*Postponed 55th Azores Rallye gets new September date
*Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras to scramble in early October
*Revised calendar in retaining with impress cut rate efforts
The FIA European Rally Championship’s double-header thought developed by promoter Eurosport Events and sanctioned by motorsport’s world governing body, the FIA, stays in space following the rescheduling of the 55th Azores Rallye and Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras.
Utilizing spectacular all-gravel levels on the island of São Miguel, the 55th Azores Rallye will now accumulate space from September 16-18 with Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras tantalizing to October 1-3. The dates of the opposite six rounds live unchanged.
The 55th Azores Rallye had been attributable to scramble from Also can simply 6-8 nonetheless used to be postponed at the put a matter to of the native health authority following a upward push in COVID-19 instances on the island of São Miguel. The new date for Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras follows a put a matter to from the tournament organising team to scramble their high-tempo gravel tournament one week later than originally planned to live a ways from the beforehand scheduled municipal elections.
FIA European Rally Championship 2021 revised calendar
Spherical 1: 77th Rally Poland (Gravel), June 18-20, 2021 J, A, C, M
Spherical 2: Rally Liepāja (Latvia, gravel), July 1-3, 2021 J, A, C, M
Spherical 3: Rally di Roma Capitale (Italy, asphalt), July 23-25, 2021 J, A, C, M
Spherical 4: 50th Barum Czech Rally Zlín (Asphalt), August 27-29, 2021 J, A, C, M
Spherical 5: 55th Azores Rallye (Gravel), September 16-18, 2021 M
Spherical 6: Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras (Portugal, gravel), October 1-3, 2021 M
Spherical 7: Rally Hungary (Asphalt), October 22-24, 2021 J, A, C
Spherical 8: Rally Islas Canarias (Asphalt), November 18-20, 2021 J, A
J = ERC Junior/ERC3 Junior spherical; A = Abarth Rally Cup spherical; C = Clio Trophy by Toksport WRT spherical; M = ERC-MICHELIN Ability Factory incentives availabl
The ERC’s double-header thought explained
Designed to lower the value of competing in the established feeder category to the FIA World Rally Championship, double-header, same-surface rallies accumulate away the requirement for teams to arrive aid to their respective bases unnecessarily between events which might possibly be scheduled shut collectively by manner of timing and living, and as an more than just a few head to the subsequent rally.
The 2021 ERC season begins with the foremost of two double-headers, ORLEN 77th Rally Poland (June 18-20) and Rally Liepāja (July 1-3). Following the Polish spherical, a score parking facility for the storage of rally autos, transporters, trailers and any strengthen autos will be made on hand for teams to use freed from impress sooner than the walk from Poland to Latvia one week later.
The gravel-basically based 55th Azores Rallye (September 16-18) and Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras (October 1-3), impression the ERC’s 2nd grouped tournament configuration for 2021. Following the completion of the 55th Azores Rallye, a vessel will leave São Miguel island for town of Porto, located 40 kilometres from Fafe, the set up a score parking facility will be organized for teams contesting Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras two weeks later.
Jean-Baptiste Ley, ERC Co-ordinator, Eurosport Events, acknowledged: “Making the FIA ERC as inexpensive as you can mediate of has continually been a precedence and we hope the double-header thought will impression precise impress savings for our teams and drivers. Whereas it used to be you can mediate of to defend the community-tournament format for 77th Rally Poland and Rally Liepāja, the postponement of the 55th Azores Rallye from Also can simply created several challenges that had to be overcome so the double-header with Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras might possibly live in space. Following the massive effort and cooperation between a more than just a few of organisations, this has been you can mediate of, and we thank the FIA, the Portuguese ASN, FPAK, the Government of the Azores and the authorities in and spherical Fafe for accommodating these changes, which maintain been made with basically the most efficient pursuits of the ERC and the two events in question at heart. Keep in mind that, Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras is now scheduled on the same date as Finland’s spherical of the FIA World Rally Championship, which is an unavoidable consequence of the fluid nature of the worldwide motorsport calendar resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are totally gay that these two properly established events taking space on reverse facets of Europe with a time difference of two hours will both be extremely successful.”