Rendina’s ERC challenge is go!

Rendina’s ERC challenge is go!

14/04/2017 12:00

Max Rendina’s FIA European Rally Championship challenge is underway. After business commitments prevented him from taking part on the season-opening Azores Airlines Rallye earlier this month, the Italian is due to complete a two-day test today (14 April) in preparation for the upcoming Rally Islas Canarias.

Rendina and co-driver Emanuele Inglesi were in action on roads in Marsciano, Umbria, in the Motorsport Italia-run ŠKODA Fabia R5 they will use on several rounds of this season’s ERC, including their home event, September’s Rally di Roma Capitale.

“We are preparing very carefully for this event and we will be giving our best on the roads of Gran Canaria,” said Rendina.

Rally Islas Canarias, round two of the 2017 ERC season, takes place from 4-6 May.

Pierre-Louis Loubet “feels ready” for his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship debut after driving BRC Racing Team’s Hyundai i20 R5 for the first time during Azores Airlines Rallye testing yesterday (Monday).

Paulo Nobre will return to international rallying after a five-year gap when he embarks on a full-season campaign in the FIA European Rally Championship.

Dominik Brož hopes the technical problems that hampered his progress in 2017 will be a thing of the past when he bids for FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship success this season.

Miguel Correia will make his FIA European Rally Championship debut when he lines up on the Azores Airlines Rallye this week.

Fabian Kreim will look to his outing on the Asia-Pacific championship-counting Coffee Day India Rally in 2016 when he begins his FIA ERC Junior Under 28 bid on the Azores Airlines Rallye this week.

A fully recovered Bruno Magalhães says there’s no reason why he can’t begin his 2018 FIA European Rally Championship campaign by repeating the shock victory he scored on São Miguel 12 months ago.