FIA European Rally Championship leader Kajetan Kajetanowicz heads into round eight of the series, the CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally, with a real chance to extend his advantage in the series. The Polish driver currently leads the drivers standings by 23 points and will tackle the event in the knowledge that his main championship rival, Craig Breen, has not entered the event.
Kajetanowicz has a good record in Cyprus finishing second here last year and that will give him confidence as he bids to secure the FIA Gravel Master title for the second time in a row. With this year’s event expected to be the fastest Cyprus Rally in history he will have not have things easy and will have to fend of the likes of Alexey Lukyanuk who’s form has been rising since his return to the series in Austria.
“I feel the responsibility of leading the FIA European Rally Championship standings, especially because we will defend our hard-won advantage on the very demanding gravel stages of Cyprus, in extreme heat and on roads which punish not only the tyres but also the crew,” said the ERC leader. “I appreciate the chance that was given to me, so I want to fight for victory in the next FIA ERC round. Each of them is like reading another chapter of a great, never-ending story. I do not know the conclusion but I can already say that this fascinating season is a huge success for LOTOS Rally Team.”
Kajetanowicz has taken five podium finishes from six starts this season including a victory on the opening round of the championship on the Internationale Jänner Rallye. The Cyprus Rally commences on September 25 and The Checkered Flag will be bringing you reports on the event throughout the weekend.