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55th Azores Rallye

55th Azores Rallye - 06-08/05/2021

EVENT ESSENTIALS:
Starts:
 TBA
Finishes: TBA
Headquarters: TBA
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 7 (2013-2019)
Stages: TBA
Stage distance: TBA
Liaison distance: TBA
Total distance: TBA
Surface: Gravel
Free Practice (for priority drivers): TBA
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): TBA
Shakedown (for all drivers): TBA

The rally in 100 words: Based on the mid-Atlantic Ocean archipelago’s largest island of São Miguel, the rally turns 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.

Event eligibility: Coming soon

What’s new for 2021? Coming soon

Recent winners:
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)
2015: Craig Breen/Scott Martin (Peugeot 208 T16)

Five facts:
1:
 When it comes to Azores Rallye success look no further than Fernando Peres, the event’s record-holding seven-time winner.
2: 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.
3: Other winners include WRC stars past and present, such as Craig Breen, Kris Meeke, Andreas Mikkelsen, Juha Kankkunen, Markko Märtin and Bruno Thiry.
4: 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.
5: A typical Azorean meal is cozido das fumas stew, cooked in the ground using one pot only.

Eligibility


6 - 8 MAY 2021

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