ERC: Acropolis Rally stopped, Kajetanowicz new champion
Kajetan Kajetanowicz (Lotos Rally Team) is the 2015 FIA European Rally Champion, after he won the Acropolis Rally in his Ford Fiesta R5. Extreme weather conditions, which saw a big thunderstorm sweep over the Loutraki region, caused the event’s final three stages to be cancelled. Torrential rain had been falling for a few days and the event organizers have taken the decision to cancel the final three stages. According to drivers, even the stages which they finished were almost irregular.
The final results were declared after SS6, just when Kajetanowicz had retaken the lead from Craig Breen (Peugeot Rally Academy). With 69% of the event completed, full ERC points will be awarded, meaning that Kajetanowicz cannot be caught in the driver standings. As the provisional results stand, he has 230 points, while second-placed Breen has 162 points.
“Yes, we did it, it’s been an amazing day. It was a dream but now it’s come true. What can I say? Thanks to my team like always. To be honest it was a really hard year for us but we did it, we’re European champions. It’s amazing. It’s a big, big, really big day, probably the best day in my life. I don’t know – how can I say it? We did it with winning Acropolis Rally. It’s also a big thing, one of the most difficult rallies in the world, not only in European championship. I want to say thank you to my parents, mum and dad. They believe in me every time, everywhere. I have no time for them but I want to change it because they are very important for me. They are always with me, and they are always in my heart,” said an overjoyed Kajetanowicz.