Team MRF Tyres ignites the European Rally Championship (ERC) with their blazing triumph. Martins Sesks and co-driver Renars Francis gave a mesmerizing performance, leaving competitors in the rearview mirror as they seize their inaugural victory of the 2023 season. As pioneers of their nation, MRF's historic win serves as an inspiration to aspiring racers and a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence.
Martins Sesks showcases his driving prowess with an impressive 8.2-second advantage over title leader Hayden Paddon. Although Paddon narrows the gap to 7.4 seconds after winning Sunday's opening test, Sesks responds with an exhilarating sprint, ultimately securing the victory with a remarkable 39.6-second margin. Throughout the rally, Sesks and Francis navigate the fast and narrow roads with finesse, maintaining an average speed of 115kph.
Sesks claims after the second ERC win, "It's awesome to perform at such a high level and we just wish to concentrate our work."
Six MRF cars get points at Rally Poland
Following the latest triumph, Martins Sesks ascends to second place in the championship standings, drawing level with Yoann Bonato. Both drivers now trail the leader, Hayden Paddon, by a margin of 35 points. Meanwhile, MRF proudly maintains it’s grip on the top position in the teams' standings, boasting a solid 30-point advantage over the BRC Racing Team.
The entire team achieved impressive results. Notably, 2022 champion Efren Llarena, Mads Ostberg, Denis Radstrom, Pontus Tidemand, and Simone Campedelli all contributed valuable points to the team's tally. Their collective efforts exemplify the team's strength and consistency in the European Rally Championship (ERC).
Looking ahead on the ERC calendar, the next challenge awaits at Rally Liepaja in Latvia. This fast gravel rally holds promising prospects for both MRF and Sesks, as they showcased a strong performance at the event last year.
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