Success for ERC drivers on Lausitz Rallye

Success for ERC drivers on Lausitz Rallye

05/11/2017 12:00

Albert von Thurn und Taxis and Dominik Brož were among the FIA European Rally Championship regulars to enjoy success on the ADMV Lausitz Rallye in Germany yesterday.

Von Thurn und Taxis, on a rare outing in his homeland finished third in a ŠKODA Fabia R5 with Brož winning the RC4 category for two-wheel-drive machinery in P16 overall alongside regular co-driver Petr Těšínský.

Jānis Vorobjovs, who challenged for ERC2 success on the ERC season-closing Rally Liepāja last month, took the production class honours in seventh. Former ERC regular Jároslav Orsak finished fourth overall.

Meanwhile, Brož’s ACCR Czech Team team-mate Filip Mareš retired from the opening leg with a broken driveshaft on his Peugeot 208 R2 but fought back to finish second in the category.

Filip Mareš has earned the support of one of Czech Republic’s best ever rally drivers following his impressive maiden season in the FIA European Rally Championship.

Romain Dumas is swapping the stages of the FIA European Rally Championship for the 6.120-kilometre Circuito da Guia, venue of this week’s FIA GT World Cup.

Dávid Botka continued his strong end-of-season run with fifth place on Rallye Waldviertel in Austria last weekend.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey’s run of success in the FIA European Rally Championship is set to continue in 2018 when the Istanbul squad embarks on its third successive ERC campaign.

Julian Wagner had not one but three reasons to celebrate at the finish of Rallye Waldviertel on Saturday evening.

Raimund Baumschlager, who guided Marijan Griebel to the inaugural FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship crown this season, has extended his record-breaking tally of Austrian rally titles to 14 following his success on Rallye Waldviertel today.