Price range saving is at the coronary heart of the provisional 2021 FIA European Rally Championship calendar, with the inclusion of two encourage-to-encourage occasions portion of continued efforts to lower the price of competing.
Permitted at some stage within the sizzling on-line meeting of FIA Rally Rate contributors, the schedule from ERC promoter Eurosport Events will now plod to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for final ratification when it gathers subsequent month.
The provisional calendar contains eight occasions with four on asphalt and four on gravel. Three ‘spare’ rallies had been nominated must serene any of the eight rounds be cancelled as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions.
Provisional 2021 FIA European Rally Championship calendar
Spherical 1: Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras (Portugal, gravel), March 12-14, 2021
Spherical 2: 55th Azores Rallye (Gravel), March 25-27, 2021
Spherical 3: Rally Islas Canarias (Asphalt), Might maybe moreover 6-8, 2021
Spherical 4: 77th Rally Poland (Gravel), June 18-20, 2021
Spherical 5: Rally Liepāja (Latvia, gravel), July 1-3, 2021
Spherical 6: Rally di Roma Capitale (Italy, asphalt), July 23-25, 2021
Spherical 7: 50th Barum Czech Rally Zlín (Asphalt), August 27-29, 2021
Spherical 8: Rally Hungary (Asphalt), October 22-24, 2021
Enviornment to event promoter agreement
Rallye Sanremo (Italy, asphalt)
Cyprus Rally (Gravel)
Spa Rally (Belgium asphalt)
Relief-to-encourage occasions to lower logistical expenditure
The gravel-basically based Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras and 55th Azores Rallye are space to style the 2021 FIA ERC’s first grouped event configuration. Following the completion of the Fafe event on March 14, a bring collectively parking facility for the storage of rally vehicles, transporters, trailers and any give a boost to vehicles will be arranged earlier than the freight vessel departing for São Miguel island within the Azores on March 19.
Two extra gravel rounds, 77th Rally Poland and Rally Liepāja are space to plan up the next grouped event configuration. Once extra a bring collectively parking facility will be arranged earlier than the scramble north from Poland to Latvia one week later.
It’s a long way hoped the storage provisions will take away the requirement for teams to come to their respective bases unnecessarily with portion of the scramble to transport vehicles to the next rally successfully finished and not utilizing a extra price.
Island-basically based occasions decreased to 2, logistical give a boost to stays
The sequence of FIA ERC island occasions is decided at two with boat transportation and a local sequence of flight tickets equipped freed from price.
Later originate deliberate for FIA ERC Junior drivers
FIA ERC Junior drivers will as soon as again count their four easiest results from six rallies with extra calendar particulars equipped at a later date.
Introducing Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras
Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras is a recent addition to the FIA ERC calendar for 2021. The usage of spectacular gravel stages in an situation synonymous with rallying, event organisers had been long-term suitors of the FIA ERC. Whereas the event will be basically based in Fafe, this would possibly maybe maybe maybe also now not encompass any of the Tarmac stages ragged on Rally Fafe Montelongo final month.
FIA ERC Co-ordinator Jean-Baptiste Ley on the 2021 calendar
Jean-Baptiste Ley, the FIA ERC Co-ordinator, said: “For the ERC success story to continue it’s wanted that every effort is made to lower costs when it’s realistic and good to make so. The 2021 ERC calendar has been structured with affordability and accessibility in mind. We as a consequence of this fact stare forward to the encourage-to-encourage event configuration idea helping to lower the price of competing.
“We must also recognise the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and we imagine the calendar is right and sensible. Nonetheless, we would possibly maybe maybe maybe follow all native restrictions and requirements with security for the total priority. The inclusion of three ‘spare’ occasions on the calendar is a ultimate route of motion within the event that some rallies can’t take shriek and must serene be replaced on the schedule.”
The 2021 ERC calendar also includes the all-Tarmac Rally Islas Canarias, Rally di Roma Capitale and Barum Czech Rally Zlin, which is decided to win fun its 50th edition subsequent August. Rally Hungary is on memoir of escape as the season-deciding spherical in leisurely October, two weeks sooner than previously.