Day report: Bouffier wins, Kajetanowicz takes ERC title lead at home

Day report: Bouffier wins, Kajetanowicz takes ERC title lead at home

Kajetan Kajetanowicz’s bid to become the first driver to win the FIA European Rally Championship three years running is alive after he moved into the title lead with second place on his home event, Rally Rzeszow, as Bryan Bouffier made it five winners from five ERC rounds with his record-extending fifth victory on the high-speed asphalt counter in southeast Poland. Marijan Griebel won ERC Junior Under 28 for a second time in a fine third overall, one place ahead of reigning Polish champion Grzegorz Grzyb. With his closest rival Pepe…

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Breaking news: Bouffier wins ERC Rally Rzeszow

Breaking news: Bouffier wins ERC Rally Rzeszow

Bryan Bouffier has won Rally Rzeszow for a fifth time to make it five winners from five FIA European Rally Championship events in 2017. Co-driven by Gilbert Dini in a Gemini Clinic Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5, Bouffier beat home hero Kajetan Kajetanowicz into second place with Marijan Griebel winning ERC Junior Under 28 in third overall. Kajetanowic now leads the ERC standings ahead of Bruno Magalhães. “It’s great,” said Bouffier. “This rally has always been important to me because it was my first rally in Poland a long, long…

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Midday report: Bouffier holing ERC Rzeszow advantage

Midday report: Bouffier holing ERC Rzeszow advantage

Bryan Bouffier continues to lead Poland’s round of the FIA European Rally Championship, Rally Rzeszow. A four-time winner of the challenging Tarmac event, Bouffier leads home hero Kajetan Kajetanowicz by 30.5s after winning two of this morning’s three stages. “It was a good morning and for now I cannot complain,” said the Gemini Clinic Rally Team driver. “I was faster than Kajto on each stage so it’s working really good.” LOTOS Rally Team-run Kajetanowicz, whose main target is to take the lead of the European championship from Bruno Magalhães rather…

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Early ERC drama for Østberg, Gryazin

Early ERC drama for Østberg, Gryazin

Any hopes Mads Østberg had of making a winning return to the FIA European Rally Championship are over after he stopped to change a puncture on Saturday’s first stage. Østberg started leg two 38 seconds down on overnight leader Bryan Bouffier in sixth overall but hit trouble early into the 22.55-kilometre Lubenia stage. “I hit a rock in a cut, I didn’t know the rock was there and we had a left-front puncture and stopped very early on the stage,” the world championship event winner told ERC Radio’s Julian Porter….

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Follow Rally Rzeszow live on ERC Radio

Follow Rally Rzeszow live on ERC Radio

Rally Rzeszow, round five of the FIA European Rally Championship, continues today with the final six stages from 08h45 local time. All the action, stage-end interviews and expert opinion and analysis will be broadcast live on ERC Radio from 08h30. Reporters Julian Porter and Chris Rawes will be at every stage end. ERC Radio is available via the ERC app or at FIAERC.com.

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Lukyanuk reveals ERC Rally Rzeszow crash cause

Lukyanuk reveals ERC Rally Rzeszow crash cause

Alexey Lukyanuk has blamed his Rally Rzeszow exit on a pacenote error but has confirmed that he and co-driver Alexey Artaunov escaped with bruising after their Russian Performance Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5 rolled several times on the FIA European Rally Championship counter. Lukyanuk was leading on his comeback from serious injury when he hit trouble approximately four kilometres from the finish of the Pstrągowa stage this morning. “I have a constant smile on my face, though somebody may not accept this approach to the matter,” said Lukyanuk. “I have a…

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Østberg happy to be back in the ERC

Østberg happy to be back in the ERC

Norwegian star Mads Østberg said it’s “really nice to be back” in the FIA European Rally Championship as he prepares for his second appearance in the series on Rally Rzeszow. Østberg is using the Polish asphalt counter to prepare for the world championship-counting Rallye Deutschland later this month. He was third fastest on Thursday’s Qualifying Stage and will start Friday’s first leg fifth on the road in his Adapta Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5, which is co-driven by Swede Patrik Barth. “It’s really nice to be back in the ERC championship,” said…

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Mads Østberg leads on ERC Rally Rzeszow after SS2

Mads Østberg leads on ERC Rally Rzeszow after SS2

Mads Østberg leads round five of the FIA European Rally Championship heading to the midday halt in Rzeszów following a dramatic start to the all-asphalt event in southeast Poland. In ambient temperatures exceeding 30 degrees centigrade, the world championship event winner was second fastest on stage one of Rally Rzeszow before going quickest of all on the next test in his Adapta Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5. “I’ve done my best for sure but I’ve just got to be careful with the brakes because they’re not as efficient as in a…

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