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Tsouloftas wins Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy

Tsouloftas wins Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy

18/06/2017 21:00

Alexandros Tsouloftas was rewarded for his determined drive on his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship with the prestigious Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy.

The young Cypriot was in a strong second place after nine stages when he suffered a double puncture on the 23.43-kilometre Cytanet Avdelero run this morning, losing more than 10 minutes and any hopes of a podium finish.

“There was a big rock in the road and we got two punctures,” the young Cypriot driver explained afterwards. “It was a sharp stone in the line, I couldn’t avoid it, it could have cost us our lives.”

As well as winning the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy for charging back to ninth overall, Tsouloftas was the top local on the Love Cyprus Golden Stage to pick up a cheque for 7,000 euros.

ERC Co-ordinator is pictured presenting Tsouloftas with the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.