ERC and Estonian Autosport Union join forces to offer career boost to young rallying talents

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2017

  • ERC and Estonian Autosport Union join forces to offer career boost to young rallying talents

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    FIA European Rally Championship promoter Eurosport Events has joined forces with the Estonian Autosport Union to help propel young rallying talents competing in the Estonian R2 Challenge on the road to the world championship. It is upping the current prize fund of 32,000 euros to more than 46,000 euros through the provision of several incentives […]

2016

  • Sirmacis seals home win in Latvia as Kajetanowicz defends title

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    Ralfs Sirmacis scored the third win of his sensational first season at the top level of the FIA European Rally Championship on home soil in Latvia as Kajetan Kajetanowicz clinched his second title. Sirmacis produced a stunning display on Rally Liepāja, which was being run as a pure gravel event for the first time. Finishing […]

  • Kopecký wins in Zlín as Lukyanuk pushes until the end

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    Jan Kopecký has won his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship, Barum Czech Rally Zlín, for the fifth time after a flat-out duel with Alexey Lukyanuk all the way until a dramatic final stage. The 2013 European champion Kopecký led after all but one of the 15 stages on the asphalt classic in […]

  • Kajetanowicz claims home victory in Poland

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    The reigning FIA European Rally Champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz has secured a spectacular first win of the 2016 season on home ground on Rally Rzeszow. The LOTOS Rally Team driver effectively led the Polish asphalt event – being run as part of the ERC for the first time – from start to finish in his Ford […]

  • Sirmacis wins after Lukyanuk late drama

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    Ralfs Sirmacis has become the first two-time winner in the FIA European Rally Championship in 2016 after Alexey Lukyanuk lost an event-long lead on the penultimate stage of auto24 Rally Estonia. Four wins from the first four stages on the final day had extended Lukyanuk’s lead to 28.2 seconds with two tests remaining, but it […]

  • Lightning Lukyanuk holds the lead

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    Alexey Lukyanuk continues to lead auto24 Rally Estonia at the end of the first full day of action on round six of the FIA European Rally Championship. The rapid Russian, driving a Ford Fiesta R5 on Pirelli tyres, won the short city stage in Tartu that opened the rally on Friday evening and remained the […]

  • auto24 Rally Estonia kicks off with Tartu city spectacular

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    Round six of the FIA European Rally Championship, auto24 Rally Estonia, has begun with a short but action-packed street stage in the city of Tartu, with Alexey Lukyanuk claiming an early lead. In front of large and enthusiastic crowds, Russian driver Lukyanuk completed the 1.33-kilometre auto24 Tartu city test in a time of 1m04.5s, 1.9 […]

  • Ingram to push for ERC Junior glory in Estonia

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    ERC Junior Championship leader Chris Ingram says he wants to push for wins over the remainder of the season, starting on this week’s auto24 Rally Estonia. A trio of second places from as many events has given Opel Rallye Junior Team driver Ingram a ‘comfortable’ start to the season, but he wants to move up […]

  • Ott Tänak starts in auto24 Rally Estonia Elva Super Special

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      This year’s auto24 Rally Estonia held on 15-17th of July will host like last year two Super Special Stage. On Friday in the streets of Tartu and on Saturday in Elva. Besides auto24 Rally Estonia participants two previous auto24 Rally Estonia winners will exclusively start to the city stages. In Elva it will be […]

  • ERC Rally Estonia preview: Flat-out battle in store between the ERC’s best

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    The top drivers in the FIA European Rally Championship are set to kick off the second half of the 2016 season by fighting for victory on the fast gravel roads of auto24 Rally Estonia next week (15-17 July). Russian ace Alexey Lukyanuk returns to the scene of his maiden ERC victory 12 months ago with […]

