*Citroën-powered Lukynauk lands second FIA European crown on Pirelli tyresFirst bid for Michelin-shod Fourmaux skill four car makes possess claimed 2020 ERC victories *Solberg beats Munster to ERC1 Junior crown and €100,000 occupation-development grantTorn celebrates ERC3/ERC3 Junior double – and €100,000 grant – in Ford Fiesta Rally4Érdi Jr lands a hat-trick of ERC2 championships with victory over Abarth winner PolońskiERC drivers offer phrases of appreciation on FIA Volunteers and Officers Weekend *P1 Racing Fuels Podium Field awards ERC1/ERC2 high-three finishers
FIA European Rally Championship 2020, Spherical 5 of 5
Rally Islas Canarias leg two picture: November 28, 2020
Adrien Fourmaux delivered neatly-liked on his Rally Islas Canarias debut, taking his first outright victory in the FIA European Rally Championship and topping the ERC1 Junior classification apart from in his M-Sport Ford World Rally Group-entered Fiesta R5 MkII.
Co-driven by Belgian Renaud Jamoul and the utilization of Michelin tyres, Frenchman Fourmaux moved in entrance on the rain-hit closing morning and held company in the closing phases with Yoann Bonato making it an all-French one-two in his Michelin-equipped Citroën C3 R5.
Iván Ares, driving a Pirelli-shod Hyundai i20 R5, used to be the tip Spanish finisher in third with Oliver Solberg clinching the ERC1 Junior crown in fourth.
The 19-year-historical used to be adopted home by José Suárez and Andreas Mikkelsen as seventh bid used to be ample for Alexey Lukyanuk to turn out to be ERC champion for the second time in three years.
Armed with a Saintéloc Junior Group-bustle Citroën C3 R5 on Pirelli tyres, Lukyanuk used to be reunited with prolonged-term co-driver Alexey Arnautov for the 2020 ERC finale after partnering with Dmitry Feofanov on the first four rounds of the season. Though there had been frustrations alongside the manner triggered by tyre compound choice and mopish climate, Lukyanuk drove practically with out fault from suppose in confidence to achieve.
“There used to be so considerable work earlier than, now it’s history,” stated Lukyanuk. “Of course, it used to be a prolonged, tense season with the total issues happening in the sector however I’m with out a doubt ecstatic with a a hit attain of the rally and of the season. I’m ecstatic with my driving in usual, per chance not at the present time, however for the duration of the season it used to be solid with solid performances and honest beneficial. We now possess got improved however it with out a doubt’s tense to fight with restricted sources though up to now it’s worked. This may per chance seemingly per chance also be more challenging and more challenging at some point so we are able to must alter. But this title would not be that it is most likely you’ll per chance perhaps be ready to imagine with out the increase of Citroën, Entire, Saintéloc and Pirelli. For Citroën right here is their first FIA European Rally Championship [in the Rally2 class] and for Pirelli it’s also crucial to be on high. But there are a form of non-public sponsors and partners we must also thank ensuing from it’s tense to compete in these tough times. We must also thank our followers and our households for all their increase.”
Munster fights tough however ERC1 Junior honours trot to Solberg
Regardless of shedding out on a third ERC1 Junior class victory to Adrien Fourmaux, Oliver Solberg is the FIA ERC1 Junior championfor 2020 backed up by co-driver Aaron Johnston. He’s also the recipient of a grant of €100,000 for 2 European championship rallies in 2021.
Solberg, the 19-year-historical son of 2003 world champion Petter Solberg, started the event trailing Grégoire Munster however took advantage when Munster picked up a puncture on the hole stage after which lost more ground running dry-climate tyres on Friday’s rain-hit first loop.
“It’s astounding I if truth be told must claim and ending second at the lend a hand of Lukyanuk will most seemingly be glorious after a tense season,” stated the Volkswagen-powered, Pirelli-equipped Swede. “We right wanted to salvage some Tarmac experience and the ERC has with out a doubt given me that experience. Successful the title is improbable after such tense competition on every flee. Being right 19 years historical, having no doubt not accomplished Tarmac earlier than is de facto improbable. Now we now must online page for 2021 and the scheme in which we use the money we’ve received.”
