Four-time Polish champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz will enter Rally Liepāja from 31 January-2 February as he bids to get his FIA European Rally Championship title assault back on track.
Co-driven by Jarek Baran, Kajetanowicz will contest the Latvian winter spectacular in the LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 he used to set three fastest stage times on the ERC season-opener in Austria earlier this month.
“Rally Liepāja is a completely new event to us,” said Kajetanowicz, who was battling for the lead on the 31 Int. Jännerrallye, Oberösterreich when a jammed throttle pedal put him out. “We do not know the stages, so first of all this is a big challenge but the slight uncertainty and curiosity at the same time makes us even more motivated. We are in fighting mood, just like before every other rally. We are looking forward to see what the organisers of the Latvian round of European championship have prepared for the competitors. The rally in Austria is already behind us and we are pleased with our good pace at the beginning of the season. There is only one plan for the future: always do our best and fight for every inch of the road.”
Kajetanowicz will go up against several fellow ERC frontrunners in Latvia including ŠKODA drivers Esapekka Lappi and Sepp Wiegand, local hero Vasily Gryazin and Peugeot Rally Academy ace Craig Breen. A total of 55 crews have entered the event.