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Basso, Emperor of Rome in FIA ERC

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Giandomenico Basso is the new ruler of Rome following a sensational victory on round three of the FIA European Rally Championship. He defeated Andrea Crugnola in an all-Italian battle for Rally di Roma Capitale glory with Norbert Herczig beating Efrén Llarena to third by 0.3s in a final-stage showdown. Basso, the two-time ERC champion, started […]

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Crugnola tops leg 1 in FIA ERC Rally di Roma Capitale

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Andrea Crugnola is winning a gladiatorial-style battle for Rally di Roma Capitale glory with Giandomenico Basso, upstaging the double European champion to lead by 5.4s following an action-packed day in the searing Italian sunshine. Crugnola dethroned Basso to become Italian champion for the first time last season and the ERC Junior graduate has the edge […]

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FIA ERC to move from Eurosport to WRC Promoter from 2022

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The Munich-based company has added another FIA series to its burgeoning business portfolio, having managed the commercial rights to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) since 2013. In February, the two parties also agreed to work together to implement the 2021 FIA World and European Rallycross Championships. Since then, Rallycross Promoter GmbH has been established […]

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Gryazin reigns supreme at Rally Liepaja

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Nikolay Gryazin is the Rally Liepāja hat-trick hero following his victory on round two of the 2021 FIA European Rally Championship season today (Saturday). Gryazin, who also won Latvia’s ERC counter in 2017 and 2018, led the high-speed event from the opening stage to claim a hugely impressive triumph alongside co-driver Konstantin Aleksandrov in a […]

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Gryazin takes the lead after day 1 at Rally Liepaja

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Nikolay Gryazin has delivered a super-fast driving masterclass on leg one of Rally Liepāja, locking-out the four stage wins to reach the overnight halt leading round two of the 2021 FIA European Rally Championship by 10.6s in his Pirelli-equipped Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. Co-driven by Konstantin Aleksandrov, Gryazin started the Latvian event keen on revenge […]

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Team MRF Tyres takes 2nd after day 1 at FIA ERC Rally Liepaja

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Team MRF Tyres enjoyed a strong day on Latvian gravel, finishing the Friday running of Rally Liepaja in second place. Craig Breen and Paul Nagle were able to utilise the grip provided by MRF Tyres to take three-second places and a fourth-place over the day’s four stages. The European Rally Championship teams travelled 150km northeast […]

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A look ahead to Rally Liepaja, ERC round 2

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The rally in 100 words: The brainchild of driver turned promoter Raimonds Strokšs and first run to great acclaim in 2013, Rally Liepāja was originally a winter event but switched to autumn in 2016 for more guaranteed weather. The new date effectively made for an all-new rally as crews adjusted to gravel roads free of snow and ice. Although […]

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Lukyanuk draws first blood of 2021 FIA ERC season

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(20.06.2021) Aleksey Lukyanuk (Citroen C3 Rally2) repeated his success from 2019 season and won Polish ERC counter for the second time in his career. Reigning ERC champion, co-driven by Aleksey Arnautov, showed fast and consistent pace on every special stage of the rally. Russian driver took the lead after SS 7 and kept 1st position […]

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Tyre dramas for Gryazin sees Lukyanuk take lead

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(19.06.2021) Nikolay Gryazin and Konstantin Aleksandrov (Volkswagen Polo GTI R5) showed an impressive pace on first six stages of ORLEN 77th Rally Poland. Russian duo was already 40,5 seconds ahead of second placed crew Aleksey Lukyanuk/Aleksey Arnautov (Citroen C3 Rally2). Gryazin’s progress was halted with two punctures on SS 7. This forced him to retire from […]