Munster, share of the Hyundai Junior Driver programme, settled for second bid in the closing standings in his BMA Autosport-bustle i20 R5 with 2019 ERC3/ERC3 Junior champion Efrén Llarena taking third for Rallye Group Spain. Treasure Munster, Llarena dropped out of contention for victory after opting for dry climate tyres on the rain-hit first morning. He got right here home seventh at faculty as Solberg completed second earlier than third-placed Callum Devine from the Motorsport Eire Rally Academy.
ORLEN Group’s Miko Marczyk completed fourth with Simone Tempestini fifth and Munster sixth after a flurry of unhurried stage bests. Erik Cais restarted after crashing his Yacco ACCR Group Ford Fiesta on leg one and completed eighth.
Four from four for triple ERC2 champion Érdi Jras Poloński wins Abarth Rally Cup on return
Though he didn’t must opt the event to opt a third ERC2 title, Hungarian Tibor Érdi Jr duly took a fourth class settle from four 2020 begins after overnight chief Dariusz Poloński hit danger on the closing morning when he damaged the wheel alignment of his Abarth 124 rally following contact.
After overcoming a additional technical wretchedness in the afternoon, Poloński managed to slender the gigantic-cautious Érdi Jr’s advantage to right 9.1s at the attain with Abarth Rally Cup title winner Andrea Mabellini taking third after brake points hampered his efforts on leg one.
“We’re more than ecstatic ensuing from it used to be not a easy job for us to assemble,” stated Érdi Jr, who used to be partnered by champion co-driver Zoltán Csökö. “We attempt continuously to the most however on this flee we had been not on the most ensuing from we wanted to achieve the flee. But all year we manufacture a factual efficiency, we opt all four races we did so this used to be 100 per cent and we are more than ecstatic.”
Dmitry Feofanov crashed out of third bid nearby of the stage 15 attain. Zelindo Melgari used to be a non-starter after crashing his Alpine A110 RGT on leg one.
Bassas survives unhurried fright however loses ERC3/ERC3 Junior opt double
Having built a four-minute lead in ERC3/ERC Junior initiating the closing stage, the relaxation component Rallye Group Spain’s Pep Bassas wanted used to be for an overheating wretchedness to hit his Pirelli-equipped Peugeot 208 Rally4, which he had damaged in a hefty off on SS11.
With the auto refusing to fireplace up after he completed the closing stage, Bassas feared his hopes of a hit had been over. Though he made it lend a hand to provider at the Estadio de Gran Canaria, he used to be adjudged to possess got open air aid and used to be promptly excluded from the outcomes, leaving Ken Torn to opt an ERC3/ERC3 Junior victory double in his Ford Fiesta Rally4 alongside co-driver Kauri Pannas.
The exchange of end result meant Torn, share of the Estonian Autosport Junior Group, accomplished a memorable season with the ERC3/ERC3 Junior titles his prior to the event getting underway. On the other hand, RFEDAA-supported Rallye Group Spain easy secured the FIA European Rally Championship for Teams.
Newcomer Jorge Cagiao completed second in his Renault Clio RSR Rally5 with Sergio Fuentes third and outright 2019 ERC champion Chris Ingram fourth. Charles Munster, Ola Jr Floene, Amaury Molle, Ekaterina Stratieva and Łukasz Lewandowski accomplished the ERC3 finishers.
In ERC3 Junior, Charles Munster scored a debut podium in second at the lend a hand of Torn with Nore and Molle third and fourth respectively after both encountered concerns and delays.
Sindre Furuseth used to be in second bid in ERC3/ERC3 Junior when he went off the side road on SS11. Pedro Almeida used to be prevented from leaving provider this morning ensuing from hurt to the side of his Peugeot 208 Rally4, the outcomes of an affect on leg one. An electrical wretchedness compelled Adrienn Vogel to retire on the side road share heading to SS15.
