Ka­je­tanow­icz takes a step to­wards ERC ti­tle in Barum

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Ka­je­tan Ka­je­tanow­icz all-but sealed his sec­ond Euro­pean Rally Cham­pi­onship ti­tle at last week­end’s Barum Rally – with two rounds re­main­ing, the Pol­ish driver leads by 76 points with only 78 on of­fer.

Ka­je­tanow­icz’s only ri­val for the ti­tle is Alexey Lukyanuk, but the Rus­sian missed a golden op­por­tu­nity to slash the points dif­fer­ence be­tween the two in the Czech Repub­lic when he hit a bar­rel on the fi­nal stage ( see re­port page 30). Ka­je­tanow­icz re­tired from day one with an en­gine prob­lem aboard his Ford Fi­esta R5, but re­turned to col­lect six vi­tal points – and a 250th top-three stage time in the ERC – on day two.

Lukyanuk now needs to win Rally Liepaja in Latvia next month and Cyprus in Oc­to­ber, with Ka­je­tanow­icz tak­ing noth­ing from ei­ther event to win.

Ka­je­tanow­icz’s Lo­tos Rally Team has se­cured its sec­ond con­sec­u­tive ERC ti­tle.

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