The 60th Rallye International du Valais plays host this week to the final instalment of the FIA European Rally Trophy (17-19 October), following seven regional championships across Europe.
Seven into one: the fight for the FIA ERT titles concludes in the Swiss Alps
The crews that fetch successfully reached the close step are all geared up and able to buy in the last phrase challenge on the Valais roads, in Southern Switzerland, because the tournament gets underway this day.
In the principle ERT class, two of the tournament’s favourites will skedaddle head-to-head in a dramatic R5 fight: 25-year-mature Swiss-made expertise from Neuchatel Jérémie Toedtli, in a VW Polo GTI, and the Czech Ondrej Bisaha, leader of the Central Rally Trophy, who will fight for the close device in his Hyundai i20 after his third device in the 2018 ERT final in Portugal.
Switzerland’s Beat Wyssen is lined up with his R-GT Abarth 124 Spider Rallye for the ERT2 title. The driver from Bern will additionally draw for victory in the last round of the R-GT Cup.
The ERT3 category might maybe per chance maybe be basically the most unsure, with a fierce fight between six drivers. Czech René Dohnal (Peugeot 208) and Italian Enrico Oldrati (Ford Fiesta) will fight in opposition to four Swiss: Aurélien Devanthery, Sacha Althaus and Jonathan Michellod – all with Peugeot 208s – and Clément Piquerez (Citroën C2). Oldrati, Piquerez, Althaud and Michellod are additionally competing for the ERT Junior laurels.
Introducing the Rallye International du Valais
For its 60th version, the Rallye International du Valais incorporates a spiced-up itinerary with a combination of innovation and continuity: three legs, protecting greater than 200 competitive kilometres and 18 particular stages in total, kick off on Thursday evening with three tempo assessments collectively with the classic “Les Cols”. On Saturday and Sunday, the fans will revel in two elephantine days of yarn action thru the majestic Alps mountains around Sion.
The total files about the Rallye International du Valais on riv.ch.
European Rally Trophy: seven Regional Rally Trophies – One Enormous Closing
There are seven regional zones that win sides for the FIA European Rally Trophy, which brings collectively the close regional rally drivers and co drivers from all over Europe for the season finale in on Rallye International du Valais in Switzerland, on 17-19 October.
Receive extra files on the FIA ERT page on fia.com.
European Rally Trophy: The Classes Explained
For the very first time, the Rallye International du Valais (RIV) hosts the ERT final, with the close crews from the regional European championships converging on the Swiss canton to resolve who will seemingly be declared basically the most efficient of basically the most efficient in 2019.
The 60th version of the tournament solutions both classic stages and some new tempo assessments that can spice up the itinerary around Sion, with the Alps providing a breath-taking backdrop to this thrilling finale.
The European Rally Trophy is divided into four classes – ERT, ERT2, ERT3 and ERT Junior.
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Photo credit: Jérémie Toedtli / Alexandre Chioso, describe by Ludovic Carnal, Project-Diffusion