  • auto24 Rally Estonia – 75 crews from 21 countries

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    The second auto24 Rally Estonia press conference held on Thursday was focused on drivers. Besides that we introduced our official rally concerts in Tartu and Elva, both starting after the Super Special’s in the same city. In Tartu are performing Right Said Fred and East 17. In Elva Samantha Fox and Londonbeat. auto24 Rally Estonia […]

  • Latvian rising star Ralfs Sirmacis: “Our aim in Estonia is victory!“

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    auto24 Rally Estonia held on 15-17th of July in Tartu, Elva and on the roads of South-Estonia brings together TOP 3 drivers of FIA ERC overall standings. Latvians Ralfs Sirmacis-Arturs Šimins are holding third place after Kajetanowicz and Lukyanuk and this is their first season with R5 car. Last year were they overall runner-up in […]

  • Raul Jeets goes for the seasons’s best result in his home event

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    Raul Jeets and Andrus Toom are in the middle of their second season in FIA ERC series. The next round, auto24 Rally Estonia held on 15-17th of July in Tartu, Elva and on the roads of South-Estonia is for sure the most important for them. Last year was their result in auto24 Rally Estonia sixth. […]

  • Alexey Lukyanuk wants to defend last year’s auto24 Rally Estonia victory

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    auto24 Rally Estonia winners from last year Alexey Lukyanuk and Alexey Arnautov are the latest addition to entry list of this year’s FIA ERC event held on 15-17th of July in Tartu, Elva and on the roads of South-Estonia. Their goal is to fight for the highest place on the podium like last year. Lukyanuk-Arnautov […]

  • Eleventh heaven for Loix with closely-fought victory in Ypres

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    Freddy Loix won the Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally for a record-extending 11th time after a close battle with several other drivers on the classic FIA European Rally Championship event.  A fast start to the second leg in Belgium put MICHELIN-equipped ŠKODA Fabia R5 driver Loix into the lead on SS8 Kemmelberg 1 past […]

  • More thrilling ERC action anticipated on spectacular island rally

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    Another intense battle for victory in the FIA European Rally Championship is in store next week (2-4 June) on round four of the 2016 season, the always-spectacular Azores Airlines Rallye. The first three events produced three different winners in three different cars, with a thrilling fight for top spot lasting well into the final day […]

  • auto24 Rally Estonia Open welcomes WRC cars

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    auto24 Rally Estonia Open is a new competition for open class cars, run in 2 separate classifications: 2WD and 4WD. The rally will take place on the gravel roads of South-Estonia on 15-17 July, with the open class competitors driving the stages after Historic and European Rally Championship cars. The aim of the competition is […]

  • auto24 Rally Estonia 2016 entries are open

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    Supplementary Regulations for auto24 Rally Estonia 2016 have been published and entries are open for ERC and Historic competitors. The 6th round of FIA European Rally Championship, 4th round of FIA ERC Junior Championship and 7th round of FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship will be run on 15-17th of July in Tartu, Elva and Southern Estonia. Competitors […]

  • Sensational Sirmacis wins gruelling rally

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    Young Latvian Ralfs Sirmacis has secured an incredible win on the legendary SEAJETS Acropolis Rally on his first start at the top level of the FIA European Rally Championship. The 21-year-old was competing in his first rally in an R5-specification car after stepping up from the ERC Junior Championship, where he was runner-up in 2015. […]

  • ERC’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally returns to Central Greece for 2016

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    When the SEAJETS Acropolis Rally takes place next month as round three of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, it will return to Central Greece after a 10-year absence. The classic event will be based in Lamia – the capital of the Central Greece region – which last held the rally in 2005, when it […]

  • ERC Circuit of Ireland: Breen fends off Kajetanowicz

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    Craig Breen triumphed in a renewed rivalry with Kajetan Kajetanowicz to win the Circuit of Ireland for the second straight year upon his return to the FIA European Rally Championship. Leading ever since a sublime drive on the longest stage of the rally on SS3, Breen had over half a minute in hand at service […]

