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19 OCTOBER 2018

ERC NEWSLETTER 36-18

CZECH STAR MAREŠ CONFIDENT OF MORE ERC GRAVEL PACE
Filip Mareš is confident he can go much faster on gravel following his second loose-surface appearance in an R5 car on Rally Liepāja last weekend. The Czech federation-backed prospect was fifth in the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 category and sixth overall on the Latvian event. Click for full story.
 
NO TITLE BUT KREIM RELISHES ERC BATTLE
Fabian Kreim might have missed out on the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship during the three-way showdown on Rally Liepāja, but he returned to his native Germany armed with an abundance of experience following his fine performance in Latvia. With limited gravel running during his career, the ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland driver suggested the odds would be stacked against him in the title battle. And while he missed out on the big prize he impressed throughout the high-speed gravel event alongside co-driver Frank Christian. Click for full story.
 
ERC PROGRESS PLEASES MUNNINGS
Catie Munnings delivered another impressive performance in the FIA European Rally Championship, shrugging off her lack of gravel experience to finish fifth in ERC Junior Under 27 and first in the ERC Ladies’ Trophy section on Rally Liepāja. Munnings, 20, made her gravel debut in Latvia in 2016 but her return marked only her third start on a high-speed loose-surface event. Click for full story.
 
YATES PROMISE SHINES THROUGH IN ERC AFTER MASSIVE MOMENT
Rhys Yates showed his potential for the future with sixth place in ERC Junior Under 28 on Rally Liepāja despite a “massive, massive moment”. The Briton was making his debut on the high-speed gravel event in the Kresta Racing ŠKODA Fabia R5 he shares with co-driver Elliott Edmondson. Click for full story.
 
INGRAM CREDITS GRYAZIN FOR ERC PACE RISE
Chris Ingram has praised Nikolay Gryazin – the man who beat him to the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship – for making him a faster driver. Ingram pushed Gryazin for the ERC Junior U28 crown on Rally Liepāja, despite 2018 marking his first campaign in an R5 car. Click for full story.
 
FITNESS FIRST IN ERC JUNIOR EXPERIENCE
Four young rally crews were given the opportunity to build their knowledge and expertise during the latest ERC Junior Experience training sessions in Latvia last week. The quartet took part in three workshops – physical training, partnership acquisition and retention and gravel driving technique – ahead of Rally Liepāja, the closing round of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship. Click for full story.

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03 Catie Munnings-jpg

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04 Rhys Yates-jpg

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