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PZM 75TH RALLY POLAND

21-23 September 2018, Mikołajki (gravel)

One of the world’s oldest rallies is back on the ERC calendar in 2018 after a five-year break as Rally Poland replaces Rally Rzeszow as the country’s round of the European championship for its 75th edition. First run in 1921, Rally Poland’s home since 2005 has been Mikołajki in the picturesque Mazurian lake district, a three-hour drive north from the capital Warsaw, where high-speed all-gravel stages are commonplace. And it was in Mikołajki where Kajetan Kajetanowicz first emerged as a major force in the ERC, taking the win in 2013 prior to beginning his record-breaking title treble sequence in 2015. 

Event eligibility:

FIA European Rally Championship 2018, round 7 of 8
FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship 2018, round 5 of 6
FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship 2018, round 5 of 6

Also counting for... 

​FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, ERC Nations' Cup, ERC Ladies' Trophy


Previous winners:

2017: Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC)*
2016: Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (Volkswagen Polo R WRC)*
2015: Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC)*
2014: Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC)*
2013: Kajetan Kajetanowicz/Jarosław Baran (Ford Fiesta R5)

*WRC event

Starts: 15h00, Friday 21 September, Mikołajki Main Square
Finishes: 18h20, Sunday 23 September, Mikołajki Main Square
Headquarters: Hotel Gołębiewski, Mikołajki
Service park: Hotel Gołębiewski, Mikołajki
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): Nine
Stages: 15
Stage distance: 214.92 kilometres (117.02 kilometres leg one, 97.90 kilometres leg two)
Liaison: 742.33 kilometres
Total: 957.25 kilometres
Surface: Gravel

Free Practice (for priority drivers): 07h30-09h30, Friday 21 September (3.26 kilometres, Talty)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 10h00, Friday 21 September (3.26 kilometres, Talty)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 11h00-12h30, Friday 21 September (3.26 kilometres, Talty)
Start order selection: 14h10, Friday 21 September, Mikołajki Main Square
Ceremonial start: 15h00, Friday 21 September, Mikołajki Main Square
 
MEDIA INFORMATION

Media accreditation:
Location: Media Centre, Hotel Gołębiewski, Mikołajki
Opening hours: 
Thursday 20 September: 13h00-22h00
Friday 21 September: 07h00-20h30
 
Media Centre:
Location: Media Centre, Hotel Gołębiewski, Mikołajki
Opening hours: 
Thursday 20 September: 13h00-22h00
Friday 21 September: 07h00-20h30
Saturday 22 September: 07h00-22h30
Sunday 23 September: 07h00-22h00
 
Television coverage: Daily highlights, rally review and Inside ERC magazine show on Eurosport and Eurosport Player, plus additional coverage on a number of other channels around the world
ERC Radio: Live throughout the event at FIAERC.com or through the ERC app
Results, standings, live timing and text commentary: www.fiaerc.com
Rights-free images: Register at http://media.fiaerc.com
Event media contact: Andrzej Borowczyk, +48 601616344, a.borowczyk@rallypoland.pl
 
MEDIA EVENTS
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
Mandatory Media Safety Briefing: 19h30, Media Centre
FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
Pre-event press conference: 12h45, Media Centre
Start order selection: 14h10, Friday 21 September, Mikołajki Main Square
FIA Action for Road Safety photo call: 14h30, Mikołajki Main Square
Autograph session: 14h40, Mikołajki Main Square
Ceremonial start: 15h00, Friday 21 September, Mikołajki Main Square
SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
Podium ceremony: 18h20, Mikołajki Main Square
Post-rally press conference: 19h00, Mikołajki Main Square