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04 Jul 2014

CEZ/FRC: Weekend in pics

Category: Miscellaneous, News Posted 04.07.14 17:56 by

With a FIA Central European Zone Rallycross Championship series round featuring at the Austrian Nordring and the French Rallycross Championship having its annual event at the Circuit de Lavaré the past weekend offered some nice pictures.

 

Fuglau/Austria: The Nordring at the village of Fuglau near Horn was the host for rounds of three national championship series (Austria, Czech Republic and Hungaria), while as icing on the cake the event counted also as Round 3 for the FIA Central European Zone Rallycross Championship. Austrian Rallycross veteran Alois Höller drove his Ford Focus Mk1 to victory in SuperCars, beating Hungarian Zoltán Harsányi (Mitsubishi Lancer E5) and fellow-countryman Tristan Ekker (VW Polo Mk4/9N) to second and third place respectively. The Super1600 class fell prey to the Hungarian youngster Marcell Kovács (Suzuki Swift Sport RS) and that Czech long runner Roman Častoral (Opel Astra G) took another victory of the well attended SuperNational category.

 

Austrian Alois Höller (Ford Focus Mk1) won the SuperCars event on home soil. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Austrian Alois Höller (Ford Focus Mk1) won the SuperCars event on home soil. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

Hungarian Zoltán Harsányi powered his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5 to second place. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Hungarian Zoltán Harsányi powered his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5 to second place. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

Austrian Rallycross newcomer Max Pucher is not using kid gloves for his ex-OMSE Ford Fiesta Mk7 SuperCar. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Austrian Rallycross newcomer Max Pucher is not using kid gloves for his ex-OMSE Ford Fiesta Mk7 SuperCar. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

The so-called 'stockerl' of the Super1600 winners with (from left) Werner Panhauser (2nd), Marcell Kovács (1st) and Markus Hausberger (3rd). © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

The S1600 ‘stockerl’ with (from left) Werner Panhauser (2nd), Marcell Kovács (1st) and Markus Hausberger (3rd). © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

Austrian Werner Panhauser almost overdoing it with his Super1600 Citroën C2. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Austrian Werner Panhauser almost overcooking it with his Super1600 Citroën C2. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

Czech Opel campaigner Roman Častoral and his front-wheel driven Astra G en route to victory in SuperNationals. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Czech Opel campaigner Roman Častoral and his front-wheel driven Astra G en route to victory in SuperNationals. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

Austrian Gerald Woldrich in the Mercedes C230 chased by his competitors. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Austrian Gerald Woldrich in the Mercedes C230 chased by his competitors. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

 

Lavaré/France: Round 5 of the French Rallycross Championship was held at the Circuit de Lavaré in Lavaré near Le Mans where in SuperCars Fabien Pailler (Peugeot 208) was able to beat series leader  Jean-Baptiste Dubourg (Citroën C4) to second and Christophe Jouet (Citroën DS3) to third place. Thereby, the son of 1993 European Rallycross Champion Jean-Luc Pailler reduced the gap to Citroën campaigner Dubourg to two points. Andréa Dubourg (Renault Clio Mk2) made victory of the Super1600 category his, while Christophe Saunois (Toyota Corolla) bagged another win in Division 3. Division 4 saw Emmanuel Anne (Renault Clio Mk2) taking first place, while Thomas Petit (Renault Twingo) claimed Round 4 of the one-make Coupe Twingo R1 championship.

 

Fabien Pailler made good use of his Peugeot 208 SuperCar to win FRC Round 5 at Lavaré. © Adecom/ERC24

Fabien Pailler made good use of his Peugeot 208 SuperCar to win FRC Round 5 at Lavaré. © Adecom/ERC24

 

Andréa Dubourg and his Renault Clio Mk2 en route to victory of the Super1600s category. © Adecom/ERC24

Andréa Dubourg and his Renault Clio Mk2 en route to victory of the Super1600s category. © Adecom/ERC24

 

Christophe Saunois (Toyota Corolla) scored another victory to extend his lead in Division 3. © Adecom/ERC24

Christophe Saunois (Toyota Corolla) scored another victory to extend his lead in Division 3. © Adecom/ERC24

 

Emmanuel Anne, here in close combat with his Renault Clio Mk2, claimed victory of Division 4. © Adecom/ERC24

Emmanuel Anne, here in close combat with his Renault Clio Mk2, claimed victory of Division 4. © Adecom/ERC24

 

The Renault Twingo R1 Coupe pack chasing into the first lap, eventual winner Thomas Petit already leading. © Adecom/ERC24

The Renault Twingo R1 Coupe pack chasing into the first lap, eventual winner Thomas Petit already leading. © Adecom/ERC24

 

Top photo: Austrian Tristan Ekker ploughing the Nordring with his VW Polo Mk4/9N SuperCar. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24