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Hideg Takes First Win of the Season In Northern Ireland

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The Circuit of Ireland Rally was a good weekend for the Hideg Rally Team as the Hungarian outfit took their first win in the ERC2 category of the FIA European Rally Championship in 2015.

Krisztian Hideg and co-driver Istvan Kerek dominated the class from start to finish and took the class win by 23.9 seconds and leaves Hideg third in the ERC2 standings 15 points off series leader Voijech Stajf.

“We prepared well and had good information about the fields.” said Hideg, “I am disabled, my legs are paralyzed, so that is why the fields in the centre of Belfast were harder for me, because I could not brake so fast. Still, we could keep our advantage, so on Saturday, the only thing we had to do was mapping it out.

“Well, at the end of the last stage, we had a brake problem, but it did not keep us from the victory. I am very thankful for my co-driver, our service team and partners! It was a real teamwork!”

The new round of the ERC takes crews to Portugal for the Rally Acores commencing on June 4.

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