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-driverCountryTeam/EntrantCarGroupClass
0Mikhail Skripnikov
Aleksei Krylov
RUS
RUS
Mikhail SkripnikovRenault ClioR3ERC 3 (RC3)
0Laurynas Diržininkas
Dalius Strižanas
LTU
LTU
ASK AutorikonaFord FiestaR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Jonathan Hirschi
Vincent Landais
CHE
FRA
HRT Rally TeamPeugeot 208 T16R5ERC (RC2)
0Steve Røkland
James Aldridge
NOR
GBR
*Peugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC3)
0Dávid Botka
Péter Mihalik
HUN
HUN
Botka Rally TeamMitsubishi Lancer Evolution IXNR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Julius Tannert
Jennifer Thielen
DEU
LUX
ADAC Sachsen e.V.Opel AdamR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Klausz Kristóf
Kecskeméti Balázs
HUN
HUN
KLAUS MotorsportRenault ClioR3ERC 3 (RC3)
0Emīls Blūms
Reinis Vilsons
LVA
LVA
LMT Autosporta AkadēmijaFord FiestaR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Jon Armstrong
Noel O’Sullivan
GBR
IRL
Armstrong MotorsportPeugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Daņila Belokoņs
Toms Freibergs
LVA
LVA
Daņila BelokoņsFord FiestaR2ERC 3 (RC3)
0Jonas Pipiras
Ramūnas Babachinas
LTU
LTU
*Škoda FabiaR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Giacomo Costenaro
Justin Bardini
ITA
GBR
*Peugeot 207S2000:2.0AERC (RC2)
0Kajetan Kajetanowicz
Jarosław Baran
POL
POL
Lotos Rally TeamFord FiestaR5ERC (RC2)
0Craig Breen
Scott Martin
IRL
GBR
Peugeot Rally AcademyPeugeot 208 T16R5ERC (RC2)
0Diogo Gago
Jorge Carvalho
POR
POR
Peugeot Rally AcademyPeugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Tomasz Kasperczyk
Damian Syty
POL
POL
Tiger Rally TeamSubaru ImprezaNR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Vojtech Stajf
Frantisek Rajnoha
CZE
CZE
Subaru Duck Czech National TeamSubaru ImprezaNR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Marijan Griebel
Stefan Clemens
DEU
DEU
ADAC Opel Rallye Junior TeamOpel AdamR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Ondřej Bisaha
Ondřej Šintal
CZE
SVK
*Renault ClioR3ERC 3 (RC3)
0Jānis Vorobjovs
Andris Mālnieks
LVA
LVA
Jānis VorobjovsMitsubishi Lancer Evolution XNR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Alexander Gorelov
Igor Skuridin
RUS
RUS
Alexander GorelovMitsubishi Lancer Evolution XNR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Krisztián Hideg
Istvan Kerek
HUN
HUN
Hidegteam SEMitsubishi Lancer Evolution IXNR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Guillaume de Mévius
Geoffrey Brion
BEL
BEL
Sainteloc Junior TeamPeugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Siim Plangi
Marek Sarapuu
EST
EST
Siim PlangiMitsubishi Lancer Evolution XNR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Emil Bergkvist
Joakim Sjōberg
SWE
SWE
ADAC Opel Rallye Junior TeamOpel AdamR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Lukyanuk Alexey
Chervonenko Yevhen
RUS
UKR
Chervonenko RacingFord FiestaR5ERC (RC2)
0Łukasz Kabacinski
Grzegorz Dachowski
POL
POL
Kabacinski ŁukaszSubaru Impreza STINR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Gino Bux
Eric Borguet
BEL
BEL
Peugeot Belgium LuxembourgPeugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Grzegorz Sikorski
Michał Jurgała
POL
POL
Grzegorz SikorskiHonda Civic Type R*ERC 3 (RC4)
0Dominykas Butvilas
Kamil Heller
LTU
POL
Subaru Poland Rally TeamSubaru Impreza STINR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Aron Domzala
Szymon Gospodarczyk
POL
POL
Aron DomzalaCitroën DS3R3ERC 3 (RC3)
0Raul Jeets
Andrus Toom
EST
EST
MM-MOTORSPORTFord FiestaR5ERC (RC2)
0Chris Ingram
Gabin Moreau
GBR
FRA
Team Peugeot UKPeugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Mattias Adielsson
Christoffer Bäck
SWE
SWE
*Peugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Inessa Tushkanova
Dmitry Chumak
RUS
RUS
Inessa TushkanovaMitsubishi Lancer Evolution IXNR4ERC 2 (RC2)
0Toms Lielkājis
Toms Pirktiņš
LVA
LVA
LMT Autosporta AkadēmijaFord FiestaR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Łukasz Pieniążek
Jakub Gerber
POL
POL
Łukasz PieniążekPeugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Robert Consani
Maxime Vilmot
FRA
FRA
*Peugeot 207S2000:2.0AERC (RC2)
0Sławomir Ogryzek
Jakub Wróbel
POL
POL
Sławomir OgryzekPeugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Petr Turkin
Vasily Mirkotan
RUS
RUS
Marcis KenavsCitroën DS3 R3T RacingR3ERC 3 (RC3)
0Jarosław Kołtun
Ireneusz Pleskot
POL
POL
C-RallyFord FiestaR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Rainer Rohtmets
Rauno Rohtmets
EST
EST
PrintsportCitroën C2 R2 MaxR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Ralfs Sirmacis
Artūrs Šimins
LVA
LVA
Sports Racing TechnologiesPeugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Reinis Nitišs
Māris Neikšāns
LVA
LVA
Sports Racing TechnologiesFord FiestaR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Vasily Gryazin
Dmitry Lebedik
LVA
LVA
Sports Racing TechnologiesPeugeot 208R2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Aleks Zawada
Cathy Derousseaux
POL
FRA
Aleks ZawadaOpel AdamR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Wojciech Chuchała
Sebastian Rozwadowski
POL
POL
RallyTechnologyPeugeot 208 VtiR2ERC 3 (RC4)
0Tomas Kurka
David Smeidler
CZE
CZE
GPD Orsak Rally SportŠkoda FabiaS2000:2.0AERC 2 (RC2)
0Martin Hudec
Petr Picka
CZE
CZE
GPD Orsak Rally SportŠkoda FabiaS2000:2.0AERC 3 (RC4)
0Antonin Tlustak
Ladislav Kucera
CZE
CZE
Tlustak RacingŠkoda FabiaS2000:2.0AERC (RC2)
0Mārtiņš Svilis
Ivo Pūķis
LVA
LVA
Mārtiņš SvilisMitsubishi Lancer Evolution XNR4ERC 2 (RC2)

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