2016 FIA European Rally Championship leader Kajetan Kajetanowicz started his home rally and round seven of the series, Rally Rzeszow, in the best possible way by setting fastest time on the 3.17 kilometres qualifying stage. The LOTOS Rally team driver set a time of 2m 05.140s in his Ford Fiesta R5 and has chosen to line up fifth in the starting order.
Fellow Pole and reigning Polish rally champion Łukasz Habaj was just half a second slower in another Fiesta R5 and has elected to start the event fourth on the road. There doesn’t appear to much between the two drivers in terms of pace and it looks set to be a close fight between the two over the course of the event.
Another man fighting for victory is French driver Bryan Boffier who set third fastest time in his Citroen DS3 R5 will line up third on the start line for the event. Fourth fastest was Filip Nivette in a ŠKODA Fabia R5, with Jakub Brzeziński fifth in a Fiesta R5, the pair will start seventh and sixth respectively.
Raul Jeets took sixth and will be the eight car into the event, he finished ahead of Grzegorz Grzyb who will line up second. David Botka will be the first into the stage after setting eight fastest time.
Wojciech Chuchała was fastest in ERC2 while Poland’s Tomasz Gryc edged out regular ERC Junior competitor Nikolay Gryazin by two tenths of a second for the best two-wheel drive time.
The event will begin officially with the ceremonial start this evening followed by SS1, the street stage in the centre of Rzeszow.