Why Remennik’s ERC bid is on course
Sergey Remennik’s maiden FIA European Rally Championship campaign is still on track despite back-to-back non-scores.
The Russian is contesting the ERC2 category in his first season of international competition but was out of luck in Greece and Cyprus, dropping back in the title chase as a result.
But ahead of his fifth start of the season on Rally Rzeszow next week, Remennik insists his two-year programme is on course.
“Our plans remain unchanged,” he said. “We want to drive all the ERC events in production and want to finish every rally we start. Regretfully we have not managed it yet. But considering the statistics of the first part of the championship, we understand that we are competitive and are able to finish the season on the podium. It will be very difficult to fight for a victory but we were initially planning two seasons.”
After running as a one-car outfit in Greece and Cyprus, Russian Performance Motorsport will be back to full strength for Poland when team leader and Remennik’s driver coach Alexey Lukyanuk returns from injury.
“I am really happy that RPM team will be in full strength,” said Remennik. “I am impressed by Alexey’s will and incredibly happy with his decision to start in Poland. It was very hard for us without him on previous two events.”