  • ERC Rally Islas Canarias: Lukyanuk beats Kajetanowicz

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    Alexey Lukyanuk won the opening round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship after defeating the defending champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz on the final day of Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés. The triumph in Gran Canaria is a second consecutive ERC win for Russian driver Lukyanuk and co-driver Alexey Arnautov – the third in total […]

  • Rally Liepāja to take place from September 16 to 18

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    FIA European Rally Championship round Rally Liepāja, which was planned for February but got cancelled due to uncharacteristically warm weather, has been moved to a new date, now set to take place from September 16 to 18. All fans who have already bought rally passes for Rally Liepāja should remember that these will be valid […]

  • ERC reveals a 30 per cent increase in TV audience

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    A cumulative audience of 318.9 million viewers watched the FIA European Rally Championship in 2015, a 30 per cent increase on the previous year, according to a report produced for ERC promoter Eurosport Events by global sports research consultancy Repucom. The report also shows that there were 1081 hours of dedicated broadcasts for the ERC […]

  • European Rally Champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz to begin his title defense in Rally Liepāja

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    Rally Liepāja, the opening round of the sixty-fourth FIA European Rally Championship season, will have entries from seventeen European countries and one from South America – Paraguay. Latvia will be represented by eight crews, including the 2015 ERC Junior class runner-up Ralfs Sirmacis, who will be driving a Škoda Fabia R5. The winter event will […]

  • The champ is back! Kajetanowicz to defend ERC crown

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    Kajetan Kajetanowicz will defend his FIA European Rally Championship crown in 2016. The ace Pole and co-driver Jarek Baran will continue in the same car they used to win the title last year, a LOTOS Rally Team-run Ford Fiesta R5. Kajetanowicz, nicknamed Kajto, will get to compete on a home round in the ERC this […]

  • Six-figure prize money package confirmed for 2016 ERC

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    One of the biggest prize funds in international rallying has been confirmed for the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship ahead of the opening round in Latvia on 5-7 February. ERC promoter Eurosport Events, in conjunction with various partners and stakeholders, will continue to offer financial rewards totalling 200,000 Euros for ERC registered drivers this season, […]

  • Spectacular city stage to round out ERC Rally Liepāja

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    Round one of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship will culminate in a stage around the host city Liepāja. The 13th and final stage of Rally Liepāja is named Great Amber after the brand new concert hall in the Latvian city that will be the centrepiece of the spectacular conclusion to the ice and snow […]

2015

  • ERC Rally Estonia will be rocking in 2016

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    The FIA European Rally Championship will come alive to the beat of pop music at auto24 Rally Estonia in 2016. Event organisers have arranged for British group Right Said Fred to play on the opening night of the rally. Right Said Fred have sold 20 million albums worldwide and have enjoyed number one hits in […]

  • Calendar tweaks for 2016 ERC

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    The dates of three rounds of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship have been adjusted following the publication of the provisional calendar earlier this month. Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés will begin one day earlier than originally planned with the event now set to run from 10-12 March, while Rally Rzeszów is due to […]

  • Rally passes to FIA ERC opening event Rally Liepāja now available

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    Starting today, rally passes to the FIA European Rally Championship and Latvian Rally Championship winter event Rally Liepāja are available in select locations in Liepāja, Kuldīga, Saldus, Talsi and Rīga. They are priced at 18,00 EUR per pass until December 31. If bought on or after January 1, the price will be 25,00 EUR per pass. […]

  • 2016 FIA European Rally Championship calendar revealed

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    The provisional calendar for the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship has been presented to the FIA Rally Commission, with the series maintaining its popular 10 rally format to help limit costs, and containing some of Europe’s best rallies on snow, asphalt and gravel. Eurosport Events, the ERC promoter, has created another exciting calendar of events […]

  • Lukyanuk wins in Valais after Breen receives two-minute penalty

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    Alexey Lukyanuk won the final round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, Rallye International du Valais, by 1m20.6s, after Craig Breen was given a post-event two-minute penalty. Breen had driven brilliantly, leading the spectacular Swiss asphalt event from start to finish and easing off towards the finish to provisionally win the event by 39.4 […]

