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Azores Airlines Rallye reveals logo for ERC opener

Azores Airlines Rallye reveals logo for ERC opener

04/01/2017 12:00

Azores Airlines Rallye organisers have revealed the official logo for the the FIA European Rally Championship season opener.

Featuring strong Azores Airlines branding and underlining the event’s 52nd running, the logo will appear on all competing cars, promotional literature and other printed materials.

The Azores Airlines Rallye kicks off the 2017 ERC schedule from 30 March-1 April. The event, which uses all-gravel stages, is based in the town of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel, the mid-Atlantic archipelago’s largest.

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.