ERC NEWSLETTER 05-18

ERC WELCOMES OSCARO AS AN OFFICIAL SERIES PARTNER
Eurosport Events, promoter of the FIA European Rally Championship, is very pleased to announce an exciting partnership with OSCARO, the world’s leading online retailer of original automotive spare parts. Under the terms of the two-year agreement, signed ahead of the upcoming 2018 ERC season, OSCARO will become an Official Series Partner of the ERC, which takes place over eight events across Europe from March to October. Click here for full story.

CO-DRIVE OF A LIFETIME AWAITS ERC FACEBOOK COMPETITION WINNER
One lucky fan will get a co-drive of a lifetime ahead of the opening round of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship. A competition on the ERC’s Facebook page is offering an exclusive opportunity to accompany a leading ERC driver on the City Show, the demonstration stage held on the eve of the Azores Airlines Rallye (21 March) through the streets of host city Ponta Delgada. Click here for full story and follow for more information.

ERC RECORD-BREAKERS KAJETANOWICZ, BARAN ANNOUNCE END OF ERA
One of rallying’s most successful partnerships has completed its final stage with news that Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Jarek Baran will no longer compete together. Team-mates since 2009, four-time Polish champions and FIA European Rally Championship record-breakers, the ace Poles announced earlier today that their run to victory on Rajd Barbórka last December would be their last event side by side. Click here for full story.

NEW CAR, NEW CO-DRIVER AS MELEGARI CONFIRMS ERC RETURN
Zelindo Melegari had so much fun competing in last season’s FIA European Rally Championship that he’s returning for more of the same in 2018. Only this time with a new car and co-driver. Italian Melegari, who finished runner-up to Tibor Érdi Jr in last season’s ERC2 standings, will switch to a Prodrive-built Subaru Impreza N14 and has recruited the experienced Stefano Guerra from San Marino to co-drive his WAR Racing-prepared entry run under the Movisport banner. Click here for full story.

FANS VOTE ZLÍN ERC RALLY BEST CZECH EVENT
Barum Czech Rally Zlín has been voted the Zlatý Volant’s Motorsport Event of the Year following an online fan poll. A long-term fixture on the FIA European Rally Championship calendar, the famous all-Tarmac event topped a new award at the annual Golden Wheel ceremony in Czech Republic. Barum Czech Rally Zlín beat Brno’s prestigious MotoGP round, the Czech Truck Prix at Most and the famous Golden Helmet speedway event in Pardubice. Click here for full story.

GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR ERC CYPRUS RALLY ORGANISERS
The team behind the Cyprus Rally, a mainstay of the FIA European Rally Championship, has received a prestigious award for organising excellence. They were voted as the motorsport world governing body’s Best Team of Officials in 2017 for their highly professional work and dedication. Click here for full story.

Image guide (clockwise from top left): 1: ERC welcomes OSCARO as an Official Series Partner; 2: Co-drive of a lifetime awaits ERC Facebook competition winner; 3: ERC record-breakers Kajetanowicz (right) and Baran announce end of an era; 4: New car, new co-driver as Melegari confirms ERC return; 5: Fans vote Zlín ERC rally best Czech event; 6: Global recognition for ERC Cyprus Rally organisers

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