Latvia set for big erc party
Rally Liepāja boss Raimonds Strokšs is braced for a big celebration when the FIA European Rally Championship visits Latvia for a fifth time later this year. The popular high-speed gravel rally has the honour of hosting the season-closing round from 6-8 October, and with drivers counting their best six scores from a possible eight in 2017, it’s highly likely the winner of the overall ERC crown, plus the ERC2, ERC3, ERC Junior U27 and ERC Junior U28 titles won’t be known until the finish in Liepāja on Latvia’s Baltic coast. “I am very happy that Latvia is one of just three countries which has hosted a FIA European Rally Championship round each year since Eurosport Events took over [for 2013],” said Strokšs. “With two events less than last year every round will be even more important and possibly have more crews competing. Rally Liepāja will be on the back end of the championship calendar, adding a bit of intrigue to the results, as we could determine the European champions right here in Latvia.”
Big boost for former ERC Junior champion bergkvist
The FIA ERC Junior Championship’s position as the ultimate training ground for future stars of world rallying has once again been highlighted with confirmation of former champion Emil Bergkvist landing a WRC2 drive and testing opportunities with Citroën in 2017.
It's ERC for me, says Zlín chief regner
Miroslav Regner says the ERC’s focus on privateers was key to his rally extending its long-term agreement with championship promoter Eurosport Events until at least 2018.
Surviving the ERC's off-season. By Aleks Zawada
In the first in a new series of behind-the-scenes articles by FIA ERC Junior U27 Championship hopeful Aleks Zawada, he discusses his preparations for the year ahead.
ERC event-winning Fabia R5 turns 100
FIA European Rally Championship event-winning make ŠKODA has reached a significant milestone by completing Fabia R5 number 100 for a customer in The Netherlands.
Remembering when... Kajto claimed ERC glory in the Austrian snow
Kajetan Kajetanowicz made the perfect start to his title-winning FIA European Rally Championship season with victory on the snow of Austria’s Internationale Jännerrallye powered by GaGa Energy (6 January 2015).
2017 ERC CALENDAR
30 March-1 April: Azores Airlines Rallye
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