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Pole Pieniazek signs up for home ERC run

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:00

ERC Junior graduate Łukasz Pieniazek will be back on FIA European Rally Championship duty when his native Poland returns to the all-action schedule later this month.

Pieniazek followed fellow young talents such as Fabio Andolfi, Emil Bergkvist and Stéphane Lefebvre by stepping up to the world championship after gaining experience – and results – in the Pirelli-supported ERC Junior category for R2 cars.

While the world championship is currently his focus with events in Great Britain and Spain also part of his upcoming programme, Pieniazek is relishing the prospect of returning to the ERC and contesting the 75th PZM Rally Poland from 21-23 September.

And by registering for FIA ERC Junior Under 28, the category for young stars in R5 cars, Pieniazek will be in direct competition with fellow emerging prospects including title leader Fabian Kreim, double event winner Nikolay Gryazin and Chris Ingram, the 2017 ERC Junior Under 27 champion.

“We’re really excited to be returning to the European championship on Rally Poland where we can compete in front of our home crowd, including our sponsors and partners,” said Pieniazek, 27. “I’m registered for the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship so it will be good to go up against some of the drivers I used to compete against in ERC Junior and it will also be great preparation for the upcoming world championship rallies we’ll be taking part in, Rally GB and Catalunya.”

Pieniazek will pilot a ŠKODA Fabia R5 for Finnish squad Printsport alongside co-driver and compatriot Przemyslaw Mazur. He has high hopes for a top result.

“I’ve done Rally Poland on two previous occasions, in 2016 when I finished sixth in class in a Citroën DS3 R3T and last year when I drove a PEUGEOT 208 T16 to P11 in my category. However, with World Rally Cars not allowed in the ERC, this will be the first time I’ll be able to fight for the overall top spots on what is one of my favourite events.”

ERC Co-ordinator Jean-Baptiste Ley said he was pleased to welcome Pieniazek back to the championship he last contested in 2016 prior to his graduation to world level.

“It’s great Łukasz is returning to the ERC for his home round of the championship and for what will be a great opportunity to prove his talent against a highly competitive field,” said Ley. “Łukasz was a frontrunner in ERC Junior before his step up to world level and it will be interesting to watch him putting into practice what he has learned since graduating.”

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It’s 15 and counting for ERC-bound Polo R5

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 06:00

The FIA European Rally Championship debut of the Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 has moved a step closer after it was announced that sales of the exciting new machine have reached the 15 mark.

Designed and built by the same team behind Volkswagen’s domination of the world championship from 2013-2016, the Polo GTI R5 is earmarked for customer use with the all-action ERC a likely destination for the car from next season.

“The Polo GTI R5 has completed around 9000 test kilometres to date, half of which were on gravel and half on asphalt,” explained Volkswagen Motorsport head Sven Smeets. “The entire development team has worked hard and delivered a first-class result, which has been confirmed by the initial reactions of customers.”

With homologation of the Polo GTI R5 due on 1 October and the first competitive outing set for Rally Spain from 24-28 October, it won’t be until 2019 that the first example of the car appears on ERC events when its debut will be eagerly anticipated.

“When defining the specification, we took great care to ensure that it would be easy for professional privateer teams to master the technical support of the Polo GTI R5,” added Jan-Gerard de Jongh, technical project manager for the Polo GTI R5.

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Monteiro: Zlín experience good for my ERC future

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:00

Aloísio Monteiro will turn his Barum Czech Rally Zlín negative into a positive in next season’s FIA European Rally Championship.

The Portuguese suffered late despair in Czech Republic last month when a fuel pump failure put him out on the final stage of the sealed-surface event, which was rain-affected throughout.

But with his focus already turning to 2019, Monteiro’s Zlin debut wasn’t entirely without reward as he gained valuable experience for next season.

“It's a fact that we can’t be satisfied with the result,” said the ARC Sport ŠKODA Fabia R5 driver. “We always aim to finish and get good results, but motorsport doesn’t always run as we would like. Still, I am very happy with this experience because it has greatly enriched my driver curriculum and gave us many information that we will use in future.”

Monteiro confirmed in Zlín his 2018 ERC campaign was the first of a two-year programme in the FIA championship.

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Miracles would do nicely for Magalhães after ERC title test increases

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 06:00

Bruno Magalhães remains in contention to win the FIA European Rally Championship despite being unable to prevent Alexey Lukyanuk from growing his title lead on Barum Czech Rally Zlín last month.

