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Drivers with FIA European Rally Championship experience starred on Rallye Monte-Carlo last weekend with eight of the top 10 having competed in the ERC in the past.

Giandomenico Basso bettered his runner-up spot in 2005 to claim the FIA European Rally Championship in ’06, still with co-driver Mitia Dotta but this time in an Abarth Grande Punto S2000.

Three drivers who achieved career lift-off by shining brightly in the FIA European Rally Championship have been marked out as ones to watch in 2017 by respected French motorsport magazine AUTOhebdo.

Competitors in the FIA European Rally Championship will once again go up against leading runners from Portugal’s domestic series when the Azores Airlines Rallye takes place from 30 March-1 April.

A number of drivers with FIA European Rally Championship experience will be in action when Rallye Monte-Carlo gets underway this evening.

Rally Islas Canarias will celebrate two notable firsts when it takes place from 4-6 May.

FIA European Rally Championship event-winning co-driver Xavier Panseri was described as “amazing” after he guided Mohamed Abu Issa to P10 on the demanding Dakar Rally in South America recently.

Winter cheers for ERC stars

16/01/2017 06:00 - 2017

Several drivers with FIA European Rally Championship experience were on top form as the rallying season gathered momentum at the weekend.

Renato Travaglia’s three victories in a Renault Clio S1600 took him to the 2005 FIA European Rally Championship title alongside co-driver Flavio Zanella, with fellow Italian Giandomenico Basso in the runner-up spot on two wins. Here’s the full list of winners.

Renato Travaglia’s three victories in a Renault Clio S1600 took him to the 2005 FIA European Rally Championship title alongside co-driver Flavio Zanella, with fellow Italian Giandomenico Basso in the runner-up spot on two wins. Here’s the full list of winners.

Drivers chasing success in the FIA European Rally Championship’s ERC1, ERC2 and ERC3 categories will count their best six scores from a possible eight in 2017.