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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.

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).