Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Maciej Szczepaniak compete in Rally Estonia – round seven of the 2022 World Rally Championship. The LOTOS Rally Team duo maintain good and consistent pace, holding sixth position in the WRC2 standings. The Polish crew arrived in Estonia as the championship leaders, fighting for more points in this year’s campaign.
Sunny conditions prevailed during the opening set of Friday’s stages but the situation might change in the afternoon, as there are some rain forecasts. Kajetanowicz and Szczepaniak are classified in sixth place, with top twelve crews covered by just over one minute – so the fight over the remaining part of the rally should be exciting.
– We have completed the opening Friday’s loop of Rally Estonia. It is fast, just as we had expected ahead of the rally. We are sitting in one train with other excellent drivers – maybe not on the front row right now but with every stage I have better feeling in the cockpit. Our car set-up was not ideal for the first part of the day but we are on the right path to improve it – and the stage results show this. The conditions are variable, the grip levels change on different stages, so we have to adjust the car set-up ahead of every test. The plan for the second loop is to enjoy our driving, maintain the pace and push the pedal to the metal
– says Kajetan Kajetanowicz, the LOTOS Rally Team driver.
For the second loop the organisers have prepared another runs of Peipisääre (24.35 kms), Mustvee (17.09 kms), Raanista (21.45 kms) and Vastsemoisa (7.60 kms) stages.
Starts of Kajetan Kajetanowicz are supported by strategic partner of the LOTOS Rally Team – Grupa LOTOS, technical partner Delphi Technologies, as well as Pirelli, SJS Driving Experience and Grupa Sikora.
Rally Estonia 2022, unofficial WRC2 standings after SS5:
- Lindholm/Hämäläinen (Finland, Škoda Fabia Rally2 evo) 41:04.5
- Mikkelsen/Eriksen (Norway, Škoda Fabia Rally2 evo) +4.3
- Suninen/Markkula (Finland, Hyundai i20 N Rally2) +8.7
- Kaur/Simm (Estonia, VW Polo GTI Rally2) +11.5
- Bulacia/Vallejo (Bolivia/Spain, Škoda Fabia Rally2 evo) +17.4
- Kajetanowicz/Szczepaniak (Poland, Škoda Fabia Rally2 evo) +37.3
- Huttunen/Lukka (Finland, Ford Fiesta Rally2) +38.1
- Paddon/Kennard (New Zealand, Hyundai i20 N Rally2) +52.7
- Zaldivar/Der Ohannesian (Paraguay/Argentina, Hyundai i20 N Rally2) +1:03.5
- Linnamäe/Drew (Estonia/Great Britain, VW Polo GTI Rally2) +1:05.8