|Date||25 - 27 March 2022|
|Categories||ERC / ERC3 / ERC4|
|Entry list||Download PDF|
|Headquarters||Pavilhão do Mar – Portas do Mar, Av. Infante D. Henrique, 9500 Ponta Delgada, Açores|
|Stages||Download itinerary PDF|
|Watch the rally||WRC+ (ALL stages LIVE!)|
The rally in 100 words
Based on the mid-Atlantic Ocean archipelago’s largest island of São Miguel, the rally turned 55 in 2021 and remains one of the most spectacular events on the international calendar. Stages criss-cross breath-taking scenery and lush countryside and are characterised by their sandy surface and narrow and undulating nature. And because the timed tests are often no wider than the width of a car, there is simply no margin for error, particularly on the Sete Cidades test along the rim of a volcanic crater lake. Changeable weather is also a factor with conditions switching from sunshine to showers and fog patches.
- When it comes to Azores Rallye success look no further than Fernando Peres, the event’s record-holding seven-time winner.
- While Ricardo Moura has multiple Azorean championship titles to his name, his Azores Rallye triumph in 2016 was his first on his home round of the ERC.
- Other winners include WRC stars past and present, such as Craig Breen, Kris Meeke, Andreas Mikkelsen, Juha Kankkunen, Markko Märtin and Bruno Thiry.
- The Azores archipelago is located roughly equidistant between Lisbon and New York and is made up of nine islands. The fertile soil is perfect for a variety of crops and grazing for livestock.
- A typical Azorean meal is cozido das fumas stew, cooked in the ground using one pot only.
|Year||Driver / Co-Driver||Car|
|2021||Andreas Mikkelsen/Elliott Edmondson||Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo|
|2019||Łukasz Habaj/Daniel Dymurski||Škoda Fabia R5|
|2018||Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov||Ford Fiesta R5|
|2017||Bruno Magalhães/Hugo Magalhães||Škoda Fabia R5|
|2016||Ricardo Moura/António Costa||Ford Fiesta R5|