Lukyanuk won on Rally Islas Canarias

Alexey Lukyanuk won his first ERC event in 2017. This is his fourth ERC win and second on tarmac surface.

Lukyanuk said: “At the moment, I am happy, I was devastated last years but now I am in the heaven. I made a lot of mental work at home. I knew what I will do with the car, how i will drive.”

Without any problems on this event and with 9/12 stage wins he defeated Kajetanowicz on second place with almost one minute gap. Kajetan had little problems with brakes, also third placed Bruno Magalhaes had problems with steering.

How on high level was this event can represent also this statistic: 16 cars from top 20 places were R5 specification. Also home runners were really fast. They are from P4 to P7 in less than in half of minute gap:

1. Lukyanuk Alexey – Arnautov Alexey ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) 2:06:01.8
2. Kajetanowicz Kajetan – Baran J. ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) +57.2
3. Magalhães Bruno – Magalhães Hugo ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +1:03.6
4. Ares Iván – Pintor José Antonio ( Hyundai i20 R5 ) +1:15.4
5. Monzón Luis – Déniz José Carlos ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) +1:28.7
6. López Planelles J. – Rozada B. ( Peugeot 208 T16 ) +1:33.8
7. García Martínez C. – González E. ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) +1:41.4
8. Michel Sylvain – Degout Jérôme ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +1:43.7
9. Martín Armide – Domínguez P. ( Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.8 ) +1:51.3
10. Bouffier Bryan – Giraudet Denis ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) +2:23.2

There were also many retirements on this event:
– Černy: Accident
– Kasperczyk: Accident
– Botka: Retirement
– Habaj: Accident on shakedown
– Grzyb: Accident
– Rendina: Technical
– Vallejo: Accident

Also “hot moment” had Nikolay Gryazin who had really luck in that moment:

Section winners on 41. Rally Islas Canarias 2017:
ERC2: Tibor Erni junior (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X)
ERC3: Chris Ingram (Opel Adam R2)
ERC Junior U27: Chris Ingram (Opel Adam R2)
ERC Junior U28: Jose Maria Lopez Planelles (Peugeot 208 T16)
ERC Ladies: Emma Falcon (Citroen DS3 R3T)

Next ERC event will be 63. Seajets Acropolis Rally 2017 from 4.5. to 6.5.2017.