La nueva decoración que Skoda Motorsport ha echo para homenajear al Fabia S2000
E leido que Robert Kubika puede correr con un Ford Fiesta
El letón Reinis Nitišs, tercero del campeonato del mundo de rallycross este año, debutara en rallyes en Liepaja con un Fiesta R2, también se confirma que Gryazin saldrá con unR2 y su hermano con otra unidad igual aunque no se que modelo, y un 208 R2 será para el letón Sirmacis que correrá el ERC Junior
The native of Jēkabpils, Reinis Nitišs, who just concluded his first World Rallycross Championship season by finishing third overall in the Supercar category, will take part in 2015 European Rally Championship event Rally Liepāja. Reinis will be driving a Ford Fiesta R2 prepared by the Latvian rally team Sports Racing Technologies. His coach and co-driver will be Latvian rally champion Māris Neikšāns.
Rally Liepāja will take place on February 6-8, 2015, and Nitišs will be racing a front-wheel drive Ford Fiesta R2 car. The car will be supplied, and taken care of, by Ģirts Krūzmanis and his Sports Racing Technologies crew. All the training process will be led by Māris Neikšāns, who is the director of Neiksans Rally Sport.
“While taking part in the World Rallycross Championship, I understood that there is still a lot to learn in order to repeat what has been achieved in my debut season. As the opening event of the next season is four months away, I am looking for ways to make this time count in the best possible way – by improving my driving skills. I am incredibly happy that we have managed to join the technical expertise of Sports Racing Technologies with the know-how of driver coaching of Māris Neikšāns, and that I will be able to race here in Latvia!
Rally has a lot of unpredictable situations and the road surface can change at any second – this will help to develop my driving skills, as I have to adjust to the varying conditions momentarily. My goal for the race is to drive all the special stages, in order to fully use the opportunity to learn and improve. In this rally, I will not be fighting for the win, instead being in a fight with myself, as there will definitely be situations that I will not have experienced before as a pilot. An example of this is the longest special stage of the rally, which, at 37 kilometers, is roughly the distance that I drive during a full rallycross event,” pragmatic is Reinis Nitišs.
Sports Racing Technologies (SRT) will have four cars taking part in Rally Liepāja. Along with Nitišs, SRT cars will also be driven by Vasily Gryazin, who grabbed second place in Rally Liepāja earlier this year. These two will be accompanied by the three time Latvian rally champion in R2 category Ralfs Sirmacis, and the 17 year old Nikolay Gryazin, who will contest his first ever rally. All four of the drivers will be racing R2 category cars.
“I know how important it is to improve your driving skills, and how much time and resources it takes. Motorsports is not just about having an expensive and powerful car, and having some fun in races.
I will be especially interested to see how the four drivers work together both during testing and in the rally, since each of them has a different approach and experience. Hopefully, they will be able to use this opportunity to learn from each other and improve both on and off the track.
After following Reinis’ progress in the World Rallycross Championship, I have come to the understanding that we, Latvians, know how to manage processes correctly and reach very ambitious goals. On behalf of the SRT team, I can definitely say that we are honoured to provide Reinis with a car and training so that he can better prepare for next season and establish his place among the elite of world rallycross drivers,” – Sports Racing Technologies director, Ģirts Krūzmanis.
This will be the first rally of Reinis’ career, and a two month training program has been made to better prepare for it. Practice in creating pacenotes is already in progress, and that will be a good preparation for the first testing session in a rally car at the end of the year.
“We began a collaboration with Reinis Nitišs in the summer, by doing a few mixed training sessions covering rally and cross elements. According to Reinis, these practices helped him in the upcoming rallycross events. For this reason, I am very happy to join this adventure and will do my best to pass on my knowledge to him.
Rallycross takes place on circuits that are approximately 1.5 kilometers long, but the total stage distance of Rally Liepāja is 206 kilometers and there is no way you can memorize it all. Driving on an unfamiliar road with changing conditions will force Reinis to quickly assess each situation and make split second decisions. Rallying will also help Reinis develop his multitasking skills – driving on the stage, listening to the co-driver and visualizing the next turn all need to be done at the same time.
There are around 20 practice days planned before the race, during which Reinis will have to get a good enough theoretical understanding to be able to benefit from each kilometer of the rally,”Māris Neikšāns, trainer of Neiksans Rally Sport, gives a short look into the training process.
Última edición por m-ast; 18/12/2014 a las 12:54
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The FIA European Rally Championship will get more TV and a prize fund totalling 200,000 Euros when the action begins in Austria from 4-6 January 2015.
ERC promoter Eurosport Events has created a package of financial rewards in partnership with several key stakeholders to assist drivers without manufacturer support competing in the ERC.
It is the first time in recent history that a major international rally championship has offered a season-long prize fund and is another example of how Eurosport Events is assisting drivers and teams contesting the ERC, having previously introduced a number of measures to reduce the cost of competition.
The round-by-round prize fund of 20,000 Euros will be allocated to the seven highest-placed eligible drivers according to the final official classification:
First position: €7000
Second position: €5000
Third position: €3000
Fourth position: €2000
Fifth position: €1000
Sixth position: €1000
Seventh position: €1000
To be eligible, drivers must register for the ERC, receive no manufacturer support*, use tyres from one of the three ERC partner companies (Michelin, Pirelli and Yokohama) and not compete in a Regional Rally Car.
And in more good news for crews chasing ERC success in 2015, Eurosport will increase its coverage of the championship with an exciting new preview show aired the day before every round. This new 13-minute slot is in addition to the 26-minute highlights programmes at the end of each full day of an ERC event, plus the popular Inside ERC magazine show, which is broadcast for 26 minutes on the Tuesday evening after every round.
The rising stars of the ERC Junior Championship will be among those to benefit from the expanded television package. As well as the current 15 minutes dedicated broadcast time on Eurosport, there will be additional coverage of ERC Junior in the new preview programme.
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Es cierto, el ERC debería ser un buen polo de atracción para los pilotos privados o aquellos que quieran hacer sus primeros pinitos con salidas internacionales. Es curioso que, en el resto de Europa, sobretodo Europa Central, muchos pilotos apuesten por correr en el ERC i en cambio, por el Sur no se vea nada más que el Mundial. Cuánto menos curioso... Aquí desde que Ojeda tuvo su IRC o, si me apuras, des de la época de Zanini, el ERC parece muy olvidado. Una pena...
De todos modos, yo ya soy un tali-ERC, así que a mi no me tienen que convencer de nada... jajaja
Eso me pasa a mi , el formato del ERC me gusta desde que Eurosport se hiciera cargo del Irc , todos las rallyes muy disputados con los gallos del campeonato y los locales de turno,....igualdad entre tierra-asfalto....mas repercusion de pilotos privados que en el WRC....
Atob WRC (21/12/2014)
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Vamos, igualito que el Campeonato del Mundo...
A este paso, como Capito se canse del WRC se hará un Polo R5
Los que desarrolLan el Skoda R5 no tienen nada que ver con VW WRC?
asi da gusto con este campeonato
yo espero que eurposport le de mucho juego al ERC,porque se lo merece
Noberasco para el Janner Rally:
Acaba de salir la lista para el Jänner.
También Craig Breen ha revelado programa completo en ERC y WRC-2 con el Peugeot 208 T16
esta bien que le renueven la confianza a craig... y mas con doble programa....