Rally Fafe Montelongo 2020 - 02-04/10/2020
Where: Fafe, Northern Portugal
The rally in 100 words: Using all-asphalt stages in northern Portugal, Rally Fafe Montelongo joined the ERC for the first time to host round three of the season. Part of the Campeonato Portugal de Ralis Clássicos and Campeonato Norte Ralis, the event featured a mix of fast sweeps and tight hairpin turns on smooth, undulating Tarmac roads. Based in Fafe, a town with a rich rallying heritage, the event headquarters were located in the Pavilhão Multiusos with the service park located in the town’s market area. There was no spectator access to the service park or special stages in response to the local COVID-19 protocols.
FIA European Rally Championship 2020, round 3 of 6
FIA ERC1 Junior Championship 2020, round 3 of 6
FIA ERC3 Junior Championship 2020, round 3 of 6
Abarth Rally Cup 2020, round 3 of 6
Also counting for…
FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams
2020: Alexey Lukyanuk/Dmitry Eremeev (Citroën C3 R5)
2019: Paulo Antunes/Natacha Antunes (Peugeot 208 R2)
2018: Luís Delgado/André Carvalho (Citroën C2 S1600)
2017: Ricardo Costa Jr/Sérgio Rocha (Peugeot 206 S1600)
2016: Ricardo Costa Jr/Sérgio Rocha (Peugeot 206 S1600)
1: Prior to Rally Fafe Montelongo joining the ERC schedule for 2020, not since Rallye Rota do Vidro – Centro de Portugal in 2003 had a round of the championship taken place on mainland Portugal.
2: While there has never been a Portuguese ERC champion, Bruno Magalhães came close in 2017 when he finished runner-up.
3: Although Magalhães’ national championship focus ruled out an appearance on Rally Fafe Montelongo, his regular co-driver and namesake Bruno Magalhães was in action alongside ERC3 Junior contender Pedro Almeida.
4: With 18 stages, Rally Fafe Montelongo is set to feature more stages than any other ERC round in 2020.
5: Bacalhau, a dried and salted cod, is considered Portugal’s national dish, although it can be served in many different ways.
Headquarters: Fafe, Portugal
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 1 (2020)
Stage distance: 181.44 kilometres
Liaison distance: 354.04 kilometres
Total distance: 535.48 kilometres
Results and live timing: https://www.fiaerc.com/live-timing/