John Cooper Works S2000
CNP Asfalistiki Cyprus Rally: Al-Rajhi/Orr, Ford Fiesta RRC
Rallye International du Valais: Lappi/Ferm, ŠKODA Fabia S2000
Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse: Sarrazin/Renucci, Ford Fiesta RRC

It’s 25 days until the Azores Airlines Rallye opens the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship on 22 March. Here’s an update of what’s in store on the all-gravel spectacular in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

Aloísio Monteiro will drive a ŠKODA Fabia R5 in the upcoming FIA European Rally Championship – and ERC ace Bruno Magalhães has been showing him the ropes.

Armindo Araújo, who will contest next month’s FIA European Rally Championship season-opening Azores Airlines Rallye, claimed a top-five finish on his return to competition following a lengthy absence.

Catie Munnings is targeting yet more progress when she embarks on her second FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship campaign in 2018.

Jari Huttunen impressed on his first outing in this season’s FIA World Rally Championship, taking two class stage wins and finishing sixth in his division on Rally Sweden last weekend.

Ricardo Moura has laid down the gauntlet to the FIA European Rally Championship title contenders by winning round one of the Portuguese national series yesterday (Sunday).