ERC Azores Airlines Rallye itinerary out now

ERC Azores Airlines Rallye itinerary out now

16/02/2018 18:00

The itinerary for the opening event of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship, the Azores Airlines Rallye, has been published.

Available by clicking here, the itinerary features three days of thrilling action on the island of São Miguel in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

This year’s Azores Airlines Rallye is based once again in Ponta Delgada and runs from 22-24 March. The event also counts as the opening round of the ERC Junior Under 27 and ERC Junior Under 28 championships and the Portuguese national championship.

Mārtiņš Sesks has regained first place in the FIA European Rally Championship’s Under 27 category on Azores Airlines Rallye, following adjustments to stage times awarded in SS8 and SS9 related to incidents causing delays for multiple drivers.

Tamara Molinaro continues to head the ERC Ladies’ Trophy category on the Azores Airlines Rallye, while Emma Falcón retired with back pain before midday service.

Sergei Remennik has resumed his lead of Azores Airlines Rallye’s FIA European Rally Championship ERC2 category, following an unfortunate retirement for nearest challenger Zelindo Melegari with clutch failure.

Diogo Gago took on the might of ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team’s pair of FIA ERC Junior Under 27 factory drivers on the Azores Airlines Rallye’s Friday stages and succeeded aboard his PEUGEOT 208 R2, moving from third to first over the course of a dramatic multi-way battle.

Chris Ingram and Martin Koči traded places throughout Friday’s Azores Airlines Rallye stages in a tight battle for FIA ERC Junior Under 28 victory.

The Azores Airlines Rallye once again showed why it is such a formidable opening round of the FIA European Rally Championship, but as others hit trouble, Russian Performance Motorsport’s Alexey Lukyanuk held steady out front.