While Lukyanuk battled home hero Jan Kopecký for the outright victory, SEAJETS-backed Magalhães was a distant ninth at the finish.

The Portuguese ace explained why – on this occasion – he could not take the fight to those who would ultimately set the pace but that giving up is not part of the plan.

“The rally was very difficult, very tough,” said last year’s ERC runner-up. “I was trying all the time to improve the confidence but when it’s difficult to get the grip you don’t have the confidence and you just try to get to the finish.

“Barum Czech Rally Zlín is very, very specific and you need a very special set-up for this very special event. At this level you cannot arrive to a rally like that and make just 30 kilometres in a stage that is not [representative of] the rally.

“When you make 30 kilometres and go to the rally it’s not possible to fight. You need to make a good test with a lot of kilometres. Unfortunately, I just made 30 kilometres because of a question of money. It’s like that and after that you suffer during the rally because you don’t have the confidence and [this rally was] worse because it was raining.

“The situation is difficult and my position is not good. I need to be focused because even if you go slowly you go outside of the road. For me and for my budget I cannot touch [anything], I cannot crash. When you don’t have the confidence and you don’t have the car totally adapted in these conditions, then you can understand my job is difficult.”

At the finish of Barum Czech Rally Zlín on 26 August, Magalhães insisted he was not giving up on contesting the penultimate event of the ERC season, PZM Rally Poland from 21-23 September.

“Of course I try to be in Poland but even to be [in Zlín] was a miracle until the last hour,” he said. “But to be at six races and still [be] in with a chance [of the championship] is very good for us with a small team and a small budget. When you don’t have the chance to be correctly prepared for some events it’s not a big problem. For a specialist event like this you don’t have a chance.”

Magalhães trails Lukyanuk by 36 points after six ERC rounds.

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All-nighter goes unrewarded as Brož recalls early ERC Junior exit woe

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 18:00

Dominik Brož suffered home FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship heartache when a broken wheel resulted in his early exit from Barum Czech Rally Zlín.

Brož, part of the ACCR Czech Rally Team, had high hopes of a strong finish in the Pirelli-supported category but his hopes were over early on Saturday morning when he attempted to leave service in Otrokovice.

“We hit a big wall on Friday night in the city stage and broke the wheel,” explained Brož, who is co-driven by fellow Czech Petr Těšínský. “We get a penalty but the mechanics worked all night to repair the damage. In the morning the car was okay but when we leave service the gearbox was not working and we could not leave service. It was very disappointing.”

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Stengg rolls with it for ERC Junior finish

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 12:00

Roland Stengg battled back from a high-speed roll to finish his Barum Czech Rally Zlín debut in fifth place in the highly-competitive FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship.

Stengg and co-driver and fellow Austrian Jürgen Heigl lost more than two minutes to their rivals when they hit trouble on the first day of the challenging sealed-surface event, which was effected by rain throughout.

“I was pushing a bit more than the first stages [on Saturday] because it was drying up,” Pirelli-equipped Stengg explained. “I missed a [pacenote] call from Jürgen in a very fast section and broke way too late. We went outside in the grass and rolled one time but the spectators put us back in after around two minutes. I was flat-out at 170kph and I was rolling at about 90kph. It was really fast.

“On the first stage [of Sunday] it was on a muddy left corner, there was a stone on the inside and I couldn’t really avoid it because we were just sliding so we got a front-left puncture and that really slowed us down. We then had a problem with the intercom so the plan was just to come to the finish with no big risks.”

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Munnings shrugs off illness to continue ERC Junior scoring run

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 06:00

Catie Munnings continued her strong scoring run in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship with a battling performance on Barum Czech Rally Zlín late last month.

Munnings fought back from a stomach virus to claim her third top-six of 2018 in the Pirelli-supported category in the Saintéloc Junior Team PEUGEOT 208 R2 that was co-driven on this occasion by Alba Sánchez from Spain.

“It was a very difficult rally from the get-off, especially with being ill on the recce it was hard to make good pacenotes, they’ve been pretty basic,” said the Briton, who won the ERC Ladies’ Trophy category in Czech Republic. “And it was very difficult with so much mud and slippery surfaces you need to have very detailed pacenotes so it’s been difficult. We missed qualifying as well and normally that’s a good time to see where your pace is and make changes on the car.

“It was one of those rallies where you were counting down the kilometres to the end. I just wanted to get to the finish and there was no point risking anything. It was so easy to make a mistake. I’m just happy to be at the end.”

