ERC NEWSLETTER 2016-24 | 24 OCTOBER 2016

why Huttunen can continue erc junior success for Opel and ADAC

Opel and the ADAC believe Jari Huttunen has what it takes to continue their success in the FIA ERC Junior Championship in 2017. The 22-year-old from Finland was selected after dominating the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup in Germany this season, following in the footsteps of Julius Tannert, Emil Bergkvist and Marijan Griebel. The full Opel line-up for 2017 will be announced soon. Opel motorsport director Jörg Schrott said: “Jari has convinced us in all aspects. He has clearly left his mark in the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup, is still very young, already very fast and willing to learn. We are convinced that we have found the right young driver for our ambitious goals in the ERC Junior Championship.” ADAC Sport President Hermann Tomczyk added: “The ERC Junior titles won by Emil Bergkvist and Marijan Griebel in the past two years underline the strength of the joint promotional concept of ADAC and Opel. I would be delighted if Jari Huttunen succeeded in continuing this success story. He has the talent for it.”

The #FIAERC 2016 movie released

The FIA European Rally Championship has released the ultimate road movie: a short compilation clip of some of the best moments of the season, captured by Eurosport Events’ talented camera operators from each of the 10 rounds across Europe.​

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Griebel to “work really, really hard” for ERC return 

Marijan Griebel has vowed to “work really, really hard” to secure the budget for a full campaign in next season’s FIA European Rally Championship ERC1 division.

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Dream comes true for former ERC champion Hänninen

Juho Hänninen, who won the FIA European Rally Championship in 2012, has landed a dream drive for next season’s world championship, signing a one-year deal with Toyota’s returning factory team.

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How Lukyanuk struck rich in the ERC

Alexey Lukyanuk not only became a double winner in this season’s FIA European Rally Championship with victory on the CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally, the Russian also scooped a whopping 32,000 euros in prize money.

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Calling all ERC fans and community members: Barum Czech Rally Zlín wants your feedback

Barum Czech Rally Zlín organisers are working on plans to make their FIA European Rally Championship better than ever in 2017. And they need your help.

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