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When ERC Juniors Griebel and Ingram aced it in the Azores

When ERC Juniors Griebel and Ingram aced it in the Azores

16/04/2017 12:00

Marijan Griebel and Chris Ingram were top dogs in last season’s FIA ERC Junior Championship, finishing first and second in the final 2016 table.

At the start of the new, two-tier ERC Junior era, both were on top form when the 2017 campaign began on the Azores Airlines Rallye recently.

Griebel (pictured right with co-driver Stefan Komczyk) cemented his glowing reputation by winning the ERC Junior Under 28 category in a fine second overall, while Ingram won in ERC Junior Under 27 following a dramatic end to the event.

The Briton had been leading nearing the final loop of stages but slipped behind Opel team-mate Jari Huttunen when his ADAM R2 began to falter. But he hit back and won the class when Huttunen suffered problems of his own 200 metres from the finish of the last stage.

Griebel and Ingram will be in the hunt for more ERC success on next month’s Rally Islas Canarias.

Castrol Ford Team Turkey completed a win double to remember on the Cyprus Rally last weekend.

Nasser Al-Attiyah is the focus of the latest ERC All Access programme, which is being broadcast on Eurosport this week.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz says he’s ready to fight for home success after closing to within 14 points of FIA European Rally Championship leader Bruno Magalhães by winning leg two of the Cyprus Rally yesterday.

The Love Cyprus Golden Stage proved a big hit with three-tenths of a second separating the fastest two drivers as round four of the FIA European Rally Championship finished in Ayia Napa yesterday.

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.

Ümitcan Özdemir claimed his maiden ERC3 success for Castrol Ford Team Turkey with a controlled drive ahead of fellow Fiesta R2 drivers Deniz Fahri and İsmet Toktaş on the Cyprus Rally.