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Registrations open for 2018 FIA ERC

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:00

Drivers planning to contest the FIA European Rally Championship in 2018 can register to do so following the opening of registrations at the FIA.

In order to provide ERC competitors with the most cost-effective international platform in rallying, registration fees have been reduced considerably for 2018 as follows:

ERC1: €2000 (33% reduction from 2017)
ERC2: €1000 (50% reduction from 2017)
ERC3: €500 (50% reduction from 2017)

For this season, only registered drivers can score points making registration essential for those aiming to chase honours in the ERC1, ERC2 and ERC3 categories. And by registering, drivers will take advantage of several additional benefits, including:

*Priority status and eligibility to score championship points
*Entry into Free Practice and Qualifying Stage
*Start order priority for opening leg of each event
*Team allocated preferential area in service park with facilities
*All-season passes and full documentation package
*Promotion through the ERC press office, social media channels, website, TV production and live radio
*Access to photo and video library
*Invitation to end-of-season prize-giving ceremony

Registrations can be made online at: https://registrations.fia.com/registrationrly

ERC Junior Championship registrations
Drivers planning to contest the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship must first register with the FIA as an ERC1 driver and then register with the ERC promoter Eurosport Events. Drivers planning to contest the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship must first register with the FIA as an ERC3 driver and then register with Eurosport Events. The entry fee for ERC Junior Under 28 or ERC Junior Under 27 is €1000 payable to Eurosport Events.

For the first time, the ERC Junior U27 fee will include enrolment into ERC Junior Experience training sessions. More information and a registration form is available at: https://www.fiaerc.com/championship/

ERC calendar reminder
The 2018 ERC will be contested over eight events, three on asphalt and five on gravel. The season gets underway with the Azores Airlines Rallye from 22-24 March and concludes with Rally Liepāja in Latvia from 12-14 October.

ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlín calendar on sale

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:00

Fans of Barum Czech Rally Zlín, round six of the FIA European Rally Championship, can look back on last August’s all-Tarmac extravaganza by purchasing a stunning 2018 calendar.

Taking place from 24-26 August, the event attracts huge numbers of fans and drivers each year.

The calendar features 25 photos from last year’s event and is available in size 430x293mm. Click here for more information.

Image: Czechrally.com

Matton appointed FIA Rally Director

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:00

Yves Matton has been appointed FIA Rally Director and will take up his position at the Federation’s Geneva offices on 7 February. He replaces Jarmo Mahonen who retired at the end of 2017.

Belgian Matton will be responsible for the strategic vision of rallying and cross-country rallying at all levels, from grassroots to the highest level. He will also be responsible for the administration and regulatory management of the associated FIA championships and sporting commissions.

Reporting to the FIA General Secretary for Sport, Peter Bayer, Matton will be instrumental in liaising with all the sport’s stakeholders in order to optimise the attractiveness, efficiency and future sustainability of the discipline.

FIA President, Jean Todt, said: “Yves has a wealth of experience across many facets of rallying, which is important for its continued growth. He has great passion for the sport and his understanding of competition and management at independent and manufacturer levels will be a great asset to further securing the future development of our sport. I would also like to thank PSA Motorsport for making Yves’ transition to the FIA so seamless.”

Matton’s love of motorsport dates back to his childhood. Having followed rallies in Belgium for many years he began competing in 1986 before going on to establish a company specialising in car preparation and rental. He enjoyed stints at Kronos Racing and had two spells at Citroën in both rallying and circuit racing.

He said: “I must admit that I feel very honoured to take on this position at the FIA, the governing body of world motorsport. I have worked at various levels of the sport, including for one of the most successful manufacturers in history, but this is for me a real achievement in itself.”

The 2018 FIA European Rally Championship season begins with the Azores Airlines Rallye from 22-24 March.

Photo: Citroën Racing

Falcón recruits González, targets ERC Azores

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:00

Emma Falcón has recruited Edu González to co-drive her in 2018 when the Canary Islander is set to continue her FIA European Rally Championship adventure.

Falcón challenged for the ERC Ladies’ Trophy in 2017 with appearances on her home event, Rally Islas Canarias, plus Rally Rzeszow, Barum Czech Rally Zlín and Rally di Roma Capitale, but ultimately lost out on the crown to Tamara Molinaro from Italy.

The 27-year-old Falcón is set to compete in a Citroën DS3 R3 and hopes to start her campaign on the Azores Airlines Rallye from 22-24 March. She said: “The coming season has new things ahead but I’m very excited. I want a lot to be in the Azores for my first time.”

Rally Rzeszow, Barum Czech Rally Zlín and Rally di Roma Capitale marked Falcón’s first appearances away from Spanish soil.

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Kalendarz 2018

22-24 marca:

Azores Airlines Rallye (Portugalia)

03-05 maja:

Rally Islas Canarias (Hiszpania)

01-03 czerwca:

Acropolis Rally (Grecja)

15-17 czerwca:

Cyprus Rally (Cypr)

20-22 lipca:

Rally di Roma Capitale (Włochy)

24-26 sierpnia:

Barum Czech Rally Zlín (Czechy)

21-23 września:

Rajd Polski

12-14 października:

Rally Liepaja (Łotwa)