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ERC NEWSLETTER 2016-30 | 12 DECEMBER 2016



SCATTOLON TARGETS NEXT STEP FOR MORE ERC IN 2017 

Italian driver Giacomo Scattolon, who finished runner-up in last year’s FIA ERC2 standings, is targeting the next step up in the top class of car. The 27-year-old from Voghera is homing in on an R5 drive for next year – and he’s looking to contest the all-new ERC Junior Under-28 in 2017, as a way of boosting his career. “We’re at a good point now in finding an R5 car for ERC,” he said, having used a Mitsubishi Lancer throughout 2016. “I have some good experience of the rallies and I’m hoping to put that to good use next season.” Scattolon, co-driven by Paolo Zanini, had a first taste of R5 equipment on the Monza Rally Show recently, when he took the wheel of a Ford Fiesta. He finished 52nd overall after a costly mistake on the final day, having run as high as fifth in the highly-competitive R5 category previously.




ERC STEALS THE WARSAW SHOW

Two-time FIA European Rally champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz took victory on Rally Barborka in Warsaw at the weekend. Here is ERC Junior event winner Aleks Zawada’s recap of the event.

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CAVIGIOLI PLANS ERC2 CAMPAIGN FOR 2017 

Italy’s Marco Cavigioli is planning a return to the FIA European Rally Championship, having been away from regular competition for a number of years due to work commitments.

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Germany's ERC young guns get renewed support

Up-and-coming German drivers Marijan Griebel and Julius Tannert will continue to have the support of the ADAC Stiftung Sport after their top performances in the FIA ERC Junior Championship this year.

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Season recap: Eleventh heaven for loix with closely-fought ERC win

Our look back at the 2016 ERC season continues with a record-extending triumph for Freddy Loix in Belgium...

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Season Recap: Sirmacis wins after late Lukyanuk drama in ERC

...and the moment Ralfs Sirmacis took his second ERC win in a dramatic conclusion in Estonia.

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2017 ERC CALENDAR

30 March-1 April: Azores Airlines Rallye
4-6 May: Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés
2-4 June: Acropolis Rally
16-18 June: Cyprus Rally
3-5 August: Rally Rzeszow
25-27 August: Barum Czech Rally Zlín
15-17 September: Rally di Roma Capitale
6-8 October: Rally Liepāja




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