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Mon October 9, 2017

ERC post Liepaja press conference IRC ERC post Liepaja press conference POST-EVENT PRESS CONFERENCE FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 8 of 8 Rally Liepāja, 6-8 October Present: Nikolay Gryazin/Yaroslav Fedorov, Sports Racing Technologies, first position Kalle Rovanperä/Jonne Halttunen, second position Reinis Nitišs, Neiks...

Gryazin, Ingram big winners in Latvia IRC Gryazin, Ingram big winners in Latvia Nikolay Gryazin and Chris Ingram were the big winners when the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship concluded on Rally Liepāja today. Riga-based Russian Gryazin, who turned 20 on Saturday, claimed his first victory in the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship – and had dou...

Sun October 8, 2017

NEWS JUST IN

IRC LV SS13 - End @ 04:11 PM - No major changes. Kajto wins title but had Magalhaes not had the crash last night this would have been an extremely close end result. Final results (after SS13)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 1h19m22s1;
2nd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +18s5;
3rd= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m52s8;
4th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +3m00s9;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +5m32s3;
6th= Nitiss/Neiksans, Mitsubishi, +6m15s1;
7th= Vaskys/Paskevicius, Mitsubishi, +8m17s9;
8th= Erdi/Papp, Mitsubishi, +8m22s7;
9th= Kristensson/Appelskog, Opel, +8m30s5;
10th= Ingram/Whittock, Opel, +8m55s3

IRC LV SS11&12 - Kajto out @ 04:05 PM - SS11 cancelled after only 1 car because of a helicopter crash near stage finish and all medical crews needed there. Still it was enough for Kajto to develop a technical problem and having to retire. Results after SS12:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 1h12m20s;
2nd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +19s7;
3rd= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m40s4;
4th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m45s;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +5m05s5;
6th= Nitiss/Neiksans, Mitsubishi, +5m35s1;
7th= Vaskys/Paskevicius, Mitsubishi, +7m24s3;
8th= Erdi/Papp, Mitsubishi, +7m37s3;
9th= Kristensson/Appelskog, Opel, +7m38s8;
10th= Ingram/Whittock, Opel, +8m04s4

IRC LV SS10 @ 03:50 PM - Stage shortened by 10km due to road conditions. Habaj passes Suarez for 4th. Remennik drops down the order with a puncture. Results after SS10:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 55m58s7;
2nd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +17s2;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1m31s2;
4th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m19s5;
5th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m24s3;
6th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +4m35s2;
7th= Nitiss/Neiksans, Mitsubishi, +4m59s3;
8th= Vaskys/Paskevicius, Mitsubishi, +6m31s6;
9th= Erdi/Papp, Mitsubishi, +6m46s;
10th= Kristensson/Appelskog, Opel, +6m50s4

IRC LV SS9 @ 03:46 PM - Rovanperä wins another stage, no major changes. Results after SS9:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 49m01s9;
2nd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +10s1;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1m20s8;
4th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m02s1;
5th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m04s4;
6th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +3m54s3;
7th= Nitiss/Neiksans, Mitsubishi, +4m20s2;
8th= Remennik/Rozin, Mitsubishi, +5m31s;
9th= Vaskys/Paskevicius, Mitsubishi, +5m41s9;
10th= Erdi/Papp, Mitsubishi, +5m52s6

IRC LV SS8 @ 03:45 PM - Lopez and Vorobjovs both crash out while Magalhaes and Lukanuk did not take re-start. Stunning stage win by Rovanperä. Results after SS8:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 45m57s2;
2nd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +10s2;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1m17s5;
4th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m51s6;
5th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m54s4;
6th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +3m40s2;
7th= Nitiss/Neiksans, Mitsubishi, +3m56s5;
8th= Remennik/Rozin, Mitsubishi, +5m05s6;
9th= Vaskys/Paskevicius, Mitsubishi, +5m23s4;
10th= Erdi/Papp, Mitsubishi, +5m25s1

