ERC Liepaja - Great Gryazin scores high-speed hat-trick in Latvia

ERC Liepaja - Great Gryazin scores high-speed hat-trick in Latvia

04.07.2021: *Former FIA European Junior champion claims milestone victory after flying performance *Breen back on the podium with strong display ahead of championship leader Lukyanuk


*Former FIA European Junior champion claims milestone victory after flying performance

*Breen back on the podium with strong display ahead of championship leader Lukyanuk

*Torn top-scores in ERC Junior in Pirelli-equipped M-Sport Poland Fiesta Rally3

*Sesks triumphs at home in ERC3/ERC3 Junior, Timur wins Clio Trophy by Toksport WRT

*Latvia-based Feofanov flies to first ERC2 success as Poloński takes Abarth Rally Cup

*Rallye Team Spain’s Llarena is leading ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory finisher



FIA European Rally Championship 2021, Round 2 of 8
Rally Liepāja leg two
July 3, 2021




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 Pirelli-equipped Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.



He finished 17.3s ahead of Craig Breen, who claimed Team MRF Tyres’ first podium in the ERC in second with Alexey Lukyanuk extending his ERC title lead to nine points in third place for Saintéloc Junior Team after the Russian overtook Rallye Team Spain’s Efrén Llarena on Saturday’s opening test.



“After problems in Poland finally we are here in first place,” said Gryazin, the 24-year-old Latvia-based Russian. “We did a good job, no issues, no problems. For the last part I could relax because when you have a gap you can drive through. Everybody in the team did a good job and it’s always nice to win your kind of home rally.”



Llarena, the leading ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory finisher, took fourth with Toksport WRT’s Andreas Mikkelsen fifth in another Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo and the best of the Rally Liepāja newcomers.



After finishing third on his home round in Poland last month, ORLEN Team’s Miko Marczyk continued his strong run of form in sixth position with Hyundai Junior Driver Ole Christian Veiby marking his ERC return in seventh place, despite power issues masking his ultimate speed. However, the Norwegian was subsequently excluded after his car failed post-event technical checks.



Finland’s Eerik Pietarinen moved up to seventh in his older-specification Fabia with Yacco ACCR Team’s young Czech Erik Cais impressing by climbing up from P15 overnight to finish eighth. Chilean Emilio Fernàndez took ninth for Toksport WRT, while Simone Tempestini (Napoca Rally Academy) completed the top 10.



Nil Solans (Rallye Team Spain) slipped to P11 due to time lost opening the road for his rivals behind, as Georg Linnamäe, Norbert Herczig (Škoda Rally Team Hungaria), Raul Jeets and Yoann Bonato (CHL Sport Auto) rounded out the top 15.



Alberto Battistolli was P16 with Hyundai Junior Driver Grégoire Munster P17 after various delays. ERC Junior winner Ken Torn was a fine P18 overall in his M-Sport Poland Ford Fiesta Rally3 followed by Jarosław Kołtun and Russian Radik Shaymiev.



Umberto Scandola rolled his Hyundai Rally Team Italia i20 R5 into retirement on SS8. Fabian Kreim (Pole Promotion) was in the top-six fight when he stopped with damaged suspension on the same stage. Suspension damage cost Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver Callum Devine vital time when a top 10 finish beckoned.



Dmitry Feofanov won ERC2 for the first time in his career with Liepāja’s very own Mārtiņš Sesks hitting back from a testing crash on Tuesday to score an ERC3/ERC3 Junior double in his Fiesta Rally4 after Friday pacesetter Sami Pajari rolled his Fiesta on Saturday’s first stage but continued to finish third behind Renault Clio Rally4 driver Jean-Baptiste Franceschi.



Yigit Timur took an impressive maiden victory in the Clio Trophy by Toksport WRT, the arrive-and-drive series for the Clio Rally5 on MICHELIN tyres ahead of Andrea Mabellini. Dariusz Poloński made it back-to-back Abarth Rally Cup wins with Martin Rada second.




PROVISIONAL TOP 15 ERC POSITIONS (after 10 stages, 179.02 kilometres)



1 Nikolay Gryazin (RUS)Konstantin Aleksandrov (RUS) Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 1h30m50.3s
2 Craig Breen (IRL)/Paul Nagle (IRL) Hyundai i20 R5 +17.3s
3 Alexey Lukyanuk (RUS)/Dmitry Eremeev (RUS) Citroën C3 Rally2 +30.9s
4 Efrén Llarena (ESP)/Sara Fernándes (ESP) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +56.8s M
5 Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR)/Ola Fløene (NOR) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +1m13.3s
6 Miko Marczyk (POL)/Szymon Gospodarczyk (POL) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +40.2s M
7 Eerik Pietarinen (FIN)/Antti Linnaketo (FIN) Škoda Fabia R5 +2m11.8s
8 Erik Cais (CZE)/Jindřiška ˇáková (CZE) Ford Fiesta Rally2 +2m22.5s M
9 Emilio Fernàndez (CHL)/Rubén García (ARG) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +2m41.6s
10 Simone Tempestini (ROU)/Sergiu Itu (ROU) +2m47.9s M
11 Nil Solans (ESP)/Marc Martí (ESP) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +2m59.9s
12 Georg Linnamäe (EST)/Volodymyr Korsia (UKR) Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 +3m03.1s
13 Norbert Herczig (HUN)/Ramón Ferencz (HUN) Škoda Fabia Rally 2 Evo +3m14.7s
14 Raul Jeets (EST)/Timo Taniel (EST) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +3m21.4s
15 Yoann Bonato (FRA)/Benjamin Boulloud (FRA) Citroën C3 Rally2 +3m39.1s



M = Eligible for ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory incentives



FIA ERC2: Dmitry Feofanov (LVA)/Normunds Kokins (LVA) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

FIA ERC3: Mārtiņš Sesks (LVA)/Renārs Francis (LVA) Ford Fiesta Rally4

FIA ERC Junior: Ken Torn (EST)/Kauri Pannas (EST) Ford Fiesta Rally3

FIA ERC3 Junior: Mārtiņš Sesks (LVA)/Renārs Francis (LVA) Ford Fiesta Rally4

Abarth Rally Cup: Dariusz Poloński (POL)/Łukasz Sitek (POL) Abarth 124 rally

Clio Trophy by Toksport WRT: Yigit Timur (TUR)/Onur Aslan (TUR) Renault Clio Rally5

ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory: Efrén Llarena (ESP)/Sara Fernándes (ESP) Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo





RALLY LEADERS


SS1-12: Gryazin/Aleksandrov



STAGE WINNERS




ERC rally wins in 2021: Gryazin and Lukyanuk 1

ERC stage wins in 2021: Gryazin 12; Lukyanuk and Mikkelsen 4; Breen 3; Chuchała 1





CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS: Click here the provisional positions after 2/8.




What’s next? ERC 2021, Round 3 of 8: Rally di Roma Capitale, July 23-25



The rally in 100 words: The progression of this asphalt event from Max Rendina’s Motorsport Italia organisation, is impressive. Having first run in 2013, Rally di Roma Capitale made its ERC debut in 2017 as Italy returned to the European championship for the first time in four years when Rallye Sanremo was on the calendar. It proved a big hit and continues to flourish.



 While COVID-19 restrictions meant no visit to Ostia for the seaside superspecial in 2020, the popular stages around Pico to the far southeast of event hub Fiuggi remained. By also counting as an Italian championship round, local participation is often strong.


    
- Richard Rodgers, photos FIA ERC DPPI



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