ERC NEWSLETTER 2016-14 | 12 July 2016

sirmacis predicts exciting erc rally estonia fight

Young FIA European Rally Championship sensation Ralfs Sirmacis is expecting an exciting battle for victory on this week’s auto24 Rally Estonia. The 22-year-old Latvian, who won in ERC Junior on the event last year, will go up against last year’s overall winner Alexey Lukyanuk and the defending ERC champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz. The Sports Racing Technologies ŠKODA Fabia R5 driver said: “We are looking forward to auto24 Rally Estonia. I have been starting here since 2011 and it’s always great to drive those stages again and again. Lukyanuk has always been quick here and Kajetanowicz just completed super-fast Rally Poland so the fight for the podium will be exciting. Also the local boys with Group N cars are ones to watch. We haven’t been driving with our car in fast rallies but we will do a proper test before the event. I’m sure we will find right setup and we will fight for the highest place in the podium.”

MÄKINEN SENDS JAPANESE TOYOTA PROTÉGÉS TO THE ERC 

Two young Japanese drivers supported by Toyota and being trained by the team of four-time World Rally Champion Tommi Mäkinen will compete on the next round of the FIA European Rally Championship. http://www.fiaerc.com/makinen-sends-japanese-toyota-proteges-to-the-erc/

ERC Q&A: ALEXEY LUKYANUK

Alexey Lukyanuk will bid to retain his auto24 Rally Estonia crown this weekend, 12 months on from his maiden FIA European Rally Championship win. He’s asked about his season so far and his Estonian expertise.
http://www.fiaerc.com/erc-qa-alexey-lukyanuk/

INGRAM TO PUSH FOR ERC JUNIOR GLORY IN ESTONIA 

ERC Junior Championship leader Chris Ingram says he wants to push for wins over the remainder of the season, starting on this week’s auto24 Rally Estonia.
http://www.fiaerc.com/ingram-to-push-for-erc-junior-glory-in-estonia/ 

TÄNAK TO APPEAR ON ERC  RALLY ESTONIA CITY STAGE

Top Estonian rally ace Ott Tänak will make an appearance on the FIA European Rally Championship’s auto24 Rally Estonia this weekend – driving a crosskart on the Elva street stage. 
http://www.fiaerc.com/tanak-to-appear-on-erc-rally-estonia-city-stage/

KRUUDA JR JOINS ERC JUNIOR RANKS ON RALLY ESTONIA

Gustav Kruuda will compete in the ERC Junior Championship for the first time on auto24 Rally Estonia this week, and has been getting tips from his older brother Karl.​
http://www.fiaerc.com/kruuda-jr-joins-erc-junior-ranks-on-rally-estonia/

UPCOMING ERC EVENTS

auto24 Rally Estonia, 15-17 July 2016:
http://www.fiaerc.com/event/auto24-rally-estonia-2016/

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