ERC NEWSLETTER 2017-07 | 15 FEBRUARY 2017

SUPERB ERC JUNIOR UNDER 28 LINE-UP TAKES SHAPE

The FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship is set for a thrilling maiden season with several leading lights announcing exciting plans for 2017. Young talents Nikolay Gryazin (pictured) and Ralfs Sirmacis will drive ŠKODA Fabia R5s for Sports Racing Technologies, while Pepe Lopez and José Suarez were announced as the Peugeot Rally Academy’s representatives in 208T16s on Monday. The inaugural champion will receive a one-off prize drive in a 2016-specificaiton World Rally Car on a European round of the world championship next year. Click for more on Peugeot Rally Academy’s ERC plans

ERC JUNIOR REMAINS OPEL’S TOP CHOICE FOR DEVELOPING YOUNG RALLY TALENTS

The importance of the role performed by the FIA ERC Junior Championship in developing future champions has been underlined by confirmation that Opel Motorsport will contest the series for a fourth straight season in 2017, entering a three-car line-up of rallying talents in the new ERC Junior Under 27 division for drivers in R2 cars on Pirelli tyres. Click for full story

PRINCE ALBERT VON THURN UND TAXIS CONFIRMS ERC CAMPAIGN

Germany’s Albert von Thurn und Taxis is the latest driver to choose the FIA European Rally Championship to build his knowledge and experience of the sport in 2017. Click for full story

ERC STARS TARGET CAPITAL GAINS ON RALLY ISLAS CANARIAS

Crews contesting this season’s FIA European Rally Championship will turn city slickers when Rally Islas Canarias stages the all-action series from 4-6 May. Click for full story

RESPECTED F1 JOURNALIST ROEBUCK RECALLS KUBICA’S MAIDEN ERC WIN

Robert Kubica’s sensational final-stage charge to win the FIA European Rally Championship-counting Jännerrallye in 2014 is the focus of a column by respected Formula One journalist Nigel Roebuck on Autosport.com. Click for full story

ERC JUNIOR CHAMPION JOINS CZECH HEROES AT FAN GATHERING

Marijan Griebel was a special guest as FIA European Rally Championship competitors met fans at an annual gathering near the city of Zlín, where Czech Republic’s ERC counter will take place in the summer. Click for full story

REMINDER: TAILOR-MADE VIDEO FOR EARLY ERC JUNIORS

The first 10 drivers to register for the FIA ERC Junior U27 and FIA ERC Junior U28 championships will receive a personalised promotional video clip for their use on social media channels and selected websites. Click for full story

ERC CALENDAR 2017

30 March-1 April: Azores Airlines Rallye
4-6 May: Rally Islas Canarias (pictured)
2-4 June: SEAJETS 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

MORE INFORMATION

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Drivers/teams: Jean-Baptiste_Ley@discovery.com

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