  • Breen takes early ERC lead after clean sweep of Valais stages

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    Craig Breen has taken an early lead on the Rallye International du Valais, after recording his first clean run through the opening leg of the Swiss round of the FIA European Rally Championship. The Peugeot Rally Academy driver set fastest time on all three opening stages, to lead overnight by 15.4 seconds. The Irishman lost […]

  • Five Peugeot 208 T16s headline ERC Rallye du Valais entry

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    A fantastic entry list for the final round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, Rallye International du Valais (29-31 October), has been published, with no fewer than seven different types of ERC1 cars – including FIVE Peugeot 208 T16s! The R5 Peugeots will be driven by Craig Breen, Bryan Bouffier, Bruno Magalhães, top Swiss […]

  • Kajetanowicz is the 2015 FIA European Rally Champion!

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    Kajetan Kajetanowicz is the 2015 FIA European Rally Champion, after winning the SEAJETS Acropolis Rally in his LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5. Extreme weather conditions, which saw a big thunderstorm sweep over the Loutraki region, caused the event’s final three stages to be cancelled. The final results will be declared after SS6 – just […]

  • ERC leader Kajetanowicz wins in Cyprus

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    Kajetan Kajetanowicz has won the CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally 2015. Co-driven by Jarek Baran, the Polish star completed the 16 mixed-surface stages in his LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 almost without drama, to win by a massive 4m25.1s. In doing so, Kajetanowicz has increased his lead in the FIA European Rally Championship. “It’s been […]

  • Kopecký gives ŠKODA dream ERC victory on home soil

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    Jan Kopecký has won round seven of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, Barum Czech Rally Zlín, for the fourth time, after a masterful performance in his ŠKODA Motorsport Fabia R5. Co-driven by Pavel Dresler, Kopecký’s blistering pace over the 15 fast and bumpy Tarmac stages was the only thing hotter than the weather, which […]

  • Kopecký leads on ŠKODA’s home round of the ERC

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    Jan Kopecký leads round seven of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, Barum Czech Rally Zlín, after a fast, furious and very hot opening leg in his ŠKODA Motorsport Fabia R5. Co-driven by Pavel Dresler, Kopecký is on course to win the event for the fourth time and clinch another Czech national title after a […]

  • Kopecký fastest on Barum Rally Qualifying Stage

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    Jan Kopecký set the fastest time in Qualifying for the Barum Czech Rally Zlín. Co-driven by Pavel Dresler, the ŠKODA Motorsport Fabia R5 driver stopped the clocks with a 2m51.7s over the 4.71 kilometre Pohořelice stage – and will be the first to select his starting position during the road selection process later today. Alexey […]

  • Lukyanuk leads flat-out ERC battle on auto24 Rally Estonia

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    Photo: Ray Põder Alexey Lukyanuk leads the auto24 Rally Estonia by 2.4 seconds overnight, after an incredible drive in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X – despite receiving a 10s penalty for jumping the start on SS6. Co-driven by Alexey Arnautov, the Russian rally champion had been leading by 1.3s, but dropped to third once the […]

  • Review of auto24 Rally Estonia press conference

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    Just week before the start of the sixth round of FIA ERC auto24 Rally Estonia an press conference was held in Tallinn. It was mostly focused to Estonian drivers and the participants of the press conference were: Karl Kruuda (Citroen DS3 R5), Sander Pärn (Ford Fiesta R5), Raul Jeets (Ford Fiesta R5), Timmu Kõrge (Peugeot […]

  • Q&A with Kajetan Kajetanowicz

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    Poland’s Kajetan Kajetanowicz enters his first auto24 Rally Estonia in second place in the ERC, having scored an impressive 103 points from his first four starts. With his sights firmly set on winning the title, fiaerc.com caught up with the LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 driver ahead of this crucial event. You are one […]

