Munnings has ERC Liepāja Ladies lead but Falcón set for title
Emma Falcón is on course to score a maiden ERC Ladies’ Trophy title, despite running in second place behind Catie Munnings on Rally Liepāja.
Both drivers are taking very different approaches to the weekend. Munnings focussed on fighting for ERC Junior U27 points while Falcón adapted to a brand new car while trying to secure a first ERC Ladies’ Trophy success.
Saintéloc Junior Team driver Munnings went faster than Falcón on all six stages to establish an already unassailable lead but is only seventh in ERC Junior U27, which at present would mean her result in Liepāja will not count towards her total score in the Ladies’ Trophy.
Unless Munnings can score a top five result in the ERC Junior U27 class this weekend, Falcón can wrap up the title by finishing the rally in any position, leading her to take a cautious approach in unfamiliar equipment.
A pre-event car change from her usual Citroën DS3 RT to a GC Motorsport-run PEUGEOT 208 R2 meant unfamiliar surroundings but, aside from a small spin on stage six, Falcón completed leg one without incident.