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Albert von Thurn und Taxis happy to be back on ERC duty

Albert von Thurn und Taxis happy to be back on ERC duty

03.05.2019: Albert von Thurn und Taxis will make his long-awaited return to FIA European Rally Championship action when Rally Islas Canarias gets underway proper this morning

Albert von Thurn und Taxis will make his long-awaited return to FIA European Rally Championship action when Rally Islas Canarias gets underway proper this morning.



Von Thurn und Taxis has been absent from competition since Barum Czech Rally Zlín due to a back injury, which also kept him out of the season-opening Azores Rallye.



“I had a back injury, quite a serious one and I was not sure when I would be able to get back in the car,” he said. “Thankfully I got it sorted out and I’m back and it’s really wonderful.



“I think we’re going to do the full ERC, we just had to leave out the Azores because I still had some treatment. It was not clear if everything was going to go well but it’s looking good.



“I did a little test just to see everything was going to be fine and I also did the test here on Monday. I’m happy to get back to work, really super-happy to be able to drive again and confident everything will work fine.”



While von Thurn und Taxis will continue his alliance with Raimund Baumschlager’s BRR operation, he has recruited Austrian Bernhard Ettel to co-drive his ŠKODA Fabia R5.




- Richard Rodgers, photo FIA ERC

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03.05.2019 / MaP

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