ERC NEWSLETTER 2016-15 | 18 July 2016

ERC PUSH PAYS OFF FOR ESTONIA WINNER sirmacis

Ralfs Sirmacis says he never gave up pushing on auto24 Rally Estonia, and was rewarded with his second FIA European Rally Championship win. The 22-year-old Latvian traded fastest times with leader Alexey Lukyanuk earlier in the event and benefitted when the Russian’s car broke after a jump on the penultimate stage. He said: “I knew it would be hard to win, as I knew that Alexey and the others would be so fast. To be honest in the first loops I was a little bit scared of the speed but then in the second loop with more knowledge of the roads I can go flat out. At that point I could see that we were very close to Alexey on speed and this gave me more confidence. I tried to keep pushing and keep the pressure on and we ended up with the win.” 

BARAN’S PRAISE FOR ‘PERFECT PODIUM’ ON ERC ESTONIA 

Reigning FIA European Rally Champion co-driver Jarek Baran had high praise for the spectacular finish ceremony on auto24 Rally Estonia, saying it made him feel like a Formula 1 driver. http://www.fiaerc.com/barans-praise-for-perfect-podium-on-erc-estonia/

ERC JUNIOR EXPERIENCE BOOSTS SESKS IN ESTONIA

Young Latvian driver Mārtiņš Sesks won his class on auto24 Rally Estonia after benefitting from the ERC Junior Experience.
http://www.fiaerc.com/erc-junior-experience-boosts-sesks-in-estonia/

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED FOR ERC RALLY RZESZOW 

Rally Rzeszow, the next round of the FIA European Rally Championship, has extended its closing date for entries.
http://www.fiaerc.com/closing-date-extended-for-erc-rally-rzeszow/ 

ERC IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED FOR VASILY

Vasily Gryazin says that competing in the FIA European Rally Championship again is some of the best therapy he can undergo, as he completes his rehabilitation from a road traffic accident that left him hospitalised for the best part of a month just over one year ago. 
http://www.fiaerc.com/erc-is-just-what-the-doctor-ordered-for-vasily/

ERC RALLY ESTONIA REPORT: SIRMACIS WINS AFTER LATE LUKYANUK DRAMA

Ralfs Sirmacis has become the first two-time winner in the FIA European Rally Championship in 2016 after Alexey Lukyanuk lost an event-long lead on the penultimate stage of auto24 Rally Estonia.​
http://www.fiaerc.com/erc-rally-estonia-day-three-report-sirmacis-wins-after-late-lukyanuk-drama/

UPCOMING ERC EVENTS

25 Rally Rzeszow, 4-6 August 2016:
http://www.fiaerc.com/event/25-rajd-rzeszowski-2016/

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