Wed 12 Jun 2024

ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy chief predicts “closer battles” in Sweden

M-Sport Poland head Maciej Woda is expecting another action-packed ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy round in Sweden this week (13 - 15 June).

Woda launched the reward-based competition for the 2024 FIA European Rally Championship season, which features an expanded line-up for BAUHAUS Royal Rally of Scandinavia, the second of five events.  

Frenchman Tristan Charpentier, a former single-seater racer, is new to the ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy the Karlstad-based BAUHAUS Royal Rally of Scandinavia and will go up against Kerem Kazaz, Martin Ravenščak, Igor Widłk and Filip Kohn, the leading ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy finisher on the inaugural event, V-Híd Rally Hungary in April.  

“I’m looking forward to the start of the second round of ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy in Sweden,” M-Sport Poland director Woda (pictured below) said. “For sure with its fast roads, it will be a different nature event than what we have seen in Hungary and I’m sure we will see closer battles. I would like to welcome Tristan Charpentier, who joins the Trophy and I’m sure will be eager to fight for the win, as well as the drivers we already know from Rally Hungary.”

Partnering with Pirelli and Gulf Race Fuels in establishing the ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy, M-Sport Poland has identified the European championship as the perfect arena to showcase the performance, reliability and accessibility of its four-wheel-drive challenger.  

To ensure, competitors get access to the best technical assistance available, M-Sport Poland will attend all events with a fully stocked spares vehicle, while its engineers will be available to provide technical support when required.  

All drivers will use the same specification Pirelli tyre and Gulf’s MSR EVO2 fuel, which will be available on site at every Fiesta Rally3 Trophy event at a discounted price of €2.00 a litre.

The eventual ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy winner is handed a fully funded drive package for October’s Central European Rally, round 12 of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship.  

Pirelli is generously offering a 15 per cent discount on event tyre packages to all participants. The winner of each Fiesta Rally3 Trophy event will secure 12 new tyres for use on the next event, the runner-up will receive six new tyres with two new tyres going to the third-place finisher.   

Gulf Race Fuels will reward the winner of each round with 300 litres of Gulf MSR EVO2 fuel. The drivers finishing second and third will receive 150 and 50 litres respectively.

How to watch?
Fans across the globe can experience the excitement and drama of the ERC with every stage of every rally broadcast platform. In addition, the ERC is broadcast in a number of countries around the world and fans are advised to check local listings for details.   

BAUHAUS Royal Rally of Scandinavia 2024: the key numbers 
Stages: 17
Competitive distance: 191.05 kilometres 
Total distance: 898.13 kilometres

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