Wed 08 Mar 2023

ERC 2023: what’s new?

As the 2023 FIA European Rally Championship season gets ready for lift-off, here’s a reminder of what’s new for this year.

NEW: All the action from the ERC will be available on the recently launched Rally.TV platform.

NEW: ERC Royal Rally of Scandinavia is an exciting new addition to the ERC calendar. Based in Karlstad, the event will use all-gravel stages with plans to include the iconic Colin’s Crest Arena within the route.

NEW: Rally Hungary (pictured above) is back on the ERC schedule after missing out in 2022 and takes over the season-closing slot.

NEW: Škoda’s Fabia RS Rally2 will make its first ERC appearance on Rally Serras de Fafe, Felgueiras, Boticas, Vieira do Minho e Cabeceiras de Basto. Renault’s Clio Rally3 (pictured below) is set to make its competition debut later this season.

NEW: ERC4 Junior becomes FIA Junior ERC Championship to bring consistency with the FIA World Rally Championship’s young driver category, the FIA Junior WRC Championship, and the Junior categories in other FIA Regional Rally Championships.

NEW: Teams’ championship points are awarded to the top 15 overall eligible finishers, rather than being based on separate two- and four-wheel-drive classifications as was the case in 2022.

NEW: Hankook joins existing partners Michelin, MRF and Pirelli as registered ERC tyre manufacturer. The brand also follows Pirelli as the FIA Junior ERC Championship’s official tyre supplier.

NEW: Official tyre suppliers can designate from a list previously supplied to governing body the FIA one specification of dry-weather tyre supplied in three compounds but in the same pattern plus one specification wet-weather tyre. Each supplier can substitute one Tarmac tyre and one gravel tyre across the season.

Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM