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*Original FIA European Rally Championship calendar runs from March to November

*Trip optimised with pleasant balance of asphalt and gravel rallies

*Czech spherical reverts to feeble late August date for half-century celebrations

*Cyprus Rally back to October following late September scramble in 2019

The FIA European Rally Championship will proceed to appear at its winning layout in 2020 with confirmation of an eight-match agenda including four rounds on asphalt and 4 on gravel.

Made up of the the same eight rallies that formed the 2019 calendar, the checklist of dates for next season has been accredited by the FIA Rally Price and used to be ratified by the FIA World Motor Sport Council sooner or later of an electronic vote.

The 2020 ERC calendar is confirmed as follows:

Spherical 1: Azores Rallye (gravel), 26-28 March

Spherical 2: Rally Islas Canarias (asphalt), 7-9 Also can simply

Spherical 3: Rally Liepāja (Latvia, gravel), 29-31 Also can simply**

Spherical 4: 77th Rally Poland (gravel), 26-28 June

Spherical 5: Rally di Roma Capitale (asphalt), 24-26 July

Spherical 6: Barum Czech Rally Zlín (asphalt), 28-30 August

Spherical 7: Cyprus Rally (gravel), 9-11 October

Spherical 8: Rally Hungary (asphalt), 6-8 November

**Subject to the signing of the match promoter agreement

Atlantic adventure up first for ERC aces

Two Atlantic Ocean island rallies will initiate the 2020 ERC agenda starting with the gravel-basically based entirely mostly Azores Rallye in late March adopted by the asphalt-only Rally Islas Canarias in Also can simply.

Excessive-walk Baltic blast on gravel

It’s all-gravel and all-walk for the third and fourth rounds of the new season. Following Rally Liepāja** in western Latvia, the Masuria lake district hosts the 77th Rally Poland with each and each flat-out events again working in late Also can simply and late June respectively.

Tarmac titans to shine by strategy of in Italy

Italy’s capital will play a key role within the ERC for the fourth time with the Tarmac-basically based entirely mostly Rally di Roma Capitale occupying its now acquainted July date.

Sizable celebrations as Barum Czech Rally Zlín turns 50

Barum Czech Rally Zlín will return to its feeble late August slot for the 50th working of this asphalt classic, one in every of many highlights of the 2020 ERC season.

The warmth is on in Cyprus

ERC drivers salvage to battle disturbing gravel levels and the searing Mediterranean heat when the Cyprus Rally kinds the penultimate match of the title chase.

Hungary for asphalt

Rally Hungary, which joins the ERC roster for the first time next month (8-10 November), will proceed because the season-closing spherical in 2020 using Tarmac levels within the north-jap metropolis of Nyíregyháza.

ERC1 Junior and ERC3 Junior made up our minds over six events

The FIA ERC1 Junior Championship and FIA ERC3 Junior Championship will once more be made up our minds over six rounds in 2020 as follows:

Spherical 1: Azores Rallye (gravel), 26-28 March

Spherical 2: Rally Islas Canarias (asphalt), 7-9 Also can simply

Spherical 3: Rally Liepāja (Latvia, gravel), 29-31 Also can simply**

Spherical 4: 77th Rally Poland (gravel), 26-28 June

Spherical 5: Rally di Roma Capitale (asphalt), 24-26 July

Spherical 6: Barum Czech Rally Zlín (asphalt), 28-30 August

**Subject to the signing of the match promoter agreement

Q&A: Jean-Baptiste Ley, ERC Co-ordinator

Q: The ERC will again be made up our minds over eight rounds in 2020. But why now now not add more events, particularly when Corsica and Catalunya maintain dropped out of the enviornment championship agenda?

A: “We search the recommendation of our drivers and teams each and each season and the underlying desire is to respect budgetary and time concerns. Eight remains essentially the most successfully preferred collection of rallies and we’re very contented with the events we work with. There used to be no reason to trade a a success formula.”

Q: What does the calendar provide drivers, particularly folks which will seemingly be stepping up from nationwide to global level?

A: “Firstly we provide eight successfully organised events all with their very maintain routine appeal and remark. There would possibly maybe be an equal slice up of asphalt and gravel rallies, which is pleasant for building expertise of numerous surfaces. And scheduling the events from March to November, costs will even be spread all the contrivance by strategy of the year.”

Q: Will teams make the most of dawdle improve to support the island rallies next season?

A: “Preparations are being made with the organisers of the Azores Rallye, Rally Islas Canarias and the Cyprus Rally to give logistical improve once more. Extra well-known aspects will be offered in due route.”

Q: There will again be a highlight on younger expertise with the two ERC Junior championships. What’s the concept for 2020?

A: “ERC1 Junior will proceed to cater for younger stars in R5 autos with ERC3 Junior for rising abilities in R2 machinery on Pirelli tyres. Soon we’ll voice well-known aspects of the prize packages on provide in 2020.”

Q: Now now not wishing to single out one match nonetheless Barum Czech Rally Zlín turns 50 in 2020. What enact you suspect of this success?

A: “The ERC has loved a protracted and extremely winning relationship with the organisers of Barum Czech Rally Zlín. The month of August is continuously eagerly anticipated and each and each year we glance forward to and revel in a colossal welcome and noteworthy of on-stage action. Moreover to being successfully managed, the match is extremely neatly-liked among our registered drivers and teams, who capture fragment in colossal number each and each season. We lengthen our congratulations to the Barum Czech Rally Zlín organising crew for reaching this spectacular milestone.”

**Subject to signing of the match promoter agreement

ENDS

Press: Richard Rodgers, media@fiaerc.com, 447503871575 Media region: www.fiaerc.com/media TV: Vianney Castillo: vianney_castillo@discovery.com, Robin Seligmann: robin_seligmann@discovery.com   Coordination: Jean-Baptiste Ley: Jean-Baptiste_Ley@discovery.com Competitors: Petr Linhart: competitors@fiaerc.com

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