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ERC NEWSLETTER 2017-05 | 30 JANUARY 2017



Polish champion GrzyB picks ERC for next step

Polish champion Grzegorz Grzyb will follow in the footsteps of ERC title holder Kajetan Kajetanowicz by mounting an FIA European Rally Championship campaign in 2017 after capturing his overall domestic title for the first time last season. Grzyb, 40, is set to start his ERC programme on Rally Islas Canarias in early May in ERC1-specification R5 machinery having sampled a ŠKODA Fabia R5 and Ford Fiesta R5 in 2016. He will link up with new co-driver Przemyslaw Zawada, who has experience of European and world championship events. Grzyb is also a three-time winner of the Slovakian title and placed third on last season’s ERC-counting Rally Rzeszow. He follows Łukasz Habaj (2015), Wojciech Chuchała (2014) and Kajetanowicz (2010-2013) by stepping up to the ERC after winning the coveted Polish title.




Two steps to the WRC: ERC Junior

Drivers can compete in a World Rally Car in the FIA World Rally Championship within two years by signing up for the ultimate career progression opportunity.

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ERC Junior Gryazin impresses in Norway

FIA ERC Junior Championship graduate Nikolay Gryazin continued his impressive start to 2017 by finishing fifth overall on the KNA Rally Finnskog in Norway on Saturday.

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Remembering when... Kopecký was crowned ERC king of the island

Jan Kopecký had plenty of reason to celebrate in the Azores back in April 2013. His victory on the island of São Miguel was not only his third in a row in the FIA European Rally Championship, it was also his first major success on gravel.

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ERC Junior graduate Crugnola on the up

The FIA European Rally Championship’s key role of helping promising drivers climb to the top of the sport was underlined when ERC Junior graduate Andrea Crugnola scored category points on his world championship debut in a four-wheel-drive car on Rallye Monte-Carlo last week.

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Top recognition for Latvia ERC promoter

Organisers of Rally Liepāja, Latvia’s round of the FIA European Rally Championship, have been recognised for their work in organising the country’s World RX qualifier.

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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 (pictured)




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