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Round nine of 12 preview
There’s no rest in the FIA European Rally Championship. Less than a fortnight after title leader Jan Kopecký stormed to glory in the Czech Republic to signal the start of ERC Super September, there will be more serious competition ahead when Poland hosts round nine live on Eurosport.
International Jännerrallye (Austria), 3-5 January
New-look ERC set for opening-round winter thriller in Austria. The new-look FIA European Rally Championship is set for lift-off in Austria next month when the 30th running of the International Jännerrallye opens the 2013 ERC schedule from 3-5 January.
Eurosport has confirmed its programming for the International Jännerrallye, round one of the new-look 2013 FIA European Rally Championship.
As Turkey’s hopes fade, it looks increasingly possible that Austria will return to the F1 calendar in 2013.
This week, at Bernie Ecclestone’s request, the FIA reserved a date for an unidentified additional European race next year. Istanbul Park’s new operator Vural Ak then announced he had reached an agreement “in principle” with the F1 chief executive, pending the Turkish government’s support.
Next year’s FIA European Rally Championship will get off to a spectacular start if the stages of the Jännerrallye are anything to go by.
Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that if Coca-Cola enters formula one as a sponsor, it would do so with one of its ‘energy drink’ brands.
It was reported earlier this year that Coke, arguably the most recognised brand name on earth, could be eyeing F1. Sources had told the business journalist Christian Sylt that McLaren could ultimately win the deal, replacing the British team’s flagging title backer Vodafone. Asked about the rumours, Ecclestone told Eurosport: “The president of Coca-Cola is a very good friend of mine but the head of marketing has always said he didn’t think formula one was good for them.”
2013 FIA European Rally Championship
Since the last FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting on 28 September when it was confirmed as the promoter of the FIA European Rally Championship under a 10-year agreement, Eurosport Events has met organisers of rallies on the existing ERC and Intercontinental Rally Challenge schedules to submit to the FIA Rally Commission on 31 October its first new-look ERC 2013 draft calendar.