When ERC Juniors Griebel and Ingram aced it in the Azores
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.