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Tejpar makes her point on ERC3 Junior debut

2019-05-11T10:24:23+02:00May 11th, 2019|2019, Rally Islas Canarias|

FIA ERC3 Junior Championship rookie Nabila Tejpar made her point on Rally Islas Canarias in more ways than one.

As well as finishing in the top 10 in the Pirelli-backed category, the Briton out-scored Emma Falcón in the ERC Ladies’ Trophy rankings as she built her experience of international competition.

“It was a tough event but I’m really, really happy because I’ve learned a lot, which was good and now I can take that forward,” said Tejpar, who was hampered by not being able to test on the island before the rally and being forced to run with a long-ratio gearbox in her Peugeot 208 R2. “With the long-ratio gearbox we were watching the time hemorrhage on Friday and it was frustrating. But I just had to deal with it, there was nothing I could do about it.

“I improved my times, learned where to push, where not to push, how much grip there is, things like that. It’s been a really good learning experience, I’m happy with the kilometres I got and I can’t complain.”