Wed 03 Jul 2024

Woda expecting more of the exciting same in ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy

Maciej Woda expects more epic battles for position in the ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy, the one-make series his M-Sport Poland organisation launched for 2024 with support from Pirelli and Gulf Race Fuels.

After Filip Kohn and newcomer Tristan Charpentier fought for victory until the finish of the final stage on BAUHAUS Royal Rally of Scandinavia last month, Woda is savouring the prospect of more on-stage excitement when Delfi Rally Estonia takes place from 5 - 7 July.  

“Sweden has shown there is very close competition within the ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy, so I can’t wait to see what the fight will be in Estonia,” M-Sport Poland director Woda said. “Estonia loves rallying and I have personally great memories of all the events we have done there in both ERC and WRC. Fast stages with magnificent jumps makes this event one to remember.”

After two rounds, Czech Filip Kohn holds a 17-point advantage over Poland’s Igor Widłak in the battle to win the inaugural ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy. Turkish teenager Kerem Kazaz is third, three points behind Widłak. Martin Ravenščak, from Croatia, is fourth with French ex-circuit racer Tristan Charpentier fifth after he finished second on his BAUHAUS Royal Rally of Scandinavia category debut.  

Filip Kohn, a double winner in 2024, is third in the championship table followed by Croatia’s Martin Ravenščak. French ex-circuit racer Tristan Charpentier is next up after he finished second on his BAUHAUS Royal Rally of Scandinavia category debut.  

Estonian promise Patrik Enok makes his first ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy appearance on Delfi Rally Estonia as part of a six-strong entry.

ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy: how it works?
All drivers use the same specification Pirelli tyre and Gulf’s MSR EVO2 fuel, which is available on site at every ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy event at a discounted price of €2.00 a litre.   

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

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

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.

M-Sport Poland attends all events with a fully stocked spares vehicle, while its engineers will be available to provide technical support when required.  

To be eligible for the ERC Fiesta Rally3 Trophy, competitors must first register for the FIA ERC3 Championship and then enter the series through M-Sport Poland.   

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.   

Delfi Rally Estonia 2024: the key numbers 
Stages: 14
Competitive distance: 187.79 kilometres 
Total distance: 757.41 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