Rally Liepāja, the 2015 FIA European Rally.

 

 

Rally Liepāja…

Championship (ERC), have received official applications from 21 crew, including two from Peugeot Rally Academy, which will be represented by Craig Breen from Ireland and Diogu Gagu from Portugal.

Lotos Rally Team driver Kajetan Kajetanowicz, who claimed a dominant victory in the first FIA ERC event of the year, will also start in Liepaja.

Multiple notable local drivers will also be taking part, including the 2014 Latvian rally champion Jānis Vorobjovs.

Registration for Rally Liepaja is open until January 22, while the race itself will take place on the roads near Liepaja and Kuldiga between February 6 and 8.

The most prestigious all-wheel drive class, containing both R5 and S2000 cars, there are currently four entries.

Two of those have been from last years’ top drivers – Kajetanowicz (Ford Fiesta R5) who was fourth overall in the ERC, and Breen (Peugeot 208 T16 R5), who was third, finishing just behind the two Škoda Motorsport drivers – Esapekka Lappi and Sepp Wiegand.

Another Peugeot 208 T16 R5 will be driven by Jonathan Hirschi, the Swiss driver who is better known as a successful circuit racer.

The Italian driver, Giacomo Costenaro, will be trying to match the pace of these three with a Peugeot 207 S2000. As a reminder – the legendary French driver François Delecour managed to finish third overall in a similar car two years ago here.

NR4 class, which is among the favorites for the local fans and drivers, already has five applications.

The aforementioned Vorobjovs and Alexander Gorelov (Russia) will be driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, while Dávid Botka (Hungary) will be at the wheel of a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX.

The remaining two entries are from Subaru Impreza drivers – Tomasz Kasperczyk from Poland and Vojtech Stajf (Czech Republic), who clinched the 2013 Czech Republic rally championship title in Class 3.

Two more Latvian drivers have already registered – Emīls Blūms, who will be representing LMT Autosporta Akademija, and Danila Belokons. Both of them will be driving Ford Fiesta R2 cars.

Rally Liepāja, will also be the first event in the ERC Junior championship, for which there are currently five entries – Steve Røkland (Norway), Diogo Gagu (Portugal), Jon Armstrong (Great Britain), Julius Tannert (Germany), and Marijan Griebel (Germany).

While their official entries have not yet been sent, it is already known that ERC Junior will have at least two more contestants this season – Ralfs Sirmacis and Vasily Gryazin, both of whom will be driving identical Peugeot 208 R2 carsprepared by Latvian rally team Sports Racing Technologies.

As always, the two-wheel drive classes of R2 and R3 have attracted a lot of interest, with 12 entries already and having drivers and co-drivers from 12 different counties.

These crews also have a very varied list of cars – Ford Fiesta, Opel Adam, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio, and Škoda Fabia.

Competitors Rally Liepāja:

Nr. Driver/Co-driver Country Team/Entrant Car Group Class
0 Mikhail Skripnikov
Aleksei Krylov
RUS
RUS
Mikhail Skripnikov Renault Clio R3 ERC 3 (RC3)
0 Laurynas Diržininkas
Dalius Strižanas
LTU
LTU
ASK Autorikona Ford Fiesta R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Jonathan Hirschi
Vincent Landais
CHE
FRA
HRT Rally Team Peugeot 208 T16 R5 ERC (RC2)
0 Steve Røkland
James Aldridge
NOR
GBR
* Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC3)
0 Dávid Botka
Péter Mihalik
HUN
HUN
Botka Rally Team Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Julius Tannert
Jennifer Thielen
DEU
LUX
ADAC Sachsen e.V. Opel Adam R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Klausz Kristóf
Kecskeméti Balázs
HUN
HUN
KLAUS Motorsport Renault Clio R3 ERC 3 (RC3)
0 Emīls Blūms
Reinis Vilsons
LVA
LVA
LMT Autosporta Akadēmija Ford Fiesta R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Jon Armstrong
Noel O’Sullivan
GBR
IRL
Armstrong Motorsport Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Daņila Belokoņs
Toms Freibergs
LVA
LVA
Daņila Belokoņs Ford Fiesta R2 ERC 3 (RC3)
0 Jonas Pipiras
Ramūnas Babachinas
LTU
LTU
* Škoda Fabia R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Giacomo Costenaro
Justin Bardini
ITA
GBR
* Peugeot 207 S2000:2.0A ERC (RC2)
0 Kajetan Kajetanowicz
Jarosław Baran
POL
POL
Lotos Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 ERC (RC2)
0 Craig Breen
Scott Martin
IRL
GBR
Peugeot Rally Academy Peugeot 208 T16 R5 ERC (RC2)
0 Diogo Gago
Jorge Carvalho
POR
POR
Peugeot Rally Academy Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Tomasz Kasperczyk
Damian Syty
POL
POL
Tiger Rally Team Subaru Impreza NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Vojtech Stajf
Frantisek Rajnoha
CZE
CZE
Subaru Duck Czech National Team Subaru Impreza NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Marijan Griebel
Stefan Clemens
DEU
DEU
ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team Opel Adam R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Ondřej Bisaha
Ondřej Šintal
CZE
SVK
* Renault Clio R3 ERC 3 (RC3)
0 Jānis Vorobjovs
Andris Mālnieks
LVA
LVA
Jānis Vorobjovs Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Alexander Gorelov
Igor Skuridin
RUS
RUS
Alexander Gorelov Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Krisztián Hideg
Istvan Kerek
HUN
HUN
Hidegteam SE Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Guillaume de Mévius
Geoffrey Brion
BEL
BEL
Sainteloc Junior Team Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Siim Plangi
Marek Sarapuu
EST
EST
Siim Plangi Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Emil Bergkvist
Joakim Sjōberg
SWE
SWE
ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team Opel Adam R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Lukyanuk Alexey
Chervonenko Yevhen
RUS
UKR
Chervonenko Racing Ford Fiesta R5 ERC (RC2)
0 Łukasz Kabacinski
Grzegorz Dachowski
POL
POL
Kabacinski Łukasz Subaru Impreza STI NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Gino Bux
Eric Borguet
BEL
BEL
Peugeot Belgium Luxembourg Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Grzegorz Sikorski
Michał Jurgała
POL
POL
Grzegorz Sikorski Honda Civic Type R * ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Dominykas Butvilas
Kamil Heller
LTU
POL
Subaru Poland Rally Team Subaru Impreza STI NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Aron Domzala
Szymon Gospodarczyk
POL
POL
Aron Domzala Citroën DS3 R3 ERC 3 (RC3)
0 Raul Jeets
Andrus Toom
EST
EST
MM-MOTORSPORT Ford Fiesta R5 ERC (RC2)
0 Chris Ingram
Gabin Moreau
GBR
FRA
Team Peugeot UK Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Mattias Adielsson
Christoffer Bäck
SWE
SWE
* Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Inessa Tushkanova
Dmitry Chumak
RUS
RUS
Inessa Tushkanova Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Toms Lielkājis
Toms Pirktiņš
LVA
LVA
LMT Autosporta Akadēmija Ford Fiesta R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Łukasz Pieniążek
Jakub Gerber
POL
POL
Łukasz Pieniążek Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Robert Consani
Maxime Vilmot
FRA
FRA
* Peugeot 207 S2000:2.0A ERC (RC2)
0 Sławomir Ogryzek
Jakub Wróbel
POL
POL
Sławomir Ogryzek Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Petr Turkin
Vasily Mirkotan
RUS
RUS
Marcis Kenavs Citroën DS3 R3T Racing R3 ERC 3 (RC3)
0 Jarosław Kołtun
Ireneusz Pleskot
POL
POL
C-Rally Ford Fiesta R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Rainer Rohtmets
Rauno Rohtmets
EST
EST
Printsport Citroën C2 R2 Max R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Ralfs Sirmacis
Artūrs Šimins
LVA
LVA
Sports Racing Technologies Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Reinis Nitišs
Māris Neikšāns
LVA
LVA
Sports Racing Technologies Ford Fiesta R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Vasily Gryazin
Dmitry Lebedik
LVA
LVA
Sports Racing Technologies Peugeot 208 R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Aleks Zawada
Cathy Derousseaux
POL
FRA
Aleks Zawada Opel Adam R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Wojciech Chuchała
Sebastian Rozwadowski
POL
POL
RallyTechnology Peugeot 208 Vti R2 ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Tomas Kurka
David Smeidler
CZE
CZE
GPD Orsak Rally Sport Škoda Fabia S2000:2.0A ERC 2 (RC2)
0 Martin Hudec
Petr Picka
CZE
CZE
GPD Orsak Rally Sport Škoda Fabia S2000:2.0A ERC 3 (RC4)
0 Antonin Tlustak
Ladislav Kucera
CZE
CZE
Tlustak Racing Škoda Fabia S2000:2.0A ERC (RC2)
0 Mārtiņš Svilis
Ivo Pūķis
LVA
LVA
Mārtiņš Svilis Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X NR4 ERC 2 (RC2)

 Rally Liepāja

Rally LiepājaBaltijasHelikopters_640_1

 

Share this post

PinIt

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

11 + 19 =

scroll to top