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ERC NEWSLETTER 2017-11 | 19 MARCH 2017



TOTAL TEAMWORK: REVAMPED ERC TEAMS' CHAMPIONSHIP IS GO!

Teamwork will come to the fore in the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship when the battle for the all-new ERC title for teams kicks off on the Azores Airlines Rallye later this month. Rather than separate titles in ERC1, ERC2 and ERC3 as was the case previously, for the first time in ERC history there will now be one trophy up for grabs for all competing teams. Each outfit will nominate a maximum of three cars from ERC-registered drivers, in either four- or two-wheel drive configuration or a combination of both, to score points on each event. The results of the two highest-placed cars from a team will count, with teams tallying their best six scores from a possible eight. Click for full story.




LUKYANUK RETURNS TO FIGHT FOR ERC GLORY

Alexey Lukyanuk has vowed to “fight” to become the first Russian to win the FIA European Rally Championship after deciding to focus on the ERC instead of a WRC2 campaign. Click for full story.




CASTROL FORD TEAM TURKEY CONFIRMS MAJOR ERC BID

The FIA European Rally Championship has attracted its latest high-profile entrant with confirmation of Castrol Ford Team Turkey’s major campaign for 2017, announced via a live stream from its base in Istanbul this evening. Click for full story.




MOFFETT ANNOUNCES ERC JUNIOR U28 PRIZE PUSH

Josh Moffett has chosen the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship to help him achieve his aim of competing in the World Rally Championship in the future. Click for full story.




INSPIRED BY LUKYANUK, REMENNIK STEPS UP TO ERC

National champion Sergey Remennik will step up to the FIA European Rally Championship in 2016 having been inspired to do so by compatriot and driving coach Alexey Lukyanuk. Click for full story.




ALL-NEW LAGOA STAGE GOES LIVE FOR ERC OPENER

The 2017 FIA European Rally Championship will kick off with a live television spectacular on 30 March. Following recent confirmation of a live streaming package to include coverage of the City Show and Grupo Marques superspecial as they happen, Azores Airlines Rallye organisers have confirmed the event-opening Lagoa Stage will be broadcast live on the event’s YouTube channel. Click for full story.




FIA AND JCDECAUX LAUNCH #3500LIVES

Jean Todt, the President of the FIA European Rally Championship’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, and the Chairman of the Executive Board and Co-CEO of JCDecaux, Jean-Charles Decaux, were in Paris recently to launch the first worldwide outdoor campaign on road safety. Click for full story.




ERC CALENDAR 2017

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




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