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All-new Lagoa stage goes live for ERC opener

All-new Lagoa stage goes live for ERC opener

18/03/2017 12:00

The 2017 FIA European Rally Championship will kick off with a live television spectacular on 30 March.

Following recent confirmation of a live streaming package to include coverage of the City Show and Grupo Marques superspecial as they happen, Azores Airlines Rallye organisers have confirmed the event-opening Lagoa Stage will be broadcast live on the event’s YouTube channel.

The new arrangement has been made possible through the support of Lagoa City Hall and its Mayor, Cristina Calisto Decq Mota, and from NONAGON, the Azores archipelago’s first science and technology park, where the action will take place.

A statement from the organisers read: “This new special stage will be able to offer competitors the possibility of running on a mixed gravel/Tarmac stage, kind of an appetiser for what drivers and cars may expect over three long days of an exciting event.”

The 2.14-kilometre Lagoa Stage was used for the first time on an Azorean championship event last summer but will make its first appearance on the ERC-counting Azores Airlines Rallye this season with the live coverage due to begin at 15h21 local time on 30 March.

Szeja brothers in ERC debut

22/07/2017 12:00 - 2017

Brothers Jarek and Marcin Szeja will make their FIA European Rally Championship debuts when Rally Rzeszow hosts the fifth event of the all-action ERC season next month.

Austrian Simon Wagner has become rising star number 23 to sign up for the FIA European Rally Championship’s hugely successful Junior category in 2017 and will contest the upcoming ERC Junior Under 27 rounds in Poland and Czech Republic.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship leader Chris Ingram won’t be holding back when it comes to committing big on next month’s Rally Rzeszow.

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH will use the FIA European Rally Championship to showcase its uprated GT86 CS-R3 to potential customers.

Emerging prospects from the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship will get the chance to prove their talent against a World Rally Championship event-winning driver when Mads Østberg contests Rally Rzeszow in Poland next month (3-5 August).

Nikolay Gryazin will complete his two-event practice rally schedule ahead of his return to FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship action on Rally Rzeszow next month when he competes in Austria this weekend.