Double joy for Zawada in ERC Junior Under 27

Double joy for Zawada in ERC Junior Under 27

27/08/2017 at 19:07Updated 27/08/2017 at 19:23

Aleks Zawada maintained that only victory would do before the start of Barum Czech Rally Zlín and the Polish driver duly delivered with his first win of the season to demote Chris Ingram for the lead of the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship.

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Czech federation-backed Filip Mareš moved ahead of Austrian newcomer Julian Wagner for second on SS11 and held on despite late clutch dramas.

Simon Wagner overhauled his younger brother Julian on the last stage for his first ERC Junior U27 podium by 2.2s.

Dominik Brož overcame electrical issues to finish fifth ahead of Castrol Ford Team Turkey’s Buǧra Banaz.

Chris Ingram, delayed by a broken wishbone starting Friday’s opening stage, took seventh with Tamara Molinaro hampered by powersteering issues in eighth.

Catie Munnings finished ninth with Jari Huttunen a non-starter on leg two following his roll on stage four. Radomír Kupec retired on the opening stage with engine failure.