The FIA European Rally Championship-counting auto24 Rally Estonia proved a huge hit when it took place earlier this month. Here are the key numbers.
6: Ott Tänak’s outright triumph in Estonia made him the sixth different overall winner in this year’s ERC.
2: There were two FIA ERC Production Car Cup contenders in the top four of the final classification: Alexey Lukyanuk and Rainer Aus
2: Lukyanuk’s run to second place earned him the prestigious Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy for a second time.
213: On stage four of auto24 Rally Estonia, Lukyanuk reported reaching a top speed of 213kph in his Mitsubishi Lancer.
12: A total of 12 countries were represented on auto24 Rally Estonia.
3: Eli Evans took three flights to get from his native Australia to Estonia for his ERC debut with the JAS Honda team.
30,000: An estimated 30,000 fans attended the auto24-Tartu City stage.
16: Gustav Kruuda became the youngest driver to start a round of the ERC aged 16 years, three months and six days.
40: Esapekka Lappi’s ERC title lead is now 40 points following his fifth-place finish in Estonia.
1: Zoltán Bessenyey moved into first place in the ERC 2WD standings. The Eurosol Racing Team Hungary ace finished third in class in Estonia in his Honda Civic Type R
27: Glamour model Inessa Tushkanova celebrated her 27th birthday on the opening day of auto24 Rally Estonia. Unfortunately a car eligibility glitch prevented her from starting.
1000: Approximately 1000 volunteers helped to ensure the successful running of auto24 Rally Estonia.
3: Estonian Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, visited three stages of his country’s inaugural ERC event.
127: Ott Tänak scored 127 ERC Gravel Master points in Estonia to move to the top of the standings.
2: Two members of the Tempestini family were in action on auto24 Rally Estonia: Marco Tempestini and his son Simone. While a mechanical problem prevented Tempestini Jr from finishing, father Marco made it home in 15th position.
Text and photo: www.fiaerc.com