Kresta earns Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy for final-stage charge
Local legend Roman Kresta received the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy for the final-stage charge that earned him a podium finish on Barum Czech Rally Zlín, round six of the FIA European Rally Championship.
Coming out of retirement in the summer, the ex-world championship works driver beat fellow Czech and brother-in-law Tomáš Kostka to the final place on the podium in a thrilling last-stage decider.
“It was a very, very great race for us and third place is actually an awesome result,” said Kresta. “I pushed like hell on that final stage and it’s amazing. It’s crazy, I must say I’m crazy I’m too old but I pushed like hell. The car is perfect, the team was great, they prepare very well the car for this event and I am so happy for that.”
Jean-Baptiste Ley, the ERC Co-ordinator pictured left, made the presentation to Kresta.