ERC registrations break the 80 mark

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 registrations.

The top Portuguese drivers have entered the championship ahead of SATA Rallye Açores (4-6 June), to make sure they benefit from being an official ERC registered driver. The benefits include eligibility to prize money, priority seeding, entry into the Qualifying Stage (which determines the all-important day one running order), priority status in the service area and global television coverage.

Drivers who have most recently registered include Bruno Magalhães (Peugeot 208 T16), Ricardo Moura (Ford Fiesta R5), José Pedro Fontes (Citroën DS3 R5), Carlos Martins (ŠKODA Fabia S2000) and Pedro Meireles (ŠKODA Fabia R5). Miguel Carvalho (Citroën C2R2 Max) and Paulo Neto and Henrique Moniz (Citroën DS3 R3Ts) have all registered for ERC3, while Luis Rego (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX) has registered for ERC2.

There is also a new registration in ERC Junior, with the arrival of Emīls Blūms. The young Latvian, who turns 23 next week (May 28), will drive a Ford Fiesta R2.

In terms of class breakdown, 30 are registered for ERC1, 14 for ERC2 and 38 for ERC3 – 23 of which are ERC Junior entries.

 

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