ERC NEWSLETTER 2016-08 | 30 May 2016

NORWAY’S LARSEN CAN’T WAIT TO EXPERIENCE THE AZORES ON ERC DEBUT

Promising Norwegian driver Frank Tore Larsen says he can’t wait to experience the Azores Airlines Rallye when he makes his FIA European Rally Championship debut this week. The 25-year-old has had his heart set on a foray into the ERC since the start of the year, and will make a long-awaited maiden appearance in a Ford Fiesta R5 on the spectacular island event. He said: “I’m really looking forward to making my ERC debut in the Azores, both because I think ERC is a great platform with good drivers and organisation, but also because the Azores is maybe the most beautiful rally in the world. I have seen it many times on television before and can’t wait to experience the stages myself.” The Azores Airlines Rallye gets underway on Thursday (2 June) with the Qualifying Stage followed by the first four special stages.

LOIX IS ERC’S NUMBER 90 

Registrations for the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship have reached 90 – with none other than Freddy Loix becoming the latest to sign up. 
http://www.fiaerc.com/loix-is-ercs-number-90/

NEW HYUNDAI R5 CHALLENGER TO MAKE PUBLIC DEBUT IN ERC

The brand new Hyundai i20 R5 will make its public debut as a course car on the FIA European Rally Championship’s Kenotek Ypres Rally on 23-25 June. 
http://www.fiaerc.com/new-hyundai-r5-challenger-to-make-public-debut-in-erc/

EVENT PREVIEW: MORE THRILLING ERC ACTION ANTICIPATED ON SPECTACULAR ISLAND RALLY

Another intense battle for victory in the FIA European Rally Championship is in store on round four of the 2016 season, the always-spectacular Azores Airlines Rallye. 
http://www.fiaerc.com/event-preview-more-thrilling-erc-action-anticipated-on-spectacular-island-rally/ 

BIRTHDAY BOY SIRMACIS HAS JUST ONE WISH FOR ERC AZORES

The FIA European Rally Championship’s latest winner Ralfs Sirmacis turned 22 on Sunday, and his sole wish for this week’s Azores Airlines Rallye is to triumph once more. 
http://www.fiaerc.com/birthday-boy-sirmacis-has-just-one-wish-for-erc-azores/

ERC CIRCUIT OF IRELAND WINS TOURISM AWARD VOTE

The Circuit of Ireland, a round of the FIA European Rally Championship, has received a top tourism award after winning an online vote. 
http://www.fiaerc.com/erc-circuit-of-ireland-wins-tourism-award-vote/

UPCOMING ERC EVENTS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Press enquiries: Anthony Peacock, media@fiaerc.com 
TV: Antonios Argyropoulos, antonios@discovery.com 
Drivers/teams: Jean-Baptiste_Ley@discovery.com

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