Fourmaux’s maiden ERC victory revisited
Adrien Fourmaux started leg in second situation, 7.5s at the lend a hand of overnight chief Iván Ares. But when Ares used to be 10s slower than stage pacesetter Yoann Bonato on this morning’s opener, he slipped to third overall, 1.2s at the lend a hand of Fourmaux and nil.4s adrift of Solans, who used to be second fastest throughout the stage.
Solans, who lost the end result in Ares on Friday’s penultimate stage, used to be lend a hand in entrance after SS11, however his charging bustle throughout the rain-hit stage – one of two streamed live to articulate the tale Fb and YouTube – got right here at a worth. Regardless of a double puncture, Solans used to be 1.6s earlier than Fourmaux, who used to be one of loads of main drivers to aquaplane on standing water on a correct-hand nook 100 metres from the stage attain.
But with simplest one spare tyre on board his Škoda Fabia Rally 2 Evo, Solans used to be compelled to limp throughout the following two phases earlier than provider and dropped to P15 which skill. He used to be then excluded after being adjudged to possess driven on a side road share with simplest three totally inflated tyres.
With an ultimate thing about more than half of a minute initiating the closing loop of 4 phases, Fourmaux eased his tempo knowing victory used to be assured providing he stored out of danger in his Ford Fiesta R5 MkII. He duly made it home with a 25-second a hit margin over Bonato to achieve the first ERC opt for M-Sport’s newest-era Fiesta.
Ares completed third for his second ERC podium in as many begins despite shedding time with a puncture and suspension hurt with Oliver Solberg, José Suárez, Andreas Mikkelsen and ERC champion Alexey Lukyanuk next up. Mikkelsen dropped out of contention after electing to bustle dry-climate tyres on the hole leg right for rain to damage his hopes of lend a hand-to-lend a hand ERC wins following his triumph on Rally Hungary earlier this month.
Callum Devine, Miko Marczyk, Luis Monzón, Craig Breen, Surhayen Pernía, Marijan Griebel, Simone Tempestini and Enrique Cruz accomplished the listing of sides-scorers. Niki Mayr-Melnhof completed P16 following grab points on leg one. Yeray Lemes used to be P17 with Grégoire Munster, Josh McErlean and Efrén Llarena rounding out the tip 20. Albert von Thurn und Taxis went off the side road on SS11.
ERC stars increase FIA Volunteers and Officers Weekend on Rally Islas Canarias
Several FIA European Rally Championship drivers traditional Rally Islas Canarias to increase the FIA Volunteers and Officers Weekend, paying tribute to the a enormous collection of men and females who stop their time to lend a hand manufacture motorsport events happen. As share of the event, the FIA has presented a group of volunteers with awards that recognise the crucial role they play all over a huge spectrum of disciplines for Nationwide Carrying Authorities (ASNs). CLICK FOR PRESS RELEASE.
P1 Racing Fuels Podium Field awards drivers
The P1 Racing Fuels Podium Field, bustle for the first time for the duration of the 2019 ERC season finale in Hungary, persevered on Rally Islas Canarias. It rewarded the tip three finishes in ERC1 and ERC2 with gasoline vouchers that can per chance also be exchanged for P1 XR5 flee gasoline at subsequent events, serving to opponents to additional in the reduction of the worth of competing. Sooner or later of both categories, the a hit drivers got 150 litres of gasoline, whereas the second and third placed drivers got 100L and 50L respectively.