  • Sirmacis aims for ERC Junior victory in Estonia

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    Ralfs Sirmacis will be trying his best to win the FIA European Junior Rally Championship category on the auto24 Rally Estonia, in what he says is “almost like driving at home.” Co-driven by Artūrs Šimins, the 21-year old Latvian driver has been brilliantly quick this season, although bad luck has recently denied him a top-place […]

  • ERC auto24 Rally Estonia ready to rock Tartu and Elva

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    Next week’s auto24 Rally Estonia really is going to rock the towns of Tartu on Friday (17 July) and Elva on Saturday (18 July). Some 30,000 spectators came to watch the City Stage in Tartu last year – which is the second largest city in Estonia, behind Tallinn – while the smaller town of Elva […]

  • Niinemäe aims to make his Erc Junior mark

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    Miko Niinemäe is aiming to prove his skill and speed against the regular FIA European Junior Rally Championship contenders, when he contests next week’s auto24 Rally Estonia in his Peugeot 208 R2. Having won his class on two of the first three rounds of the Estonian rally championship, the 22-year old driver leads the junior […]

  • Kajetanowicz adds competition to auto24 Rally Estonia

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    As Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Jaroslaw Baran with their Lotos Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 are the latest addition to auto24 Rally Estonia entry list, the competition for the victory is getting stronger and stronger. For the 4-times Polish champion Kajtenowicz is auto24 Rally Estonia first start on Estonian smooth and fast gravel roads and he […]

  • Loix gives Škoda Fabia R5 maiden ERC win in Ypres

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    Freddy Loix came from almost 30 seconds behind to score a sensation 10th victory on the Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally, and in doing so gives the ŠKODA Fabia R5 victory on its FIA European Rally Championship debut. Co-driven by Johan Gitsels, Loix had to adapt his driving style to make up for a […]

  • Breen leads flat-out Erc fight in Ypres

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    FIA European Rally Championship leader Craig Breen tops the leaderboard of the Kenotek by CID LINES Ypres Rally after a brilliant performance on leg one today. Co-driven by Scott Martin, Breen was delighted to be able to drive with full commitment and confidence on fast Tarmac stages, reaching the overnight halt with a slender 4.6 […]

  • FIA ERC series leader Craig Breen comes back to Estonia

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    The entry list of auto24 Rally Estonia, sixth round of FIA ERC European rally championship expands every day. Total 30 entries are in the list and amongst the series leaders Craig Breen-Scott Martin with Peugeot 208 T16 R5. For the Peugeot Rally Academy driver Breen it is not the first time to compete in Estonia […]

  • Breen wins exciting ERC battle in Azores

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    Craig Breen has won the SATA Rallye Açores, making it three FIA European Rally Championship victories in a row for the Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16 driver. Co-driven by Scott Martin, the Irishman had been in a close battle for the win with Kajetan Kajetanowicz, with both drivers leading three times. Kajto was 11.9s behind […]

  • Breen leads SATA Rallye Açores after opening day

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    Craig Breen leads SATA Rallye Açores overnight, the first gravel round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, after the opening three stages on the mid-Atlantic island of São Miguel. Co-driven by Scott Martin, the Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16 driver had trailed Kajetan Kajetanowicz (LOTOS Rally Team Fiesta R5) after two stages, but took […]

  • Big ERC entry as 76 plan for Sata Rallye Açores

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    76 crews have placed an entry for the SATA Rallye Açores (4-6 June), round four of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. Portuguese drivers have turned out in force to try to ensure a home victory, and they’ll face stiff competition from an equally strong visiting ERC contingent, all of whom will also be battling […]

  • ERC registrations break the 80 mark

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    With under two weeks to go before the fourth round of the FIA European Rally Championship, series promoter Eurosport Events has now received a total of 82 registrations. With under two weeks to go before the fourth round of the FIA European Rally Championship, series promoter Eurosport Events has now received a total of 82 […]

