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29 MARCH 2017

ERC NEWSLETTER 2017-12 | 29 MARCH 2017



ERC 2017 IS GO!

The 2017 FIA European Rally Championship fires up on the Azores Airlines Rallye tomorrow (30 March) with defending champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz gunning for a history-making third consecutive crown. Twenty-eight R5 cars are entered with 19 drivers competing across the ERC Junior Championship’s two categories. Sixteen spectacular mainly gravel stages lie in wait over a competitive distance of 210.20 kilometres. The action gets underway with the Qualifying Stage at 10h03 local time tomorrow (Thursday). The opening new Lagoa Stage begins at 15h21 streamed live.




BACK TO WHERE IT ALMOST BEGAN FOR ERC ROOKIE SUAREZ

José Suárez, who is mounting his first FIA European Rally Championship campaign as part of the Peugeot Rally Academy, is no stranger to the challenging and spectacular nature of the Azores Airlines Rallye. Click for full story.




DETERMINED BROZ OUT TO PROVE HIMSELF IN ERC

Dominik Brož has proved he’s willing to go the extra kilometre – several thousand in fact – to give himself the best possible chance of FIA ERC Junior U27 Championship success. Click for full story.




LUKYANUK VOWS TO FIGHT FOR ERC TITLE TRIUMPH

FIA European Rally Championship title contender Alexey Lukyanuk says he will give as good as he gets in the battle to become 2017 ERC champion. Click for full story




BOTKA AND TLUSTAK JOIN FORCES FOR ERC TEAMS' CHAMPIONSHIP

ERC regulars Dávid Botka and Antonín Tlusťák have joined forces to chase success in the revamped FIA European Rally Championship for Teams this season. Click for full story




ACCR CZECH TEAM LAUNCHES ERC CAMPAIGN IN PRAGUE

The FIA European Rally Championship-bound ACCR Czech Team was unofficially unveiled to the Czech media during a press conference in the capital Prague. Click for full story




SPANISH MOTORSPORT FEDERATION JOINS FORCES WITH ERC

The winner of the recently announced Spanish junior championship, Beca Junior R2, will be handed a prize drive in next season’s FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship as part of a major initiative from the country’s motorsport federation, RFEDA, and a new alliance with ERC promoter Eurosport Events. Click for full story




PEUGEOT UK APPOINTS ERC LADIES CHAMPION AS BRAND AMBASSADOR

Catie Munnings, who will begin her FIA ERC Junior U27 Championship bid on this week’s Azores Airlines Rallye, has been announced as Peugeot UK’s latest brand ambassador. Click for full story




EVENT PREVIEW: ERC AZORES AIRLINES RALLYE

Six months after Cyprus hosted the spectacular 2016 ERC finale, the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship gets underway on the Azores Airlines Rallye this week (30 March-1 April). Here’s everything you need to know. 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
15-17 September: Rally di Roma Capitale (pictured)
6-8 October: Rally Liepāja

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