This excellent performance gave the Luxembourgish driver a push in the general table, where he has advanced to the third rank.

Day 1

As for many competitions around the world, several races of the ongoing European Rally Championship had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus. However, the fourth installation of the competition took place in Hungary over the weekend. Inside a Hyundai i20 R5, Luxembourgish driver Grégoire Munster and his Belgian co-pilot Louis Louka managed to secure the second place.

While Norwegian driver Andreas Mikkelsen maintained and extended his lead throughout the race, Munster managed to fight his way forward through the field with a flawless performance in comparison to his competitors, of which many received time penalties. At the end of the day, Munster and Louka ranked third.

Day 2

On Sunday morning, Munster had more trouble finding his flow in the time trial, where he only finished 19th. During the afternoon race, he managed to build up his rhythm again, even though he was once more interrupted by a flat tyre.

After 190 km, Munster and Louka finished the race as second behind the Skoda Fabia team Mikkelsen/Floene.

ERC points

Another reason for celebration was Munster's advancement in the general table of the European Rally Championship. The Luxembourgish/Belgian team ranked first in the Junior table and thus gained the top spot in the general Junior classification.

Plaz Pilot Natioun ITA LAT PRT HUN CAN BEL  
1 Munster Grégoire LUX 24 25 40 36     125
2 Solberg Oliver SWE 40 40 16 28     124
3 Llarena Efrén ESP 26 22 R 31     79
4 Marczyk Miko POL 15 19 31 13     78
5 Cais Erik CZE 9 19 27 22     77
6 Dinkel Dominik DEU 13 13 24 15     65
7 Lindholm Emil FIN 18 30 R 13     61*
8 Devine Callum IRL R 1 18 22     41
9 Tempestini Simone ROU 30 X   X     30
10 Battistolli Alberto ITA 11 11         22

The ERC general table is still headed by Russian driver Alexey Lukyanuk with 116 points, followed by Swedish Olivier Solberg (89 points) and Luxembourgish Grégoire Munster (83 points).

Plaz Pilot Natioun ITA LAT PRT HUN CAN BEL  
1 Lukyanuk Alexey RUS 38 32 38 8     116
2 Solberg Oliver SWE 26 40 0 23     89
3 Munster Grégoire LUX 13 15 28 27     83
4 Llarena Efrén ESP 15 11 R 24     50
5 Breen Craig IRL 19 21 3 4     47
6 Herczig Norbert HUN 0   19 17     36
7 Cais Erik CZE 0 5 17 14     36
8 Mikkelsen Andreas NOR       35     35
9 Marczyk Miko POL 7 6 21 1     35
10 Ares Ivan ESP     33       33

2 races remain

If no further restrictions are set in place, two races remain in the European Championship: the Rally Islas Canarias in Spain at the end of November and the Spa Rally in Belgium from 11 to 13 December