Sat October 7, 2017

NEWS JUST IN

IRC LV SS 6&7 - Day1 @ 05:46 PM - Kajto is basically ERC Champion as big drama hits this tiny superspacial with Lukyanuk and Magalhaes both crashing in the same corner! Results after Day1 (SS7):
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 34m19s6;
2nd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +18s3;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +59s3;
4th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m18s6;
5th= Lopez/Rozada, Peugeot, +1m25s6;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m28s5;
7th= Vorobjovs/Pukis, Mitsubishi, +1m32s1;
8th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +2m45s7;
9th= Nitiss/Neiksans, Mitsubishi, +3m12s3;
10th= Remennik/Rozin, Mitsubishi, +3m57s3

IRC LV SS5 @ 02:11 PM - Lukyanuk drops 3 minutes and all chances to win with an electrical problem. Only 2 tiny superspecials left for today. Results after SS5:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 31m20s7;
2nd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +16s3;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +59s1;
4th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m15s5;
5th= Lopez/Rozada, Peugeot, +1m25s3;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m28s;
7th= Vorobjovs/Pukis, Mitsubishi, +1m29s;
8th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +1m32s2;
9th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +2m42s6;
10th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +3m03s5

IRC LV SS4 @ 01:43 PM - Gryazin closes gap on Lukyanuk. Results after SS4:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 24m58s6;
2nd= Gryazin/Federov, Skoda, +0s3;
3rd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +6s;
4th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +49s2;
5th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m02s9;
6th= Lopez/Rozada, Peugeot, +1m06s9;
7th= Vorobjovs/Pukis, Mitsubishi, +1m09s9;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m14s1;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +1m16s6;
10th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +2m18s3

IRC LV SS3 @ 01:39 PM - Lukyanuk wins stage and extends lead. Lopez struggles all day witha too short gearbox ratio. Results after SS3:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 19m18s7;
2nd= Gryazin/Federov, Skoda, +5s2;
3rd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +8s2;
4th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +44s6;
5th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +53s7;
6th= Lopez/Rozada, Peugeot, +56s1;
7th= Vorobjovs/Pukis, Mitsubishi, +58s2;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m07s5;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +1m08s6;
10th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +1m55s4

IRC LV SS2 @ 01:23 PM - Lukyanuk takes the lead. Results after SS2:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 12m31s5;
2nd= Gryazin/Federov, Skoda, +1s5;
3rd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +1s7;
4th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +26s6;
5th= Lopez/Rozada, Peugeot, +28s2;
6th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +29s;
7th= Vorobjovs/Pukis, Mitsubishi, +34s1;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +36s9;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +39s;
10th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +1m11s3

IRC LV SS1 @ 11:59 AM - Gryazin leads from teen sensation Kalle Rovanperä. Results after SS1:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 5m36s2;
2nd= Rovanperä/Halttunen, Ford, +0s3;
3rd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +1s8;
4th= Lopez/Rozada, Peugeot, +9s6;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +11s6;
6th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +14s1;
7th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +16s3;
8th= Vorjobjovs/Pukis, Mitsubishi, +16s4;
9th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +18s4;
10th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +31s9

Wed October 4, 2017

Kalle Rovenperä choses ERC for int debut IRC Kalle Rovenperä choses ERC for int debut Highly-rated teenager Kalle Rovanperä has chosen the FIA European Rally Championship season-closing Rally Liepāja for his international event debut. The high-speed Latvian gravel rally from 6-8 October begins five days after the Finn, the son of ex-world championship factory...

Sat September 30, 2017

Preview Rally Liepaja IRC Preview Rally Liepaja The race to win the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship will go down to the wire in Latvia next week (6-8 October) when Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Bruno Magalhães face-off for title glory on Rally Liepāja. Magalhães, in a SEAJETS-backed ŠKODA, must cancel out a 24-point defic...

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