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ERC NEWSLETTER 2016-28 | 28 NOVEMBER 2016



Grönholm signs up the ERC's newest prospect 

Jari Huttunen, who will compete in the FIA ERC Junior Championship for Opel next year, has been signed up by rally legend Marcus Grönholm to his management company. Considered one of Finland’s hottest prospects, Huttunen this year dominated the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup in Germany and earned a place on the ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team for next year’s ERC. Now the 22-year-old has joined GRX Management, headed up by two-time world champion Grönholm. “Jari is a talented guy, as shown by his success in Germany,” said Grönholm. “At GRX Management we will try to create the conditions for his rally career to be a continued success.” Huttunen, who revealed that he was behind the wheel of a combine harvester when the call from Grönholm came, said: “To be involved in Grönholm’s stable is a great thing. It will certainly help when thinking about the future. Last season in Germany went beyond expectations and now we have this, so yes, I have to be pleased.”





ERC aces carry on rallying

It’s nearly December, but that’s not stopping some FIA European Rally Championship drivers from continuing to rip up the stages.

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ERC stars at Wawsaw Motor Show 

The car of ERC2 champion Wojciech Chuchała was a star of the recent Warsaw Motor Show: the biggest motor show in Poland, which regularly attracts thousand of visitors from across Europe.

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New Hyundai gets big win with former ERC duo

The Hyundai i20 R5, which is expected to fight for FIA European Rally Championship glory in future, recorded its first major victory last weekend with former ERC stars Kevin Abbring and Seb Marshall.

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From Argentina to Poland: Preto in the top 10 with ERC team MSZ

FIA ERC Junior Championship event winning team MSZ Racing guided Argentine Mariano Preto to a top 10 class finish as he got his European rallying career off to an impressive start on Rajd Cieszyńska Barbórka in Poland last weekend.

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Season recap: Lukyanuk beats Kajetanowicz in ERC curtain-raiser

Alexey Lukyanuk won the opening round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship after defeating the defending champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz on the final day of Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés in March.

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