Star names head superb entry list for ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlín
The entry list for next week's Barum Czech Rally Zlín - round eight of the FIA European Rally Championship - has been revealed, with a total of 132 crews led by a number of big names. Reigning champion and standings leader Kajetan Kajetanowicz is the top seed in his LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5, but will be joined in the Czech Republic by his two title rivals, with Alexey Lukyanuk (Ford Fiesta R5) and Ralfs Sirmacis (Sports Racing Technologies ŠKODA Fabia R5) looking to keep up the pressure on the Rally Rzeszow winner. Jan Kopecký will bid for his fifth win on the event in a ŠKODA Motorsport Fabia R5, but could well face competition from French asphalt ace Bryan Bouffier, making his third appearance of the season in the Gemini Clinic Rally Team Citroën DS3 R5. Jaromír Tarabus (T&T Czech National Team ŠKODA Fabia R5) joins Kopecký among those upholding home honour. The ERC Junior Championship moves on to its penultimate round with Opel drivers Chris Ingram, Marijan Griebel and Julius Tannert leading the way. Three-time ERC champion Luca Rossetti (in a Toyota GT86 CS-R3) and Murat Bostanci will battle with them in ERC3, with Giacomo Scattolon and Tibor Érdi Jr going head-to-head in ERC2. Click here to view the full entry list.
Rally Rzeszow always a thrill for French ERC pair
French pair Bryan Bouffier and Xavier Panseri thoroughly enjoyed competing on Rally Rzeszow as part of the FIA European Rally Championship for the first time, even though they missed out on victory.
Filip delighted to choose ‘sensational’ ERC Rally Rzeszow
Alex Filip was happy he chose to be a part of Rally Rzeszow’s FIA European Rally Championship debt, labelling the Polish event ‘sensational’.
Ending didn’t sour ERC debut for Brzeziński
Jakub Brzeziński was pleased with his FIA European Rally Championship debut on Rally Rzeszow, despite a difficult ending.
Before ERC Liepāja comes China as Eriksen guides Ma from circuit to stages
Norwegian co-driver Torstein Eriksen will have a busy run-up to his next FIA European Rally Championship appearance on Rally Liepāja as he helps Chinese circuit racing star Ma Qing Hua make his rally debut.
Stratieva gets creative to support her ERC return
Ekaterina Stratieva is set to return to the FIA European Rally Championship on Barum Czech Rally Zlín later this month, and has got creative to help raise the funds needed.
UPCOMING ERC EVENTS
Barum Czech Rally Zlín, 26-28 August 2016:
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