  • auto24 Rally Estonia entries are open

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    We are glad to inform that entries for FIA ERC round auto24 Rally Estonia 2015 are open. The sixth round of FIA ERC will be run on 17-19th of July in Tartu, Elva and Southern Estonia. auto24 Rally Estonia provides entertainment for the whole family: Ceremonial Start and Finish Podium/Prize-Giving Ceremony take place in the […]

  • Breen achieves childhood dream with Erc Circuit win

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    Craig Breen has achieved a childhood ambition by winning the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally – and in doing so, the Peugeot Rally Academy driver has taken the lead of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. Co-driven by Scott Martin, the 25-year old Irishman drove brilliantly to keep himself in contention, as his […]

  • Erc Circuit of Ireland day one report

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    BREEN HALFWAY TO DREAM VICTORY ON ERC THRILLER Craig Breen is halfway to his dream of winning the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally, as he leads his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship overnight, albeit by a slender one-second margin. Co-driven by Scott Martin, the 25-year-old Peugeot Rally Academy driver took […]

  • Huge crowds cheer Erc crews off Belfast start ramp

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    Despite the rain, huge crowds enjoyed a carnival atmosphere outside Belfast City Hall tonight, at the ceremonial start to the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally. Craig Breen’s Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16 was the first car over the start ramp, much to the delight of the many rally fans that came to watch […]

  • FIA European Rally Championship strengthens its global viewing performance during 2014

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    A cumulative global reach of 244 million people watched the FIA European Rally Championship in 2014, according to the global sports research consultancy, REPUCOM. The figures have been published in a report, commissioned by ERC promoter, Eurosport Events and show an audience increase of 11 per cent compared to the previous year. The figures showed […]

  • Rallye International du Valais confirmed as final round of 2015 ERC

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    Following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, the FIA has announced that Rallye International du Valais has been confirmed as the 10th and final round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. Based in the towns of Martigny and Sion in southwest Switzerland, the popular asphalt rally will take place between 29-31 October. […]

  • Estonian Corner and human Erc logo a great hit with fans

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    This is the human FIA European Rally Championship logo, as seen from the Eurosport TV helicopter, at Estonian Corner on last weekend’s Rally Liepāja. Many Estonian fans came to watch the winter event, and such was the success of Estonian Corner, that the organisers of auto24 Rally Estonia – who had create this special fans […]

  • Pacesetter Plangi dominates Erc2 in the snow

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    Twenty-two-year old Estonian Siim Plangi led from start to finish, and set fastest class time on all but one stage, to win the FIA ERC2 Championship category on Rally Liepāja by 3m47.7s in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. There was a tremendously close battle for second, with Jānis Vorobjovs (Mitsubishi) and Dominykas Butvilas (Subaru Poland […]

  • Erc Rally Liepāja day two report: Breen storms through the snow for Latvia gold

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    Craig Breen has won the second round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, Rally Liepāja in Latvia, after a faultless drive in his Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16. Co-driven by Great Britain’s Scott Martin, the 25-year old Irishman mastered the most difficult of winter conditions, with thawing ice and slippery wet snow on day […]

  • Plangi makes it 9 in ERC 2

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    Estonian driver Siim Plangi has entered the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X – making it nine registered drivers in ERC2. Despite only being 22-years old, next week’s Rally Liepāja will be Plangi’s 98th rally start! He’ll be co-driven by fellow countryman Marek Sarapuu. Plangi is no stranger to the […]

  • Estonian Corner at ERC Rally Liepāja 2015

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    auto24 Rally Estonia and Enterprise Estonia present: Estonian Corner at Rally Liepāja! It is a spot at ERC Rally Liepāja in Latvia, where rally fans of different nationalities join Estonian rally fans in order to enjoy the rally as Estonians do. Time: 7 February 2015 starting from 10:00 hrs AM Place: Rally Liepāja, SS2/4, GPS […]

