Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis confirms ERC campaign
Germany’s Albert von Thurn und Taxis is the latest driver to chose the FIA European Rally Championship to build his knowledge and experience of the sport in 2017.
Previously a competitor in the FIA GT1 World Championship, the ERC newcomer and rallying novice is the 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, the family credited with the invention of the postal system in Europe.
He will drive a ŠKODA Fabia R5 for Wevers Sport and continue his partnership with experienced Belgian co-driver Bjorn Degandt, which began in 2016 when von Thurn und Taxis embarked on his first full season of competition.
Taking place over eight rounds from April to October with the best six scores counting, the ERC provides a clear path of progression from national level to the world stage. But in addition to being the ultimate training ground for young hopefuls aiming for the top, the oldest international rally series in existence is open to all-comers, meaning age and experience are no barriers to taking part.
Von Thurn and Taxis, a self-confessed rallying fan, intends to cover as many kilometres as possible in order to maximise his experience in 2017.
The 2017 ERC season opens on the Azores Airlines Rallye from 30 March-1 April.