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Why it felt like a win in Zlín for ERC Junior Vita

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 18:00

Mattia Vita said his run to fourth place in the Pirelli-supported FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship on Barum Czech Rally Zlín felt like a victory.

Vita claimed fourth place in class for the second event running despite tackling the demanding Czech stages for the first time in his Tagai Racing Technology PEUGEOT 208 R2.

“We did no big mistakes and there was no damage on the car, which is a victory for us,” said the Italian university student. “We are improving and I see the lights at the end of the tunnel because on the short stages we are quite close to [the leaders].”

Despite the challenging nature of the rain- and mud-hit stages, Vita said he relished his first taste of the Barum Czech Rally Zlín roads.

“For me it’s enjoyable in these difficult conditions because I like rally, I like the mud on these stages, it’s fun, you slide but then sometimes you think it was dangerous.

“During the first stage of [Sunday] I went off for a few metres in a junction then the second one was very good for us. I was feeling very good in the car but then in the last stage [of the morning] I lost the concentration too much because I found very slippery conditions and eased the foot from the throttle and said ‘okay let’s go to the end and finish’. It was the most difficult race of my life for sure.”

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Černý: Home ERC round one to forget

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:00

Jan Černý’s home round of the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship was effectively over just after it had begun thanks to a mechanical failure on the very first stage.

Černý, who is part of his country’s federation-backed ACCR Czech Rally Team, was forced to complete the event under Rally2 rules following a troubled run through the Zlín street stage on Friday night.

“For sure the problems all started on the first stage where we lost the wheel, we didn’t hit anything, we just lost the wheel, the same like for [Václav] Pech,” Černý explained. “That was strange and quite difficult because we also got a five-minute penalty for not completing the stage.”

With his hopes of a strong result over, Barum Czech Rally Zlín turned into an exercise of damage limitation.

“It was the first proper stage [on Saturday] and I used the wet tyre, which I don’t really like. When I changed for the slick one it was quite good with good times in the top five. But then we had a puncture and lost more time.

“We started Sunday with the wet tyres, just one good stage for us, but we are at the finish and we have some points and that’s good although both rallies in the European championship this year have not been good for me.”

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Good ERC Junior performance but no reward for Klausz

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 06:00

Kristóf Klausz was on form when he returned to FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship duty on Barum Czech Rally Zlín last week, holding fourth in class until the penultimate stage.

Unfortunately for the Pirelli-equipped Hungarian, a mud-coated section of road caught him out and led to his exit with fourth position seemingly secure alongside co-driver Botond Csányi.

“I think this was the hardest rally I have done, really challenging conditions, hard and slippery,” said Klausz. “We had two punctures on the first day but it was a good performance, we were in fourth place and we have not done so many rallies this year.

“We did not finish because after a right/left turn on stage 14 there was full mud on the Tarmac, we get out of line and hit the tree at the side of the track. The steering arm was broken and unfortunately we could not finish the rally.”

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Furuseth in ERC recovery mode after tough Czech break

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 18:00

Sindre Furuseth is hoping the 75th PZM Rally Poland will signal a change of fortune after bad luck dogged his progress in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship for the second event running on Barum Czech Rally Zlín last week.

Furuseth’s record in the Pirelli-supported category reads two starts, two DNFs following a spate of mechanical failures, which have undermined his huge potential at the wheel of his SF Rally Opel ADAM R2.

After retiring from Saturday’s action when a snapped wishbone on landing a jump triggered a series of failures, the Norwegian restarted on leg two only for bad luck to strike again.

“We expected the left-hand side [wishbone] to be quite worn since the right broke so we changed both sides,” Furuseth explained. “But we think it was the upright on the left side that just snapped but we need to check the car properly when we get back [to Norway]. Everything was fitted as it should be, we change parts all the time so we don’t understand what happened, it’s not like we hit anything. But the driveshaft was pulled out of the gearbox and we could not continue. It’s disappointing, maybe the worse rally of my career.

“Now we must recover for Poland. I’m Scandinavian so I should be good on gravel but I believe I have a god package on Tarmac as well, it’s just wet Tarmac is not my favourite surface.”

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Late crash hits Falcón’s ERC hopes hard

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:00

As if a persistent gear-shift issue wasn’t bad enough, a high-speed final-stage accident compounded a frustrating Barum Czech Rally Zlín for ERC Ladies’ Trophy contender Emma Falcón.

The Canary Islander was hampered by a paddle-shift issue from stage five, then was slowed by a turbo boost pipe breaking free on stage 12 of the FIA European Rally Championship qualifier.

