Gryazin secures WRC2 win at Neste Rally Finland

Nikolay Gryazin
Nikolay Gryazin
Nikolay Gryazin Fabia R5

Simpsons Motorsport managed driver, the young Russian, Nikolay Gryazin claimed his first WRC 2 success in the WRC Neste Rally Finland to end Pierre-Louis Loubet’s winning run and climb to second in the standings.

The 21 year old Russian, driving a SKODA Fabia R5, held off home hero Jari Huttunen by 14.0sec after moving to the front late on Saturday night when leader Loubet crashed his similar car into a tree.

“We had some problems and we were just able to manage this win,” said Gryazin. “For the first time here in Finland, to be on the top is really nice. It’s a big experience. Thank you to my team and all of the spectators from Russia who were cheering for us.”

The WRC2 Pro class, for manufacturer teams, was dominated by young Finn, Kalle Rovenpera in his SKODA Motorsport Fabia R5 Evo.

Next event for Nikolay is the Barum Czech Rally Zlin where he will be joined by another Simpsons Motorsport managed driver, Manchester’s Chris Ingram – also in a SKODA Fabia R5.

Nikolay Gryazin Neste Rally
Nikolay Gryazin WRC Finland