Miko Marczyk thriumphed in the Super Special in Rabócsiring on Friday evening in front of 5,500 spectators and in a fantastic atmosphere.
Two drivers started head-to-head on the 2.4-kilometre stage, which was not enough to make a big difference, but was perfect to show their toughness and car handling skills. The psychological advantage went to Miko Marczyk, who won the stage, while the best Hungarian was Frigyes Turán. The Hungarian VW driver won this rally in 2019 with a stunning drive and looks to be in good form again.
“We had some minor issues with the car in qualifying, but now everything seems to be perfect. I can’t wait for Saturday!” said Turán.
ERC-participant Miklós Csomós lost a second due to a spin, but he wasn’t too sad as the real race is just beginning.
For Norbert Michelisz, who was competing in the first ever rally, the night stage meant a fantastic experience, and although his start was not a success, 14th place is not bad for a rookie, and not bad at all!
This was not a lucky day for Josh McErlean, who took a turn too tight and “clipped a tyre on the inside of a corner”.
RALLY HUNGARY, ROUND 8 OF ERC, NYÍREGYHÁZA
Overall standing. Super Special: 1. Miko Marczyk, Szymon Gospodarczyk (Polish, Skoda Fabia) 1:36.9, 2. Sesks, Franis (Latvian, Skoda Fabia) +0.5 sec, 3. Cais, Bacigál (Czech, Slovakian, Skoda Fabia) +1.0 sec, …6. Turán, Farnadi (Hungarian, Volkswagen Polo) +1.5 sec.
Photo: MGR Images