ERC NEWSLETTER 2016-07 | 23 May 2016

ERC JUNIOR: THE PERFECT PLACE TO LEARN

Pirelli’s rally activity manager Terenzio Testoni has pledged to put in place a comprehensive tyre training programme for ERC Junior drivers before the start of each round, with a session held on round one in Ireland, and another scheduled for the Azores, where the championship resumes next week. “ERC Junior is a fantastic place to learn,” said Testoni, who oversees the exclusive tyre supply from Pirelli for the series. “Our philosophy within Pirelli is very much about giving young drivers the opportunity to progress in the sport. By competing in ERC Junior, not only do the drivers experience intense competition, but they also receive a proper training programme about all the other aspects of rallying. We’re going to make another tyre training session in the Azores and of course we are here to help drivers with everything they need to know on all the rounds.” Testoni’s pre-rally workshops are focussed on teaching the Junior drivers how to get the best out of their tyres: a key benefit of the ERC Junior series.

PORTUGAL’S BEST REGISTER FOR THE ERC AHEAD OF THE AZORES 

The best rally drivers in Portugal have registered for the FIA European Rally Championship ahead of their ‘home’ round of the series, the Azores Airlines Rallye. http://www.fiaerc.com/portugals-best-register-for-the-erc-ahead-of-the-azores/

ERC CHAMPION KAJETANOWICZ TO MAKE WRC DEBUT

Reigning FIA European rally champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz will make his World Rally Championship debut on his home Rally Poland from 30 June to 3 July. http://www.fiaerc.com/erc-champion-kajetanowicz-to-make-wrc-debut/

FIRST ENTRIES IN FOR ERC’S YPRES RALLY

The entry list for round five of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, the Kenotek Ypres Rally, is building ahead of the Belgian asphalt classic on 23-25 June. http://www.fiaerc.com/first-entries-in-for-ercs-ypres-rally/ 

ERC JUNIOR ACE INGRAM WINS ON HIS GERMAN DEBUT

Chris Ingram scored a class win on his first ever rally in Germany as he gained more experience in the factory-backed Opel he’s campaigning in the FIA European Rally Championship. http://www.fiaerc.com/erc-junior-ace-ingram-wins-on-his-german-debut/

ENTRIES OPEN FOR ERC auto24 RALLY ESTONIA

Entries have opened for round six of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, the auto24 Rally Estonia. http://www.fiaerc.com/entries-open-for-erc-auto24-rally-estonia/

UPCOMING ERC EVENTS

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

MORE INFORMATION

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