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Valeriy Gorban

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Nationality:  UKR
Date of Birth: 06.02.1973
Age: 44
First Rally: 2004, Poland
Website: www.ascania-racing.com

Season 2017

Classification: WRC
Car No: 22
Car: BMW-Mini John Cooper Works
Team: Eurolamp WRT
Co-driver: Sergei Larens

Valeriy Gorban owns the Ascania Racing Team in his native Ukraine and has been competing since 2002.

He began his career in a Lada 2112 and took a string of class wins in his home country before moving up to a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII in 2006. For the next three seasons he campaigned a Subaru Impreza STi N12 and a newer Evo IX Lancer in Ukraine and Russia.

Gorban was second in the 2010 Ukraine Championship before lifting the title in 2011, a season in which he also contested the PWRC and finished seventh. A busy 2012 brought third in both the PWRC, including victory in Greece, and the national championship in Ukraine.

In 2013 he swapped his Lancer Evo IX for a Mini John Cooper RRC and a disappointing WRC 2 season was compensated for by a second national crown. In 2014 he returned to WRC 2 with a season-best result of fourth in Poland.

He began his career in a Lada 2112 and took a string of class wins in his home country before moving up to a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII in 2006. For the next three seasons he campaigned a Subaru Impreza STi N12 and a newer Evo IX Lancer in Ukraine and Russia.

Gorban was second in the 2010 Ukraine Championship before lifting the title in 2011, a season in which he also contested the PWRC and finished seventh. A busy 2012 brought third in both the PWRC, including victory in Greece, and the national championship in Ukraine.

In 2013 he swapped his Lancer Evo IX for a Mini John Cooper RRC and a disappointing WRC 2 season was compensated for by a second national crown. In 2014 he returned to WRC 2 with a season-best result of fourth in Poland.

Season Classification Starts 1. 2. 3. Car Points Standing
2016 WRC 9 0 0 0 1 25.
2015 WRC2 7 0 0 0 BMW-Mini John Cooper Works 16 19.
2014 WRC2 7 0 0 0 Mini John Cooper RRC 42 10.
2013 WRC2 6 0 0 0 Mini John Cooper S2000 12 28.
2012 P-WRC 5 0 0 0 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 85 3.
2011 P-WRC 6 0 0 0 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 46 7.

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