  • ERC Jännerrallye day two report: Kajetanowicz tops Austrian opener

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    Kajetan Kajetanowicz recorded fastest time on all but the final stage of the opening round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship to win the snowy Internationale Jännerrallye powered by GaGa Energy. Co-driven by Jarek Baran, the 35-year old Pole was in a class of his own and inch perfect over the treacherously slippery stages, […]

  • Rally Liepaja passes on sale

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    The FIA ERC 2015 season will continue in 30 days with the second round Rally Liepaja in Latvia on 6-8 February. Rally Liepaja rally passes (price 25 EUR) are available online http://autorally.lv/?r=125&m=13&l=2 . On request, the purchased passes will be sent by Latvian Post (shipping fee 5 EUR), or it is also possible to pick the passes up in Tourism Information Centre […]

  • ERC Jännerrallye day one report: Perfect 10 for ERC leader Kajetanowicz

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    Kajetan Kajetanowicz made it a clean sweep of stage wins on the opening day of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, recording 10 out of 10 fastest stage times in his LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5. Heavy snowfall in the Mühlviertel region of Upper Austria on the eve of the Internationale Jännerrallye powered by […]

2014

  • Newcomer Estonia is ERC Rally of the Year

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    FIA European Rally Championship newcomer auto24 Rally Estonia has won the inaugural ERC Rally of the Year award for 2014. The event, which was based between the cities of Otepää and Tartu in July, was declared a huge success at the time with thousands of fans lining the route and organisers introducing a number of […]

  • All surfaces, all action for 2015 ERC calendar

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    Crews contesting the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship will demonstrate their skills on ice, snow, asphalt and gravel over an exciting 10-event schedule from January to November. Eurosport Events, the ERC promoter under a long-term agreement with motorsport’s world governing body, the FIA, has announced a provisional calendar for next season following a meeting of […]

  • The Erc salutes Alexey Lukyanuk

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    With the eyes of the motorsport world focused on Russia today for the country’s inaugural FIA Formula One World Championship grand prix, the FIA European Rally Championship is saluting Alexey Lukyanuk. One of the stars of the ERC-counting auto24 Rally Estonia back in the summer, Lukyanuk became Russian champion recently after taking victory on Rally […]

  • ERC changes for 2015 approved by FIA World Motor Sport Council

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    The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Beijing today and took the following decisions concerning the FIA European Rally Championship from 2015.  To increase the value of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) and create an identity for each category of car, the organisation of the ERC has been amended from 2015 as follows: […]

  • What I learned about ERC auto24 Rally Estonia. By Craig Breen

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    With auto24 Rally Estonia not part of Craig Breen’s FIA European Rally Championship schedule for 2014, the Irishman still kept a close eye on the high-speed action back home in his native Ireland. This is what he thought. “I live for rallying so I sat down for every stage and watched every time and every […]

  • ERC auto24 Rally Estonia in numbers

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    The FIA European Rally Championship-counting auto24 Rally Estonia proved a huge hit when it took place earlier this month. Here are the key numbers. 6: Ott Tänak’s outright triumph in Estonia made him the sixth different overall winner in this year’s ERC. 2: There were two FIA ERC Production Car Cup contenders in the top […]

  • Q&A: Urmo Aava

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    FIA European Rally Championship newcomer auto24 Rally Estonia proved a huge success when it took place last weekend Event Director Urmo Aava spoke to Fiaerc.com following the high-speed gravel spectacular. How satisfied are you with auto24 Rally Estonia’s first appearance in the FIA European Rally Championship? “I am very, very pleased. For me the rally […]

  • Estonian Hotshot Tänak triumphs on home ERC thriller

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    Ott Tänak has made it six winners from seven rounds of this season’s FIA European Rally Championship with an emphatic victory on auto24 Rally Estonia today – five years after his legendary team boss Markko Märtin won the high-speed gravel event. With his rapid progress followed every step of the way by thousands of enthusiastic […]