With one stage remaining, Falcón was on course to finish second in the ERC Ladies’ Trophy classification and ninth in ERC3 when she crashed on a long, left-hander on the last stage, fortunately without injury.

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Avcioglu happy after playing the ERC’s survival game

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 06:00

Orhan Avcioglu belied his lack of Barum Czech Rally Zlín experience to finish as the third-best rookie on the FIA European Rally Championship counter, describing the rain-hit event as a “survival game”.

The FIA Balkan Trophy champion from 2017 placed P11 in the final classification in his Toksport WRT ŠKODA Fabia R5.

 “It was a survival game,” said the Turkish talent. “I tried to not make any mistakes and keep it steady. It was a really difficult rally, one of the most difficult of my life, but we finished P11 overall at my first time of trying. I tried to manage the conditions to the best of my ability and it worked. I am glad we finished and thank you to my team and all my supporters.”

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Rhys has great time with Czech Yates but ERC finish eludes King Kresta’s rookie

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 18:00

British prospect Rhys Yates described Barum Czech Rally Zlín as the “best event” he’s ever contested despite an early crash cutting short his debut with local legend Roman Kresta’s eponymous team.

Yates joined fellow FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship contender Filip Mareš at Kresta Racing for the sealed-surface showcase – which he was contesting for the first time – but was out after four stages.

He explained what went wrong in the ŠKODA Fabia R5 he was sharing with co-driver Elliott Edmondson.

“It was two kilometres in a fast, narrow section,” Yates explained. “I misjudged a corner, clipped a steel pole and it broke the steering. We went off into a field and had to park up. We were in fifth gear, flat out. The pole wasn't hidden but it was a small misjudgement on my part.

“We talked to Roman [Kresta] about restarting but with the conditions how they were there was no point taking the risk. Besides we’d done the recce and got a feel for the rally. It’s a shame it ended early, we were cut off in our prime a little bit. It was a tough event but the best event I’ve ever done with all the spectators.”

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Hokkanen’s “small issue” a big issue in ERC Junior Under 27

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:00

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship contender Miika Hokkanen has revealed how a “small issue” caused his Barum Czech Rally Zlín debut to end prematurely.

The Finn, making his third start on asphalt and his first appearance on wet Tarmac, retired on stage three with a broken engine in his Pireli-equipped PEUGEOT 208 R2.

“We had a very small issue which broke our whole car so it was very bad luck,” said the Finn, part of the Saintéloc Junior Team. “The gearshift lever broke so the gearbox shifted down instead of up and it broke the engine completely. We tried to fix the car and we pushed the car to the outside of the road because we don’t want to be in front of any one or disturb other drivers. But we could not continue.

“It’s always very frustrating when you retire and, for us, it’s our second retirement in a row and the third this season in four races. I would prefer to make a better result but I can always hope it can change in future. We have gravel next and at least I have more experience on gravel. But I feel with this car on this event I was getting a better feeling than on the previous ones.”

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Rain means pain for ERC podium star Herczig

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 06:00

Norbert Herczig’s run of podiums in the FIA European Rally Championship ended on Barum Czech Rally Zlín last weekend as rain stopped play for the four-time Hungarian champion.

The MOL Racing Team driver demonstrated his potential with the sixth fastest time in qualifying on Thursday morning on his Zlín debut. But a double puncture on the opening stage dropped him out of contention before he crashed out on the rain-hit stage five.

Despite the dramatic nature of his exit (pictured), Herczig and co-driver Ramón Ferencz were uninjured in the incident, although their ŠKODA Fabia R5 was damaged beyond immediate repair, which prevented their restart under Rally2 rules on Sunday.

Hercizg, who remains third in the standings, will be back on ERC duty when Poland returns to the championship from 21-23 September for the PZM-backed gravel counter in Mikołajki.

Photo: MOL Racing Team

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Ingram lands third ERC Junior U28 podium, plans flat-out title push

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 21:00

Ingram, who won the Pirelli-supported ERC Junior U27 title last season, battled back from an early off to place third in the category for young stars in R5 cars.

Having won in the Azores, placed second in Italy and third in Czech Republic, Ingram’s confidence is on the up after facing a “massive learning curve” during the early stages of the sealed-surface event, which marked his first wet-weather running in the Toksport WRT ŠKODA Fabia R5 he shares with co-driver and fellow Briton Ross Whittock.

