Tag Archive: ERC

Nov 10

ERC-bound Citroën set for first rally

Recently-crowned national champion Yoann Bonato will drive the Citroën C3 R5 

ERC-bound Citroën set for first rallyThe car that Citroën hopes will bring it on-stage success from 2018 gets its first public airing on Rallye du Var in France later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Gryazin, Ingram the big ERC winners in Latvia (updated)

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 8 of 8

Nikolay Gryazin and Chris Ingram were the big winners when the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship concluded on Rally Liepāja today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Provisional ERC title success for Érdi Jr, Ingram

Rally Liepāja

Breaking news: Provisional ERC title success for Érdi Jr, IngramTibor Érdi Jr and Chris Ingram are the provisional winners of the FIA ERC2 Championship and FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship respectively* following their respective performances on Rally Liepāja. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

Midday report: Lukyanuk edges flying ERC youngsters

Lukyanuk was fastest on stages two and three in Latvia

Midday report: Lukyanuk edges flying ERC youngstersAlexey Lukyanuk leads youngsters Nikolay Gryazin and Kalle Rovanperä in a close battle for victory on Rally Liepāja at the midday halt on leg one of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship season closer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 04

Forsström, Sesks to build experience in ERC Junior

Young duo sign up for ERC Junior Under 27 return

High-speed Rally Liepāja stages await promising pair. Sesks: “ERC Junior Experience has helped me a lot”. The appeal of the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship to drivers aiming to build their knowledge of international events in a highly competitive environment has been underlined with the addition of Alex Forsström and Mārtiņš Sesks to the entry for this week’s Rally Liepāja season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 03

Castrol Ford Team Turkey goes all-out for ERC glory

Istanbul-based squad in three-way battle for prestigious FIA title

Castrol Ford Team Turkey has altered its line-up for Rally Liepāja as it goes all-out to win the FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, which has been streamlined for this season with one trophy up for grabs rather than separate titles in ERC1, ERC2 and ERC3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 29

Teen sensation Rovanperä chooses ERC for international rally debut

The ‘Max Verstappen of rallying’ gets M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 for Rally Liepāja

Highly-rated teenager Kalle Rovanperä has chosen the FIA European Rally Championship season-closing Rally Liepāja for his international event debut. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

Midday report: Kajetanowicz edges close ERC battle

“We repaired [the brakes] before the second stage, now we have a little too soft tyres” –  Kajetanowicz 

Midday report: Kajetanowicz edges close ERC battleKajetan Kajetanowicz leads Rally di Roma Capitale by 3.3s at the mid-leg halt in a thrilling battle for victory on the penultimate event of the FIA European Rally Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

ERC TV audiences increase by 45%

First four rounds of 2017 deliver huge viewer number rise

Cumulative audiences for four-event period up from 30,156,000 in 2016 to 43,585,000 in 2017. Fans in 88 markets tune in to all-action ERC coverage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 05

ERC stars ready new Citroën for action

Past ERC stars Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre will be at the wheel of the C3 R5

ERC stars ready new Citroën for actionThe car Citroën hopes can bring it success in the FIA European Rally Championship is being put through its paces during initial testing this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 25

ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlín pre-event press conference

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 6 of 8

Barum Czech Rally Zlín, 25-27 August. Present: Miroslav Regner, Clerk of the Course, Barum Czech Rally Zlín, Libor Láznička, Managing Director, Continental Barum, Bryan Bouffier, Gemini Clinic Rally Team, Jan Kopecký, ŠKODA Motorsport, Alexey Lukyanuk, Russian Performance Motorsport, Filip Mareš, ACCR Czech Team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Like brother, like brother: Julian Wagner commits to ERC Junior

Austrian chooses ERC Junior Under 27 to gain international experience

Julian Wagner will follow in the wheel tracks of his older brother Simon when he steps up from national to international level by contesting the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 15

A massive 37 R5 cars are entered for next week’s Barum Czech Rally Zlín, round six of the FIA European Rally Championship

Massive 37-car R5 contingent for ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlín

Massive 37-car R5 contingent for ERC Barum Czech Rally ZlínA season-record 37 R5 cars are entered for next week’s Barum Czech Rally Zlín, round six of the FIA European Rally Championship.
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Aug 05

Bouffier wins, Kajetanowicz takes ERC title lead at home

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 5 of 8

ERC Bryan BouffierKajetan Kajetanowicz’s bid to become the first driver to win the FIA European Rally Championship three years running is alive after he moved into the title lead with second place on his home event, Rally Rzeszow, as Bryan Bouffier made it five winners from five ERC rounds with his record-extending fifth victory on the high-speed asphalt counter in southeast Poland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 02

Klausz plots more progress with ERC Junior bid

Twenty-one-year-old returns on Rally Rzeszow

Hungarian hopeful plans to build on experience gained. Klausz: “ERC is a really good championship”. Kristóf Klausz is returning to FIA ERC Junior action on Rally Rzeszow this week (3-5 August) because of the strong competition he’ll face and the clear career progression on offer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

ERC aces past and present prove their talent on Rally Finland

Former champions Lappi and Hänninen first and third on world championship counter

Esapekka Lappi photo by Neste Rally Finland-jpgLeading ERC Junior Under 27 contender Huttunen wins WRC2 support category. ERC event winner Breen impresses for factory Citroën team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

ERC event preview: Rally Rzeszow

A record 23 top-of-the-range R5 cars are registered for the international section of Rally Rzeszow

ERC event preview: Rally RzeszowJust three points separate Marijan Griebel and Pepe López as the inaugural FIA ERC Under 28 Championship for young hopefuls in R5 cars reaches the halfway point on Rally Rzeszow next week (3-5 August).

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Jul 19

TMG back to ERC with triple champion Rossetti

TMG-run GT86 CS-R3 for three-time European champion

TMG back to ERC with triple champion RossettiLuca Rossetti, winner of the coveted ERC title three times, is entered on Rally Rzeszow in Poland from 3-5 August when he will be a contender for ERC3 class honours in his TMG-run car.Italian ace tries out car upgrades on Rally Rzeszow. Botarrelli also in action in Motorsport Italia entry. TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH will use the FIA European Rally Championship to showcase its uprated GT86 CS-R3 to potential customers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

Østberg braced for high-level competition on ERC return

World championship star provides benchmark for ERC Junior talent

Rally Rzeszow outing ideal preparation for upcoming Tarmac global rounds. Østberg: “ERC a good platform to big-up young talent”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 10

ACI Team Italia to back three young talents in ERC

Bottarelli, Canzian and Pisani get one-off drives on upcoming Tarmac rounds

ACI Team Italia to back three young talents in ERCMotorsport Italia Toyota GT86 CS-R3 provided for exciting initiative. ACI becomes fifth national federation to support programme in ERC 2017. The Automobile Club d’Italia, in partnership with the Motorsport Italia team, has become the latest national federation to invest in an FIA European Rally Championship campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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