Fastest Night Rider Gryazin in rallycross superspecial at the start of ERC Rally Hungary

Nikolay Gryazin continued his impressive qualifying pace to lead SS1 Rally Hungary, the penultimate round of the FIA ​​European Rally Championship season.

He set a record of 1m39.3s on the 2.40 kilometer stage, a head-to-head duel on the Rabócsiring rallycross track in Máriapócs, southeast of the host town of Nyíregyháza, tonight to lead to the first of six stages on Saturday.

“It was a good start with no problems,” said Rally Hungary rookie Gryazin, who races a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 from Sports Racing Technologies. “In a corner, I missed a few tenths but it was the first step and it was important not to lose too much.

Škoda-powered Miko Marczyk (ORLEN team) was only 0.1 seconds slower than Gryazin when he beat title leader Andreas Mikkelsen in their battle.

Rally Team Spain’s Efrén Llarena was tied for time with Marczyk in third, followed by Simone Campedelli (Team MRF Tires) and Mikkelsen from Toksport WRT. Erik Cais placed sixth driving his Ford Fiesta Rally2 Yacco ACCR Team while Norbert Herczig finished seventh as the best Hungarian driver.

Italians Alberto Battistolli and Umberto Scandola (Hyundai Rally Team Italia) were eighth and ninth respectively, followed by Mads Ostberg, who was 10th in his Citroën C3 Rally2 but unhappy with the layer of water on his track, which he said l had slowed down early. in its course.

Joan Vinyes edged out Suzuki Motor Ibérica teammate Javier Pardo for the best time in ERC2, followed by home hero and three-time class champion Tibor Érdi Jr.

Sami Pajari (Ford Fiesta Rally4) defeated Anthony Fotia at the wheel of Renault Clio Rally4 to win the ERC3 / ERC3 Junior stage. Dariusz Poloński leads the Abarth Rally Cup, while Andrea Mabellini is the fastest of the four Clio Trophy by Toksport WRT title contenders with a 2.3 second lead over Ghjuvanni Rossi.

ERC Junior champion-elect Ken Torn was back in action after crashing his Ford Fiesta Rally3 during free practice, but Nil Solans missed out on his first appearance for Team MRF Tires in his all-new Hyundai i20 N Rally2.

Rally Hungary continues with the 16.70 kilometer Újhuta stage starting at 9:08 a.m. local time on Saturday.

Click on HERE for the provisional classification after SS1. The starting list for the first stage of section two is available HERE.


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