77th Rally Poland in the Provisional 2021 FIA ERC Calendar

(12.11.2020)  77th Rally Poland to be run in 2021, in which the centenary of this national classic falls has been included in the provisional FIA European Rally Championship next year calendar consisting of eight rounds.

Budget saving is at the heart of the provisional 2021 FIA ERC schedule, with the inclusion of two back-to-back events part of continued efforts to reduce the cost of competing.

Approved during the recent online meeting of FIA Rally Commission members, the schedule from ERC promoter Eurosport Events will now go to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for final ratification when it gathers next month.

The provisional calendar consists of eight events with four on asphalt and four on gravel. Three ‘spare’ rallies have been nominated should any of the eight rounds be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In order to reduce logistical expenditure 77th Rally Poland to be held between 18 – 20 of June 2021 in Mikołajki and Rally Liepāja are set to make up grouped event configuration. Secure parking facility will be arranged ahead of the journey north from Poland to Latvia one week later.

The gravel-based Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras and 55th Azores Rallye are set to form the 2021 FIA ERC’s first grouped event configuration. Following the completion of the Fafe event on March 14, a secure parking facility for the storage of rally cars, transporters, trailers and any support vehicles will be arranged ahead of the freight vessel departing for São Miguel island in the Azores on March 19.

Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras is a new addition to the FIA ERC calendar for 2021. Using spectacular gravel stages in an area synonymous with rallying, event organisers have been long-term suitors of the FIA ERC. While the event will be based in Fafe, it will not include any of the Tarmac stages used on Rally Fafe Montelongo last month.

It is hoped the storage provisions will remove the requirement for teams to return to their respective bases unnecessarily with part of the journey to transport vehicles to the next rally effectively completed with no additional cost.

The number of FIA ERC island events is set at two with boat transportation and a set number of flight tickets provided free of charge.

FIA ERC Junior drivers will once again count their four best results from six rallies with more calendar details provided at a later date.

 

Provisional 2021 FIA European Rally Championship calendar
Round 1: Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras (Portugal, gravel), March 12-14, 2021
Round 2: 55th Azores Rallye (Gravel), March 25-27, 2021
Round 3: Rally Islas Canarias (Asphalt), May 6-8, 2021
Round 4: 77th Rally Poland (Gravel), June 18-20, 2021
Round 5: Rally Liepāja (Latvia, gravel), July 1-3, 2021
Round 6: Rally di Roma Capitale (Italy, asphalt), July 23-25, 2021
Round 7: 50th Barum Czech Rally Zlín (Asphalt), August 27-29, 2021
Round 8: Rally Hungary (Asphalt), October 22-24, 2021

Spare events:
Rallye Sanremo (Italy, asphalt)
Cyprus Rally (Gravel)
Spa Rally (Belgium asphalt)
 





 



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PZM 76th Rally Poland - Newsfeed LEG 2

PZM 76th Rally Poland - Leg 2

2020 Calendar

24-26.07.

Rally di Roma Capitale (Italy)

14-16.08.

Rally Liepaja (Latvia)

02-04.10.

Rally Fafe Montelongo (Portugal)

06-08.11.

Rally Hungary

26-28.11.

Rally Islas Canarias (Spain)

11-13.12.

Spa Rally (Belgium)