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Heikkilä's ERC Italy comes to an early end


Mikko Heikkilä has been forced to retire from the sixth leg of the European Rally Championship, the Rally di Roma Capitale. The reason behind his retirement was a crash during the Sunday’s third special stage. The Skoda-driver will now focus on the upcoming Finnish WRC rally next weekend. Mikko Heikkilä and his co-driver Samu Vaaleri have been forced to retire from the Rally di Roma Capitale, the sixth leg of the ERC, due to a crash on the Sunday’s third special stage. Both Heikkilä and Vaaleri are okay. Before the interruption, The Racing Factory team's Skoda driver was holding the tenth position overall. "The beginning of the stage went better than the previous ones, and I tried to maintain my usual pace. In one left-turning corner, there was some sand on the road, and the car went from the sand onto the grass, resulting in a spin. For a while, it felt like the car would spin back onto the road, but eventually, it hit a tree. My apologies for the team and our cooperation partners for the early exit. There’s not much to do but to aim for Jyväskylä," Heikkilä explained. The ERC season will continue with the Barum Czech Rally on August 19th-20th. Before that, Heikkilä's rally season will proceed with the WRC Secto Rally Finland from August 3rd to 6th.

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