TOP 15 ERC POSITIONS (after 17 phases, 200.87 kilometres)
1 Adrien Fourmaux (FRA)/Renaud Jamoul (BEL) Ford Fiesta R5 MkII 2h12m21.2s
2 Yoann Bonato (FRA)/Benjamin Boulloud (FRA) Citroën C3 R5 +25.0s
3 Iván Ares (ESP)/David Vázquez (ESP) Hyundai i20 R5 +55.6s
4 Oliver Solberg (SWE)/Aaron Johnston (IRL) Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 +1m17.4s
5 José Suárez (ESP)/Alberto Iglesias (ESP) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +1m39.1s
6 Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR)/Anders Jæger-Amland (NOR) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +1m48.8s
7 Alexey Lukyanuk (RUS)/Alexey Arnautov (RUS) Citroën C3 R5 +2m10.6s
8 Callum Devine (IRL)/James Fulton (IRL) Hyundai i20 R5 +2m25.7s
9 Miko Marczyk (POL)/Szymon Gospodarczyk (POL) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +2m32.1s
10 Luis Monzón (ESP)/José Carlos Déniz (ESP) Citroën C3 R5 +2m32.4s
11 Craig Breen (IRL)/Paul Nagle (IRL) Hyundai i20 R5 +2m33.0s
12 Surhayen Pernía (ESP)/Eduardo Gonzalez (ESP) Hyundai i20 R5 +2m34.1s
13 Marijan Griebel (DEU)/Pirmin Winklhofer (AUT) Citroën C3 R5 +3m01.0s
14 Simone Tempestini (ROU)/Sergiu Itu (ROU) Citroën C3 R5 +3m30.3s
15 Enrique Cruz (ESP)/Yeray Mujica (ESP) Ford Fiesta R5 MkII +3m38.9s
FIA ERC2: Tibor Érdi Jr (HUN)/Zoltán Csökö (HUN) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
FIA ERC3: Ken Torn (EST)/Kauri Pannas (EST) Ford Fiesta Rally4
FIA ERC1 Junior: Adrien Fourmaux (FRA)/Renaud Jamoul (BEL) Ford Fiesta R5 MkII
FIA ERC3 Junior: Ken Torn (EST)/Kauri Pannas (EST) Ford Fiesta Rally4
Abarth Rally Cup: Dariusz Poloński (POL)/Łukasz Sitek (POL) Abarth 124 rally
A listing of stage winners is straight away available in the linked PDF
ERC rally wins in 2020: Lukyanuk 2; Fourmaux, Mikkelsen, Solberg 1
ERC stage wins in 2020: Lukyanuk 23; Solberg 11; Mikkelsen 10; Crugnola 6; Ares, Bonato and Solans 4; Basso and Breen 3; Østberg 2; Gryazin, López, Marczyk and Munster 1
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS: Click on right here the provisional positions after 5/5.
What’s next? Funds saving is at the coronary heart of the provisional 2021 FIA European Rally Championship calendar, with the inclusion of two lend a hand-to-lend a hand events share of persevered efforts to in the reduction of the worth of competing. Accredited for the duration of a recent online meeting of FIA Rally Commission contributors, the agenda from ERC promoter Eurosport Events will now trot to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for closing ratification when it gathers on December 16. The provisional calendar consists of eight events with four on asphalt and 4 on gravel. Three ‘spare’ rallies had been nominated must easy any of the eight rounds be cancelled ensuing from COVID-19 restrictions.
Provisional 2021 FIA European Rally Championship calendar
Spherical 1: Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras (Portugal, gravel), March 12-14, 2021
Spherical 2: 55th Azores Rallye (Gravel), March 25-27, 2021
Spherical 3: Rally Islas Canarias (Asphalt), Would possibly 6-8, 2021
Spherical 4: 77th Rally Poland (Gravel), June 18-20, 2021
Spherical 5: Rally Liepāja (Latvia, gravel), July 1-3, 2021
Spherical 6: Rally di Roma Capitale (Italy, asphalt), July 23-25, 2021
Spherical 7: 50th Barum Czech Rally Zlín (Asphalt), August 27-29, 2021
Spherical 8: Rally Hungary (Asphalt), October 22-24, 2021
Field to event promoter agreement
Spare events: Rallye Sanremo (Italy, asphalt), Cyprus Rally (Gravel), Spa Rally (Belgium asphalt)
Field to affirmation of the closing results