  • Home hero Tänak heads Estonia ERC spectacular

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    Ott Tänak has delivered a virtuoso performance on day one of auto24 Rally Estonia to lead his country’s inaugural round of the FIA European Rally Championship by an impressive margin of 44.2 seconds alongside co-driver Raigo Mölder. Driving a Ford Fiesta R5 for Estonian legend Markko Märtin’s team, Tänak set a lightning pace on Friday’s […]

  • Q&A: Karl Kruuda

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    Rising star Karl Kruuda, 21, is seeded three for auto24 Rally Estonia, his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship this week. This is what he had to say ahead of the high-speed gravel event from 17-19 July. The biggest rally in your country and you’re being tipped for a strong result. What’s your […]

  • ERC title battles: pre-auto24 Rally Estonia update

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    The thrilling 2014 FIA European Rally Championship season enters its second half when auto24 Rally Estonia takes place this week. And this is what’s at stake in terms of the various title battles. Esapekka Lappi, who is 33 points ahead in the title race, can pull further clear with a strong result in Estonia. However, […]

  • Q&A: Ott Tänak

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    Estonia’s top international rally driver will get a hero’s welcome when he contests his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship from 17-19 July. As one of your country’s best drivers, how important is auto24 Rally Estonia to you? “It’s a really big event in Estonia. I did this rally the last time in […]

  • Home heroes ready for Estonia ERC speedfest

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    Estonia’s best young rally drivers will take on the big guns from the FIA European Rally Championship when the Baltic nation hosts the fastest event of ERC 2014 from 17-19 July. With the headquarters and service park in Otepää and the ceremonial start and finish in Tartu, Estonia’s second largest city, auto24 Rally Estonia marks […]

  • The leader of FIA ERC series Esapekka Lappi aims good points from auto24 Rally Estonia

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    auto24 Rally Estonia, the biggest autosport event in Baltics held on 17-19th of July, is for the first time a round of prestigious FIA ERC series. In addition to that auto24 Rally Estonia is also a round of FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship and Estonian Rally Championship. All together 169 crews from 19 different […]

  • Ott Tänak wants to keep auto24 Rally Estonia victory in Estonia

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    In the first offcial press conference of auto24 Rally Estonia, held on Thursday 12th of June, was announced that Estonian top driver Ott Tänak will start with Ford Fiesta R5 in auto24 Rally Estonia held on 17-19th of July. For Tänak this is also the first start in FIA ERC series. „We are very glad […]

  • auto24 Rally Estonia rally shop is open!

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    auto24 Rally Estonia official rally shop is open. 20 different fan products and rally passes. Rally passes are on sale with reduced price until the end of June – 19 euros and free delivery with our logistics partner OSC (minimum order amount 15 euros). In July, the price of rally pass will be 24 euros and […]

  • Toni Gardemeister makes his comeback in auto24 Rally Estonia

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    Ex-works WRC driver Toni Gardemeister is back on track after his accident two years ago. Gardemeister will start in auto24 Rally Estonia with his powerful rear wheel drive BMW M3 and his co-driver is Jari Komonen. Gardemeister participates in the round of Estonian Autorally Championship which is held within auto24 Rally Estonia on Saturday 19th of […]

  • auto24 Rally Estonia 2014 winner trophy helmet is waiting his owner

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    One of the traditions auto24 Rally Estonia has, is that the winner of the rally gets a trophy helmet which is every year designed and painted by Estonian artists from Tribilia Design. Tradition continues this year also and auto24 Rally Estonia 2014 winner trophy helmet just came out from Tribilia Design workshop. The driver who […]

  • ERC ace Lappi lands dominant Circuit of Ireland win

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    Finnish star Esapekka Lappi has made it two wins from three starts in this year’s all-action FIA European Rally Championship with a dominant victory on the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally, which finished in Belfast’s sun-drenched Titanic Quarter this evening. Cheered on by thousands of fans enjoying the Easter weekend break, Lappi led […]