ERC star Cais fifth on home run

2021-04-01T15:18:19+02:00March 31st, 2021|2021|

Erik Cais had to battle the effects of a heavy cold to finish fifth overall on the Czech championship season-opening Kowax Valašská Rally ValMez recently.

Cais, the first driver to sign up to the FIA European Rally Championship’s new-for-2021 ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory, overcame illness to finish fourth among the drivers registered for the national championship.

Co-driven by Jindřiška Žáková in a Ford Fiesta R5 MkII run under the Yacco ACCR Team banner, Cais completed the Tarmac event with a flurry of top-three stage times to further underline his potential.

“I had a cold and felt very tired,” said Cais. “During the first leg I have felt really bad and we were seriously thinking about retirement. Sleeping between the first and second leg helped, so we have decided to continue and it was little bit better. In the last stages we were trying to push and keep our position. But due to not  it was one of the most difficult rallies in my life.”

 

Photo: Josef Petru