ERC RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada
|Date||20 - 22 October 2022|
|Categories||ERC / ERC3 / ERC4 / Junior ERC / ERC Open|
|Entry list||Download PDF|
|ERC appearances||16 (1975 - 1990)|
|Spectator info||Special stage guide|
|Watch the rally||Highlights on WRC+|
The rally in 100 words
A new rally beckons as RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada hosts the final round of the 2022 FIA European Rally Championship. Taking place on the same weekend as the WRC, the ERC rally runs under its own regulations as a separate event. Fast and smooth circuit-like asphalt in the Costa Daurada hills down the coast from Barcelona encourages attacking driving and judicious corner-cutting saves vital tenths. Keeping things neat and tidy is key.
What’s new for 2022?
Everything! Catalunya has not been part of the ERC since 1990 when Italian driver Dario Cerrato won in a Lancia Delta Integrale.
- The rally first ran in 1957 and formed part of the ERC from 1975 until 1990. The following year it became a WRC round and has not been on the ERC calendar since - until now!
- 1980 ERC champion Antonio Zanini holds the record for the most ERC RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada wins, with five in total.
- The event took on a mixed surface format from 2010 onwards before returning to an all-asphalt itinerary in 2021.
- ERC frontrunner Nil Solans, who hails from nearby Matadepera, drove a Hyundai i20 World Rally Car at the event last year - finishing eighth overall on his top-level debut.
- As well as being the longest rally of the season, Friday's opening leg could be the most challenging. It includes eight stage totalling 118.92km and, with no mid-leg service, crews will need to look after their cars.
1990: Dario Cerrato/Giuseppe Cerri (Lancia Delta HF)
1989: Yves Loubet/Jean-Marc Andrié (Lancia Delta Integrale)
1988: Bruno Saby/Jean-François Fauchille (Lancia Delta Integrale)
1987: Dario Cerrato/Giuseppe Cerri (Lancia Delta HF)
1986: Fabrizio Tabaton/Luciano Tedeschini (Lancia Delta S4)