Team MRF Tyres win the 2022 European Rally Championship!

By autoX Editorial | on August 25, 2022

MRF Tyres is the first Indian team to win the European Rally Championship

MRF Tyres’ duo of Efrén Llarena and Sara Fernández have managed to win the 2022 European Rally Championship – with two races to spare! Their massive lead in the championship is despite the fact that their season got off to a poor start after a 12th place finish at Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras.

After that season opener though, Efrén and Sara went on to clinch MRF Tyres’ first win in the European Rally Championship in the very next round. After this came a second place finish and a series of strong results which ultimately led to them being crowned champions. 

Sure, their main title rival Simone Tempestini, did not race in the crucial Czech Republic round of the ERC but, at that point, Llarena and Fernández already had a massive 58 point lead! Even if Tempestini did race, Llarena and Fernández would only need a seventh place finish to secure the title.

The ERC win is a huge achievement for Team MRF Tyres. The team has not just flown India’s flag high on an international level, but MRF are using their own set of tyres – designed and developed specially for the varying terrain that the ERC goes through.

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Tags: Team MRF Tyres European Rally Championship ERC MRF

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