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Sat August 5, 2017

Pirelli returns to ERC lead IRC Pirelli returns to ERC lead Pirelli's reigning European Rally Champion, Kajetan Kajetanowicz, has returned to the top of the overall classification thanks to a second-place finish on his home Rally Rzeszow in Poland. Pirelli-equipped drivers again proved their supremacy on the all-asphalt round five of ...

ERC Rzeszow post rally press conference IRC ERC Rzeszow post rally press conference ERC RALLY RZESZOW POST-EVENT PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT; FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 5 of 8; Rally Rzeszow, 3-5 August; Present: Bryan Bouffier/Gilbert Dini, Gemini Clinic Rally Team, first position; Kajetan Kajetanowicz/Jarek Baran, LOTOS Rally Team,...

IRC Bouffier wins, Kajetanowicz leads ERC

NEWS JUST IN

IRC PL SS11 - End @ 02:51 PM - Bouffier wins. It is his 5th win, being a regular to the Polish championship. Local Kajetanowicz is happy with 2nd for taking the lead of the ERC. Final results (after SS10)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h58m58s6;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +38s5;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +55s6;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m08s;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m45s1;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m24s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +3m14s1;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +3m38s;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +4m38s8;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m42s9

IRC PL SS10 @ 02:08 PM - Bouffier fastest with Suarez 2nd. Though most drivers seem to be going for a finish now. Just one stage to go. Results after SS10:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h48m03s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +43s8;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +52s2;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m07s8;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m45s9;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m03s5;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +3m;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +3m18s1;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +4m20s4;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m33s9

IRC PL SS9 @ 01:03 PM - Another stage win for Bouffier. Everybody seems to go for a finish where they are now. Magalhaes passes Kasperczyk again in a battle for 9th. Results after SS9:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h38m58s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +34s1;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +47s1;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m05s7;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m41s5;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m02s1;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m46s6;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +3m05s;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +4m13s1;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m14s6

IRC PL SS8 @ 10:14 AM - Bouffier wins stage and extends lead. Surprisingly Ostberg did not start SS8, following his previous comments that he doesn't enjoy the rally at all and he feels scared. Results after SS8:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h26m10s7;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +30s5;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +42s8;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m05s1;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m30s5;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m52s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m32s;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +2m49s3;
9th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +3m46s7;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m51s3

IRC PL SS7 @ 09:36 AM - Surprise stage win for Suarez. Meanwhile Ostberg sounds very negative, he doesn't enjoy the rally at all and is scared of the car on fast asphalt between trees - it is this car he will use in Rallye Deutschland! Magalhaes moves up 2 places. Results after SS7:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h16m04s5;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +20s9;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +34s4;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +57s4;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m17s8;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m33s6;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m10s5;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +2m31s3;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m17s4;
10th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +3m19s9

IRC PL SS6 @ 08:26 AM - Quite a dramatic start to day2. Ostberg lost near 3min with a front left puncture early in the stage. He is now down in 12th. Gryazin went off in a slow, slippy corner. Results after SS6:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h06m56s9;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +18s8;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +31s4;
4th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +51s9;
5th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +59s1;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m40s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m04s3;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +2m22s1;
9th= Kaspeczyk/Syty, Ford, +3m03s4;
10th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +3m06s6

Fri August 4, 2017

Peugeot back in ERC action in Poland IRC Peugeot back in ERC action in Poland The PEUGEOT RALLY ACADEMY travels to Poland this weekend for the next ERC qualifier in Rzeszów. Expectations are high for PEPE LÓPEZ after his strong performances at the season's first two rounds, whilst his team-mate JOSÉ ANTONIO SUÁREZ will be out to put an end to the spell...

