Łukasz Pieniążek out of Rally Finland after PET Crash

Łukasz Pieniążek - Credit: Gregory Lenormand / DPPI
Łukasz Pieniążek - Credit: Gregory Lenormand / DPPI

Junior World Rally Championship driver Łukasz Pieniążek will be forced to sit out Rally Finland after suffering a accident in the PET.

Alongside co-driver Przemyslaw Mazur, the pair were testing their Citroen DS3 R3T.

Speaking via Twitter the Pole revealed: “Unfortunately we had an accident during the tests today. To make things worse, we won’t be able to fix the car for Rally Finland.

“We went to hospital for a routine examination. Luckily, we are safe and sound, apart from a few bruises. The spectators standing next to the stage were even more lucky as they passed our car by centimetres…

“Now it’s time for a rest and reflections.”

Pieniążek is eighth in the JWRC standings after two rounds; The polish driver is also running in the Junior European Rally Championship where he is currently fourth place, after taking victory at the opening round at Circuit of Ireland Rally he has suffered with a mixture of mechanical issues and accidents.