Pieniazek on podium of FIA ERC 2016
Łukasz Pieniążek and Przemek Mazur finished 3 rd in ERC Junior classification. It’s the best Polish result in history of this championship.
Six months of huge emotions, thousands of covered kilometres on asphalt as well as on gravel roads – this is a short summary of this year’s competition. The best young European drivers competed during six rounds. Polish team started off the season with great performance and victory in the Circuit of Ireland. During six rounds, our participants won many special sections and were twice on podium. Their uncompromising style was appreciated by other rivals and spectators. It’s worth mentioning that amongst Łukasz and Przemek’s opponents were i.e. Opel Motorsport works drivers.
Gravel Rally Liepaja was the last round of ERC Junior. Extremely fast and difficult SS demanded precision and high abilities. Łukasz and Przemek avoided mistakes, but unfortunately the engine broke down. Despite the bad luck, points gathered this season allowed them to seal the 3 rd place in ERC Junior.
We’ve worked very hard during last months to achieve this result. Of course, we were accompanied by huge emotions. We won a rally, we stood on podium and competed with very fast drivers. Third place in ERC Junior is a great success. I would like to thank everyone who helped us in achieving this success. Special thanks to Przemek for great cooperation and to our coordinator Wojtek Sawicki. Everyone involved in our team affected our final result. Thanks to GG-Car Sport for preparing our car, to all my family and my beloved girlfriend and partners, without whom we wouldn’t be able to start in the rallies. I would also like to pay tribute to our great fans, who supported us in every rally. We are celebrating our success but we’re also planning next season. Our plan for this year has been achieved.
We are very happy as before the season we would’ve taken 3 rd place in ERC Junior at random. We were aware how equal the level of competition in the rally is, what then was then reflected in results of each rally. The fight for the top positions lasted to the very last metres. We’ve learnt a lot during these months. It’s a pity we were haunted by constant breakdowns, because we had a real chance to fight for even higher positions. However, we are very satisfied. We would like to say thank you to everyone for the support. Last months were full of really tough moments, when we had bad luck. Yet we received a lot of messages from our fans, which motivated us during our starts. We’re still very motivated and optimistic before the forthcoming season.