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9 APRIL 2018

ERC NEWSLETTER 10-18

ZAWADA GETS HYUNDAI FOR ERC JUNIOR U28 STEP
Aleks Zawada will step up to the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship in 2018. The promising Pole had been planning an ERC Junior U27 bid having come so lose 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. Click here for full story.

CALMER LUKYANUK WANTS MORE ERC GLORY
Alexey Lukyanuk will be hoping his more conservative approach will allow him to challenge for a second consecutive victory in the FIA European Rally Championship when action resumes on Rally Islas Canarias next month. Lukyanuk began his 2018 title bid with an impressive first place on the Azores Airlines Rallye last month and will be a favourite to bag a second successive triumph this season and in Gran Canaria when the Tarmac counter takes place from 3-5 May. Click here for full story.

FORMER ERC CHAMPION KOPECKÝ KING OF THE WORLD
Jan Kopecký, winner of the FIA European Rally Championship in 2013, continued his hugely impressive start to his world series campaign with class victory on Tour de Corse, which finished earlier today. Click here for full story.

ERC JUNIOR LOUBET IMPRESSES ON WORLD RUN
FIA ERC Junior Under 28 contender Pierre-Louis Loubet impressed on his home round of the world championship, twice setting the second fastest time in his category alongside co-driver Vincent Landais. The Team OSCARO driver’s performance on the penultimate stage of Tour de Corse was particularly noteworthy with the stage covering a mammoth 55 kilometres. Click here for full story.

ERC RALLY ISLAS CANARIAS INFO ONLINE
Full details of Rally Islas Canarias, round two of the FIA European Rally Championship, are available at the event’s website. The event itinerary, route map, regulations and more can be found here. Based in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, the all-Tarmac rally takes place from 3-5 May.

WHY SESKS HAD TO BATTLE FOR AZORES ERC JUNIOR PODIUM
Mārtiņš Sesks has revealed the late drama that ruled out a potential shot at FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship victory in the Azores. Making his debut for the ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team in the Pirelli-supported category, Sesks was in second place starting the final stage of the Azores Airlines Rallye when things went wrong for the Latvian. Click here for full story.

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ERC Jan Kopecky-jpg

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Pierre-Louis Loubet-jpg

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ERC Alexey Lukyanuk action-jpg

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