As the established training ground for future world championship stars, the FIA European Rally Championship has a long history of producing top talents for the future. This is a list of just some of the drivers to have gained ERC experience before progressing their careers.

Driver ERC achievement WRC achievement
Craig Breen ERC runner-up 2015  Factory Hyundai WRC driver 2021
Adrien Fourmaux ERC winner 2020 Factory M-Sport Ford WRC driver 2021
Nikolay Gryazin ERC1 Junior champion 2018  WRC2 event winner 2019
Jari Huttunen ERC Junior U27 runner-up 2017 WRC3 champion 2020
Chris Ingram ERC champion 2019  WRC3 podium finisher 2021
Kajetan Kajetanowicz ERC champion 2015-2017  WRC2 runner-up 2019
Takamoto Katsuta ERC participant 2016  factory Toyota WRC driver 2021
Jan Kopecký ERC champion 2013 > APRC 2014  WRC2 champion 2018
Tom Kristensson ERC3 Junior runner-up 2018 Junior WRC champion 2020
Esapekka Lappi ERC champion 2014 M-Sport Ford WRC driver 2020
Stéphane Lefebvre ERC Junior champion 2014 Citroën WRC2 driver 2018
Sébastien Loeb ERC event winner 2000, 2001 9 x WRC champion, Factory Citroën and Hyundai WRC driver
Pierre-Louis Loubet ERC1 Junior points-scorer 2019 WRC2 champion 2019
Kris Meeke ERC event winner 2009  factory Toyota WRC driver 2019
Andreas Mikkelsen ERC event winner 2012 WRC2 champion 2021
Thierry Neuville ERC event winner 2011 Factory Hyundai WRC driver 2021
Kalle Rovanperä ERC podium finisher 2017 Factory Toyota WRC driver 2021
Nil Solans ERC points-scorer 2021 Drove Hyundai WRC car 2021
Oliver Solberg:  ERC1 Junior champion 2020  Factory Hyundai WRC driver 2021
Ott Tänak ERC event winner 2014 WRC champion 2019, Factory Hyundai WRC driver