Brynildsen “happy” despite ERC crash
Eyvind Brynildsen has revealed he was “happy” despite his dramatic exit from Latvia’s FIA European Rally Championship season finale recently.
Brynildsen, for whom Rally Liepāja marked his first outing since the EKO Acropolis Rally in early June and his first event with new co-driver Ilka Minor, quickly got to grips with the high-speed gravel roads.
With three stages remaining and a deficit of less than 10 seconds to third position, Brynildsen had battled his way into the podium fight despite his lack of seat time and had high hopes of a strong result, only to crash out in spectacular fashion.
Posting on Facebook afterwards, the talented Norwegian wrote: “I'm actually a happy boy. I'm happy that we really tried to take that podium spot. I’m very proud [co-driver] Ilka Minor and myself managed to be doing the speed we did during the weekend for the first time together in the car – the last time I sat in the car was in June. I’m very glad M-Sport makes fast, strong and safe cars. And I'm of course glad we both are 100 per cent fine.”
Brynildsen’s crash was headline news in his homeland with VGTV streaming footage of the accident and an interview, which is available in Norwegian only by clickinghere.