HYUNDAI BOSS NANDAN ON THE IMPORTANCE OF YPRES AND THE ERC
Hyundai Motorsport team principal Michel Nandan has been speaking about the importance of this week's Kenotek Ypres Rally to the company's R5 project. The new i20 R5 will make its public debut as a course car on the FIA European Rally Championship event. Nandan said: "The ERC is a key championship for the R5 category, and the Ypres Rally is one of the biggest weekends of the season. It’s a famous event that always attracts a big entry list, with a lot of international interest, so it’s great place to show the car for the first time. We’ve had a huge amount of interest in the project, but potential customers want to see how the car performs on proper competition stages. The Ypres Rally will be the first time we have run on the same roads as our future competitors, so people will be able to start comparing us against the current ERC field."
ERC DEBUT FOR 18-YEAR-OLD STUDENT CATIE
Fresh from her school exams in England, 18-year-old Catie Munnings will make her international rally debut at the Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally, joining the ERC Junior Championship.
ERC Q&A: DÁVID BOTKA
Last year’s ERC2 champion, Dávid Botka had a tough start to life at the top level of the FIA European Rally Championship, but turned a corner with a fine fourth in the Azores and this week makes his Kenotek Ypres Rally debut.
DEVINE JOINS ERC JUNIOR FIELD IN YPRES
Callum Devine joins the ERC Junior field on the Kenotek Ypres Rally with the aim to “measure myself against the best in Europe”.
YPRES AND ERC ICON SNIJERS TO DRIVE R5 PEUGEOT
Former FIA European Rally Champion and multiple Ypres Rally winner Patrick Snijers will drive a Peugeot 208 T16 on next week’s event.
CO-DRIVER ERIKSEN TO CONTINUE IN ERC WITH RETURNING KRISTIANSEN
After making his debut appearance in the Azores with Frank Tore Larsen, Norwegian co-driver Torstein Eriksen will continue in the FIA European Rally Championship in Ypres alongside Petter Kristiansen.
UPCOMING ERC EVENTS
Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally, 23-25 June 2016:
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