Rally Rzeszow pre-event press conference IRC Rally Rzeszow pre-event press conference ERC RALLY RZESZOW PRE-EVENT PRESS CONFERENCE. FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 5 of 8. Rally Rzeszow, 3-5 August. Present: Luca Rossetti, Toyota Motorsport GmbH; Mads Østberg, Adapta Motorsport; Kajetan Kajetanowicz, LOTOS Rally Team; Grzegorz Grzyb, RUF...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC PL SS5 - Day1 @ 07:52 PM - A short town centre stage. Though Habaj moves ahead of Moffett here. Bouffier wins another stage. And Ingram's car seems fixed again after losing 25min on the previous stage. Results after SS5:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 55m06s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +15s6;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +18s6;
4th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +31s5;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +35s1;
6th= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, +38s;
7th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +56s5;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m29s7;
9th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m51s6;
10th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +1m59s5

IRC PL SS4 - Ostberg in trouble @ 04:15 PM - Ostberg completes the stage with power steering problems and loses the lead. Meanwhile Bouffier has another stunning stage win and takes quite a lead. In 2WD Ingram stopped with technical problems. Results after SS4:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 50m43s5;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +14s7;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +15s7;
4th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +25s7;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +28s5;
6th= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, +32s4;
7th= Gryzb/Browinski, Skoda, +50s4;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m24s2;
9th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +1m45s7;
10th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m47s2

IRC PL SS3 @ 03:18 PM - Stage win for Bouffier moves him closer to the lead. Strong time from Gryazin too moving up places, and his SS2 time might be corrected too. Suarez reports problems but doesn't explain which, seems very angry. Results after SS3:
1st= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, 37m35s;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, +8s8;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +13s2;
4th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +13s5;
5th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +16s4;
6th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +25s7;
7th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +34s;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +57s2;
9th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +1m13s4;
10th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m18s

IRC PL SS2 - Lukyanuk crash @ 11:34 AM - What a return by Lukyanuk. Way fastest SS1 he crashes out (crew OK) SS2. Ostberg earns the lead. Amazing time moves Bouffier from 6th to 2nd. (Gryazin's time to be confirmed as he stopped behind Lukyanuk crash) Results after SS2:
1st= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, 25m23s4;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, +15s8;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +16s6;
4th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +17s5;
5th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +18s8;
6th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +23s;
7th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +27s7;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +36s3;
9th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +1m00s8;
10th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m03s

IRC PL SS1 @ 10:45 AM - Lopez crashes on 1st stage and loses all chance to claim the Junior28 lead. Lukyanuk on the other hand celebrates his rally come back in winning this stage ahead of Ostberg. Surprisingly big gaps and championship leader Magalhaes 45s down without having an explanation. Ingram & Huttunen tied for 2WD lead! Results after SS1:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 12m10s3;
2nd= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, +4s2;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +11s4;
4th= Gryazin/Federov, Skoda, +13s4;
5th= Kajetanwoicz/Baran, Ford, +14s3;
6th= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, +15s3;
7th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +17s4;
8th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +19s8;
9th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +23s1;
10th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +24s4

Wed July 26, 2017

Alexey Lukyanuk is back again! IRC Alexey Lukyanuk is back again! Alexey Lukyanuk will return to the FIA European Rally Championship when Rally Rzeszow hosts the ERC for a second time next month (3-5 August). Lukyanuk was seriously injured in a testing crash in his native Russia days after winning Rally Islas Canarias in early May, a result ...

Toyota GT86 and Rossetti return to ERC IRC Toyota GT86 and Rossetti return to ERC TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH will use the FIA European Rally Championship to showcase its uprated GT86 CS-R3 to potential customers. Luca Rossetti, winner of the coveted ERC title three times, is entered on Rally Rzeszow in Poland from 3-5 August when he will be a contender for ERC3...

Mads Ostberg faces ERC return Ford Mads Ostberg faces ERC return Emerging prospects from the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship will get the chance to prove their talent against a World Rally Championship event-winning driver when Mads Østberg contests Rally Rzeszow in Poland next month (3-5 August). Østberg, a frontrunner in the WRC, has...

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