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ERC NEWSLETTER 2017-03 | 17 JANUARY 2017



ERC will love Rally di Roma Capitale, says Andreucci
Nine-time Italian rally champion Paolo Andreucci says that the FIA European Rally Championship drivers will all love Rally di Roma Capitale, which will make its ERC debut this year on 15-17 September. “It’s a classic Italian asphalt rally, which I am sure everyone is going to love,” said the Peugeot Italia driver. “The roads are medium-fast, with lots of corners. There’s actually a bit of everything: some stages that are mostly hairpins and other stages that are a lot quicker. It’s the sort of rally where you have to find a rhythm quite quickly and really drive the car.” As well as the stages, Andreucci is convinced that the ERC will benefit from the unique atmosphere and location of the event. “It’s a show as much as a rally: the start ceremony and the sections through the middle of Rome mean that you get a really good media return. In just a short space of time, the organisers have created a unique event, which will be a fantastic addition to the ERC.”



New event signals Circuit of Ireland's ERC comeback push

Event Director Bobby Willis wants to return the Circuit of Ireland Rally to the FIA European Rally Championship calendar in 2018 – and his come up with an innovative comeback plan.

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Winter cheers for ERC stars 

Several drivers with FIA European Rally Championship experience were on top form as the rallying season gathered momentum at the weekend.

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Larsen plots future ERC title challenge

Frank Tore Larsen is thinking long term when it comes to his rallying. The talented Norwegian is embarking on a major domestic title assault in 2017 with a view of eventually challenging for the FIA European Rally Championship.

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Six of the best is best for ERC

Drivers chasing success in the FIA European Rally Championship’s ERC1, ERC2 and ERC3 categories will count their best six scores from a possible eight in 2017.

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"Amazing" ERC co-driver Panseri takes Dakar top 10

FIA European Rally Championship event-winning co-driver Xavier Panseri was described as “amazing” after he guided Mohamed Abu Issa to P10 on the demanding Dakar Rally in South America recently.

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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 (pictured)
15-17 September: Rally di Roma Capitale
6-8 October: Rally Liepāja




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