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Falcón recruits González, targets ERC Azores

Falcón recruits González, targets ERC Azores

14/01/2018 12:00

Emma Falcón has recruited Edu González to co-drive her in 2018 when the Canary Islander is set to continue her FIA European Rally Championship adventure.

Falcón challenged for the ERC Ladies’ Trophy in 2017 with appearances on her home event, Rally Islas Canarias, plus Rally Rzeszow, Barum Czech Rally Zlín and Rally di Roma Capitale, but ultimately lost out on the crown to Tamara Molinaro from Italy.

The 27-year-old Falcón is set to compete in a Citroën DS3 R3 and hopes to start her campaign on the Azores Airlines Rallye from 22-24 March. She said: “The coming season has new things ahead but I’m very excited. I want a lot to be in the Azores for my first time.”

Rally Rzeszow, Barum Czech Rally Zlín and Rally di Roma Capitale marked Falcón’s first appearances away from Spanish soil.

Efrén LLarena’s preparations for FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship success have progressed with confirmation that Mavista Sport will run his Rally Team Spain entry during the upcoming season.

The start of the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship season has moved a step closer with the publishing of the Azores Airlines Rallye key timings.

Frank Tore Larsen hopes his Azores Airlines Rallye redemption mission will be the catalyst to an FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship attack in 2018.

FIA European Rally Championship event winner Nikolay Gryazin is in for a great time when he makes his debut on the Sigdalsrally in Norway this weekend (20-21 January).

The FIA held its largest and most successful rally sporting and safety seminar to date with 173 participants from 38 countries attending the event in Dublin, Ireland, last Saturday.

Drivers planning to contest the FIA European Rally Championship in 2018 can register to do so following the opening of registrations at the FIA.