Rally Liepaja ERC3 Result



Rally Liepaja ERC3 Podium Celebrations

Ken Torn and Kauri Pannas guided their Ecoboost-powered Fiesta Rally4 to their second 2020 ERC3 and ERC3 Junior victory on Rally Liepaja, the second round of the FIA European Rally Championship.
An M-Sport Poland built Fiesta Rally4 occupied every position on the ERC3 and ERC3 Junior podium, the first Rally4 car to claim such a feat on a major international rally. 
The next highest placed ERC3 car was another M-Sport Poland car, the 2019 Fiesta R2T, underlining the successful platform the Fiesta Rally4 was developed on.
The new M-Sport Poland Fiesta Rally4 was dominant throughout, setting the fastest time in every timed session of the rally in ERC3, taking every stage win along the way to locking out the podium. Martins Sesks and Renars Francis gave the Estonian crew of Torn and Pannas a close fight for the lead on the opening day.


Ford Fiesta Rally 4 in action on two wheels

Torn and Sesks continued to trade stage wins throughout Sunday at a blistering pace, separated by just 1.1 seconds at the end of stage eight.

Stage nine saw the battle rage on with both charging hard until Sesks’ hard work ultimately came undone by over jumping and damaging his front end. Sesks brought his Fiesta Rally4 home to take second on the stage but would retire his car on the road section due to radiator damage. 
By the finish on Sunday, Torn and Pannas took victory ahead of Radstrom and co-driver Johan Johansson who claimed a well deserved second on their fist visit to Liepaja with clean stages throughout the weekend.


Sideways Ford Fiesta Rally4

Torn and Pannas have now scored maximum points in the ERC3 and ERC3 Junior Championship so far this season making them championship leaders with 80 points and a 34-point advantage over Radstrom and Johansson in second.
Rounding out the podium in his Pirelli-shod Fiesta Rally4 was World RX star, Reinis Nitiss, on his first international event since making the switch to rallying.