FIA’s ERC2 ruling delights ORECA
The recent decision of the FIA World Motor Sport Council to allow R4-K cars to compete in the FIA European Rally Championship and be eligible for its ERC2 division has pleased ORECA, the company behind the FIA’s R4-K concept.
From 2019, R4-K cars will chase ERC2 points alongside R-GT and traditional N4 machinery, which represents another boost for the showroom category.
ORECA has developed and is responsible for distributing the R4 kit of components, with R4-K cars in action and achieving success in national championships around the world.
Carlos Pina Vaz of ORECA said: “We were delighted that R4 kit cars will be competing in the ERC2 class of the 2019 European Rally Championship. Given the kit’s four-wheel-drive aspect, its ability to adapt to both gravel and asphalt, as well as its performance/cost ratio which is perfectly in keeping with the philosophy of teams and drivers competing in the ERC, the R4 class seemed particularly relevant to the context of the ERC.
“There already was a strong interest, this announcement has now truly generated enthusiasm among teams already involved with R4 as well as those willing to go into it.”
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