Opel Drivers Wrap up FIA ERC Junior Title in First Season
With a second-place finish at the auto24 Rally Estonia, Emil Bergkvist and Joakim Sjöberg have already secured a title for the ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team in its first season of competition.
“I’m speechless,” Bergkvist said. “I want to thank everyone who contributed to this success, first and foremost Opel Motorsport and the whole team that always gave us a fantastic car. And of course my co-driver Jocke—without his perfect work this wouldn’t have been possible.
“The ERC Junior is so incredibly competitive that it takes a perfect team performance every time to get anywhere close to a podium finish,” Bergkvist added. “I really still can’t believe it!”
With their victory at the auto24 Rally Estonia, Bergkvist and Sjöberg have accumulated an unmatchable 128 points through the penultimate race, meaning that thee Barum Rallye in the Czech Republic at the end of August is largely to determine the runner-up in the standings.
Heading into the final race, Marijan Griebel and co-driver Stefan Clemens are in position to take second place in the FIA ERC Junior standings.