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Zawada keeps ERC Junior title bid alive

Zawada keeps ERC Junior title bid alive

13/08/2017 06:00

Aleks Zawada returned to the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship podium on Rally Rzeszow, his home round of the young driver series.

Zawada, who also took a podium on the Azores Airlines Rallye at the start of April, remains firmly in contention for the 100,000 euros career progression fund on offer to the eventual champion.

Following his third-place finish in Poland, the MSZ Racing Opel ADAM R2 driver said: “A podium finish is always a good finish. I was aiming a bit higher before the event but the rally was extremely difficult. We have given it our all and we’re really pleased. I hope I did a good job for my sponsors and the Polish fans. We had a few problems with the brakes so I couldn’t drive as fast as I would like. Hopefully we can do it again next year.”

After three rounds, Zawada is third in the ERC Junior Under 27 points, 21 behind Chris Ingram.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.