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Zawada gets Hyundai for ERC Junior U28 step

Zawada gets Hyundai for ERC Junior U28 step

05/04/2018 12:00

Aleks Zawada will step up to the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship in 2018 – and this is the car he’ll drive.

The Pole had been planning an ERC Junior Under 27 bid having come so close to the crown last season. However, he’s switching from his Opel ADAM R2 to a top-of-the-range Hyundai i20 R5 instead with Rally Islas Canarias up first on his schedule.

“An opportunity arose that I just could not turn down,” Zawada explained. “The chance to compete in an R5 does not come along often, and it is something that I just had to jump on. It will not be easy but I have to believe in myself and I relish the challenge.”

Visit FIAERC.com soon for more on Zawada’s dream drive.

Jan Kopecký, winner of the FIA European Rally Championship in 2013, is relishing the prospect of taking on Alexey Lukyanuk in this season’s Czech title battle.

It proved a successful weekend for several FIA European Rally Championship drivers with notable results in Azores, Czech Republic, Poland, Scotland and Slovenia.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s participation on this weekend’s Czech championship Rallye Šumava Klatovy won’t be a one-off as first reported.

Roland Stengg has chosen the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship for the “competition and coverage” it delivers as he embarks on a two-year European campaign.

Rhys Yates will put the experience he gained on his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship debut to good use when he contests a rally in Scotland this weekend.

Round two of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship is officially underway following yesterday’s launch in Las Palmas.