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Superb ERC Junior Under 28 line-up takes shape

Superb ERC Junior Under 28 line-up takes shape

16/02/2017 12:00

The FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship is set for a thrilling maiden season with several leading lights announcing exciting plans for 2017.

Young talents Nikolay Gryazin (pictured) and Ralfs Sirmacis will drive ŠKODA Fabia R5s for Sports Racing Technologies, while Pepe Lopez and José Suarez were announced as the Peugeot Rally Academy’s representatives in 208T16s on Monday.

A number of other young hopefuls are due to announce their ERC Junior U28 plans in the coming weeks.

The inaugural champion will receive a one-off prize drive in a 2016-specificaiton World Rally Car on a European round of the world championship next year.

The restructured FIA ERC Junior category, which has helped to grow the careers of 67 drivers since it was introduced in 2014, gets underway on the Azores Airlines Rallye next week (30 March-1 April) with 19 drivers chasing success – and future career progression – in two different categories based on age and car performance.

Six months after Cyprus hosted the spectacular 2016 ERC finale, the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship gets underway on the Azores Airlines Rallye next week (30 March-1 April). Here’s everything you need to know.

The FIA European Rally Championship-bound ACCR Czech Team was unofficially unveiled to the Czech media during a press conference in the capital Prague yesterday.

The 2017 FIA European Rally Championship blasts off with the Azores Airlines Rallye from 30 March-1 April. And this is what’s new for the season ahead.

Aleks Zawada will contest the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship in 2017 as he bids for the career progression prize incentive of 100,000 Euros on offer to the eventual champion.

The 2017 FIA European Rally Championship will begin with a bang following publication of the official entry list for the Azores Airlines Rallye, the opening event of the ERC’s exciting new era, featuring new formats, new drivers and a renewed commitment to unearth world championship stars of the future.