ERC SEASON 2016 is GO!
The 2016 FIA European Rally Championship bursts into life on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés this week (10-12 March). The all-asphalt event on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, which turns 40 this year, lists legends Gilles Panizzi and Carlos Sainz among its former winners and presents a big test for car and crew. Kajetan Kajetanowicz from Poland will begin the defence of his ERC title but will face a number of challengers including Russia’s Alexey Lukyanuk and, later on in the season, factory ŠKODA driver Jan Kopecký. Joining them in Gran Canaria is world championship star Mads Østberg, making his ERC debut, and local hero Luis Monzón, a podium finisher on this event in 2013. With 10 rounds on a variety of surfaces this season, and young champions of the future fighting it out for the coveted ERC Junior title, another spectacular year of action is in store with Eurosport broadcasting extensive highlights.