“I went off into the bushes [on the first stage on Saturday], we took a while to get back on because it was quite boggy,” the 11 Degrees-backed Ingram explained. “The one after that was the worst stage of my career because I had no confidence at all and that’s the stage I had the massive crash on a few years ago.

“It was a massive learning curve, most of the rally we’ve been testing and only at the very end [did we get] it right with some really good times. We were prepared for a dry Barum and I think we would have gone well but there was just too much at stake to do a stupid mistake and I was scared to be honest.

“A lack of experience [has been the problem], I’d never driven the car on wet or slippery Tarmac before. We’ve shown a bit of pace and if we were able to do the rally again next week we’d be there [on pace].

“We finished on the podium and now we can go absolutely flat out on the last two rounds because we’ll have three decent scores. That will be the plan.”

PZM Rally Poland hosts the next ERC Junior U28 round from 21-23 September.

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It’s payback time: Kristensson rewards hard-working team with ERC Junior podium

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 18:00

Tom Kristensson gave the ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team double cause for celebration on Barum Czech Rally Zlín last weekend.

With Mārtiņš Sesks claiming top FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship honours for the squad, Kristensson completed the Pirelli-supported podium in third place.

It was a result that also served as payback after the German team worked tirelessly to build up a new Opel ADAM R2 from scratch after his car-wrecking crash on ADAC Rallye Deutschland the previous weekend.

“It was a really tough event and demanding even before we got here after our crash in Germany the weekend before, which meant the team had to build a new car from scratch,” said Swede Kristensson. “Quite early I decided to go at my own pace, that was the goal and in the end we got a great result for me, confidence for myself and it’s an amazing payback for the team for all this work and all this never-give-up-thing that we have.”

Kristensson and co-driver Henrik Appelskog will contest back-to-back rallies in Sweden before contesting the penultimate event of the ERC Junior U27 season in Poland from 21-23 September.

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True sportsman Kreim holds ERC Junior U28 lead

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 15:00

Fabian Kreim’s main concern after finishing runner-up to Nikolay Gryzin in the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship battle on Barum Czech Rally Zlín was the wellbeing of Filip Mareš and Jan Hloušek.

The Czechs were ahead of Kreim and his co-driver Frank Christian starting the final stage but crashed heavily to hand the ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland pair second spot in class and sixth overall on an event Kreim described as the “toughest rally” of his life.

“It’s very good points, very important for the championship because that’s the big thing,” said Kreim, who is 20 points in front of Chris Ingram and 22 ahead of Gryazin with two events remaining. “Luckily we got second place on the final stage but it’s good that [Filip] Mareš was okay after his crash.

“It was definitely the toughest rally in my life for sure with all these different conditions and this very slippery Tarmac in some places.”

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Happy Wagner scores ERC Junior best

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:00

Simon Wagner scored his best finish to date in the Pirelli-backed FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship with second place on Barum Czech Rally Zlín.

While second could have been first had it not been for a time-consuming puncture on leg one, Wagner was pleased to have taken the fight to Mārtiņš Sesks, the ERC Junior U27 title leader and winner of the last two events.

“Congratulations to Mārtiņš, he did a great job,” said Wagner. “We lost the rally on Saturday with our puncture when we hit nothing but it’s part of the game. Afterwards we had to drive with the hard compound at the front because we did not have enough soft tyres so we lost the rally there. But I think we can be happy. Mārtiņš is fast but we saw we are minimum the same fast, sometimes a bit faster and I’m quite happy with that.”

Wagner began Sunday’s closing loop of three stages 25.2s behind Sesks but quickly realised he would have to settle for second having contemplated a flat-out challenge for victory in his Saintéloc Junior Team PEUGEOT 208 R2.

“We started the [final] afternoon with the possibility to catch Mārtiņš but in the first stage after service I could feel immediately that our set-up was not perfect, it was too soft and we expected more wet Tarmac than what we found so it was a bit of saving the tyres.”

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PZM 75. Rajd Polski / PZM 75th Rally Poland

PZM 75. Rajd Polski

Kalendarz 2018

22-24 marca:

Azores Airlines Rallye (Portugalia)

03-05 maja:

Rally Islas Canarias (Hiszpania)

01-03 czerwca:

Acropolis Rally (Grecja)

15-17 czerwca:

Cyprus Rally (Cypr)

20-22 lipca:

Rally di Roma Capitale (Włochy)

24-26 sierpnia:

Barum Czech Rally Zlín (Czechy)

21-23 września:

Rajd Polski

12-14 października:

Rally Liepaja (Łotwa)