The Step-up Superstars: ERC graduates shine in Croatia

2021-04-30T22:45:35+02:00May 1st, 2021|2021|

Several FIA European Rally Championship graduates impressed on the FIA World Rally Championship-counting Croatia Rally last month. Check out who they were and what they did below.

ADRIEN FOURMAUX
On his first World Rally Championship start in a World Rally Car and in his fourth season of rallying, ERC event winner Fourmaux, 24, shrugged off his lack of experience to finish fifth overall and set a pair of top-two stage times in the process for the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team.

NIKOLAY GRYAZIN
Gryazin, who won the ERC1 Junior title in 2018, was on fine stage-winning form in Croatia with nine fastest times in WRC2. Unfortunately for the Russian, an off-road moment and a powersteering issue dropped him back before a crash on the penultimate stage put him out.

KAJETAN KAJETANOWICZ
The three-time ERC champion made the perfect start to his WRC3 bid with victory ahead of fellow ERC graduates and podium finishers EMIL LINDHOLM and YOHAN ROSSEL.

CHRIS INGRAM
Despite not competing in a Rally2 since he won the ERC title on Rally Hungary in November 2019, Ingram was on impressive form with fifth in WRC3 as he began his two-year world championship adventure alongside co-driver Ross Whittock.