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6 JUNE 2018

ERC NEWSLETTER 18-18

GOOD RESULT, GOOD CALL, GOOD NEWS FOR ERC WINNER MAGALHÃES
Bruno Magalhães had even more reason to celebrate last Sunday evening. Not only did the Portuguese claim his maiden EKO Acropolis Rally victory earlier in the day, he also got confirmation that he’ll continue his pursuit of ERC glory on the Cyprus Rally. SEAJETS-powered Magalhães had been hoping to contest the Mediterranean showpiece, round four of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship, from 15-17 June but was lacking the budget to drive his ARC Sport ŠKODA Fabia R5. Click for full story.
 
BIRDMAN PRAISED FOLLOWING FIRST ERC PODIUM
Hubert Ptaszek, the young Pole nicknamed Birdman, has been praised following his maiden podium finish in the FIA European Rally Championship. Ptaszek, which loosely translates from Polish to English as little bird, finished third on last weekend’s EKO Acropolis Rally, which once again lived up to its reputation as one of the toughest events on the international calendar. Click for full story.
 
WHY PANTELI’S PAIN WAS MELEGARI’S GAIN IN ERC2
While Petros Panteli suffered the agony of losing the final podium spot in the FIA European Rally Championship’s ERC2 category on the EKO Acropolis Rally with a final-stage technical issue, few could begrudge Zelindo Melegari third place. Click for full story.
 
MOL’S MAN DOES GOOD WITH MAIDEN ERC PODIUM
Norbert Herczig’s transition from multiple national champion to FIA European Rally Championship frontrunner continued on the EKO Acropolis Rally yesterday when the MOL-backed Hungarian placed second overall on the all-gravel counter. Click for full story.
 
ERC CHARGER BRYNILDSEN REFLECTS ON WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Eyvind Brynildsen reckons last week’s EKO Acropolis Rally was a case of what might have been after a time-consuming puncture cost him a shot at victory on round three of the FIA European Rally Championship. Click for full story.
 
MONTEIRO’S ERC ACROPOLIS MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Aloísio Monteiro achieved his objective of finishing the FIA European Rally Championship-counting EKO Acropolis Rally – and belied his lack of experience by coming home P10 among the sizeable R5 contingent. Click for full story.
 
ERC R2 X 2: SAINTÉLOC JUNIOR TEAM IS CYPRUS RALLY-BOUND
The Saintéloc Junior Team will embark on one of its toughest challenges yet when it enters rising talents Catie Munnings and Laurent Pellier on the FIA European Rally Championship-counting Cyprus Rally from 15-17 June. Click for full story.
 
DOUBLE CELEBRATION TIME FOR NOBRE IN THE ERC
Paulo Nobre had double reason to celebrate at the finish of the EKO Acropolis Rally in Greece on Sunday afternoon: he scored his first points in the FIA European Rally Championship following his ninth place, while his beloved Palmeiras football team beat São Paulo 3-1. Click for full story.
 
THE ERC MOVERS REVEALED
There were gains aplenty in the FIA European Rally Championship standings following last weekend’s EKO Acropolis Rally. Winner Bruno Magalhães has shot up to second place, 14 behind Alexey Lukyanuk, while Tibor Érdi Jr is now 10 points adrift of Sergei Remennik in the ERC2 table. Elsewhere, rookie Amittrajit Ghosh from India has emerged as a contender for the ERC3 crown following an impressive debut win, albeit 30 points behind Diogo Gago. Meanwhile, in the prestigious FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, Russian Performance Motorsport is now in front, three ahead of the ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team. The all-action ERC continues on the Cyprus Rally (15-17 June). Click for full story.

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Photos

01 ERC Hugo Magalhaes and Bruno Magalhaes-jpg
01 ERC Hugo Magalhaes and Bruno Magalhaes-jpg

02 ERC Hubert Ptaszek-jpg
02 ERC Hubert Ptaszek-jpg

03 ERC Zelindo Melegari-jpg
03 ERC Zelindo Melegari-jpg

04 ERC Nobert Herczig-jpg
04 ERC Nobert Herczig-jpg

05 ERC Eyvind Brynildsen-jpg
05 ERC Eyvind Brynildsen-jpg

06 ERC Aloisio Monteiro-jpg
06 ERC Aloisio Monteiro-jpg

07 Sainteloc Junior Team Cyprus Rally livery-png
07 Sainteloc Junior Team Cyprus Rally livery-png

08 ERC Paulo Nobre-jpg
08 ERC Paulo Nobre-jpg

09 ERC Alexey Lukyanuk-jpg
09 ERC Alexey Lukyanuk-jpg

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