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16 MAY 2016

ERC NEWSLETTER 2016-06 | 16 May 2016



THE ERC IN THE AZORES: "RALLYING IN A NUTSHELL"

The defending FIA European Rally Champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz is preparing for the Azores Airlines Rallye (2-4 June) - an event he's described as "rallying in a nutshell". The rally takes place on spectacular roads on São Miguel Island and is known for its spectacular scenery, narrow stages and unpredictable weather, creating a tough challenge for the competitors and a thrilling spectacle for fans. "I have an affection for many rallies, but I miss driving in the Azores, not just once I've come back to to Poland, but as soon as we cross the finish ramp," said Kajetanowicz. "If you want to see this sport in a nutshell and learn as much as possible during a single rally, you should visit or compete in the Azores." He added: "Together with other competitors we create a spectacular advertisement of the sport which I love so much." 




ERC AZORES AIRLINES RALLYE TO BE PRESENTED ONLINE

The next round of the FIA European Rally Championship, the Azores Airlines Rallye, will be presented on Tuesday (17 May) – and fans will be able to watch live on YouTube. http://www.fiaerc.com/erc-azores-rallye-to-be-presented-online/




M-SPORT THROWS RØKLAND AN ERC JUNIOR LIFELINE

ERC Junior contender Steve Røkland will have a new car on the next round of the series – thanks to M-Sport. http://www.fiaerc.com/m-sport-throws-rokland-an-erc-junior-lifeline/ 




REMEMBERING WHEN... ANOTHER 21-YEAR-OLD WON ON HIS ERC ŠKODA DEBUT 

Ralfs Sirmacis’ victory on the SEAJETS Acropolis Rally wasn’t the first time a 21-year-old claimed victory on the FIA European Rally Championship on their first appearance in a ŠKODA Fabia. http://www.fiaerc.com/remembering-when-another-21-year-old-won-on-his-erc-skoda-debut/




HYUNDAI i20 R5 - DESTINED FOR ERC?

The all-new Hyundai i20 R5, which will be homologated in summer and become eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship, has completed eight days of testing in just two weeks in Italy. http://www.fiaerc.com/hyundai-i20-r5-destined-for-erc/




BOSTANCI'S TEAM EYES ERC JUNIOR EXPANSION

The team behind Murat Bostanci’s ERC3 win on the latest round of the FIA European Rally Championship could expand into the ERC Junior Championship next season. http://www.fiaerc.com/bostancis-team-eyes-erc-junior-expansion/




UPCOMING ERC EVENTS

Azores Airlines Rallye, 2-4 June 2016:
http://media.fiaerc.com/rallies/sata-rallye-acores-2-4-june-portugal/




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