Thu 14 Sep 2023

Vote Now: ERC Stage-End Quote of the Year

It’s not just on the stages where drivers do their talking in the FIA European Rally Championship.

With the ERC enjoying extensive live coverage on Rally.tv and myriad broadcast outlets globally, what the stars say at the end of stages is transmitted around the world. And a lot of what is said at stage ends is always highly entertaining.  

In the latest online poll, fans of ERC have until 17 September to vote for their favourite from the shortlist below.

Love was in the air at the end of leg one of Rally Islas Canarias in May. Following an impressive display aboard his Michelin-equipped Citroën C3 Rally2, Yoann Bonato made his feelings clear to stage-end reporter Ben Constanduros – and revealed the predicament he found himself in. “I definitely love my wife, but I also love my tyres and my car so I have to choose, no?”.


After battling through the loose-surface gravel of Orlen 79th Rally Poland, Frenchman Franceschi had a question for stage-end reporter Seb Scott: “It was a really slippery stage. You know the brand Mr Pop? It’s a cleaning brand, it’s me but with some hair.”


The outgoing European champion was in jovial mood at Orlen 79th Rally Poland. Although the loss of any livestock is always regrettable, Llarena referenced an incident earlier in the day when he spoke to Seb Scott. “This morning we hit a chicken, and we broke a bit of the front bumper, maybe it’s the most expensive chicken nugget that I ever paid [for]. Okay, can I tell you a joke? Are you ready? Why chicken is so funny? Becauuuussse…”


While Italian Campedelli is ranked among the ERC’s fastest drivers – he’s a stage winner in the championship this season no less, he admitted keeping up with his rivals was a struggle on the season opener at Rally de Serras de Fafe, Felgueiras, Boticas, Vieira do Minho e Cabeceiras de Basto in northern Portugal. “It looks like I’m a good old man. The guys in front of me are crazy, I tried what I can but the level is so scary, so shitting in my pants all the time.”


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