Connect with us

Rally Report Magazine Argentina 13 años

JETSETTER LAPPI FLIES TO GLORY ON SWISS ERC FINALE

Published

on

This post is also available in: English (Inglés) Deutsch (Alemán) Español

ERC A FULL 2013

Rally International du Valais, Martigny 07-09 11 2013

9 November

DAY REPORT: 2013 FIA European Rally Championship, round 12 of 12
Rallye International du Valais (Switzerland)
Leg three, Saturday 9 November

*Victory for ŠKODA driver six days after China Rally Longyou success
*Gonon wins ERC Production Car Cup for Subaru, Michel takes ERC 2WD laurels
*Ancian receives Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy following charging drive

The all-action 2013 FIA European Rally Championship reached its climax in Switzerland this afternoon with rising star Esapekka Lappi underlining his huge potential by winning an action-packed Rallye International du Valais alongside co-driver Janne Ferm.

Lappi began Saturday’s final leg – the longest of the rally at 146.30 kilometres – with an advantage of 43.7s over Andreas Aigner. Although Aigner trimmed Lappi’s lead to 35.7s when the ŠKODA Motorsport ace overshot a junction this morning, the Finn’s tenure of top spot was never truly threatened and he cemented his second ERC victory by going fastest of all on the final stage in his Michelin-shod Fabia Super 2000.

“It’s been quite a good two weeks,” said Lappi, who won the China Rally Longyou six days ago. “I never believed I would win here and this is absolutely fantastic. For sure it’s special on Tarmac, my first proper win. It’s very good to end the season like this. We’re improving on Tarmac and this is good for next season. The plan for next year is to do some races with ŠKODA. I have a contract with them and the ERC would be a good option.”

Florian Gonon secured ERC Production Car Cup honours after fellow Subaru Impreza R4 STI driver Aigner crashed out one kilometre from the start of stage 14. Sylvain Michel clinched the ERC 2WD spoils in a Citroën DS3 R3T by overhauling Laurent Reuche on the final stage when the two-time Valais winner’s Renault Clio R3 developed an engine fault. Ekaterina Stratieva won the ERC Ladies’ Trophy, while there were strong performances from GPD Mit Metal Racing Team and Team Renault Sport Technologies.

While Lappi shone out front, Aigner was also hugely impressive in his production-based Subaru. The Austrian was second overall when he hit trouble. While he and driver Barbara Watzl were uninjured, their Yokohama-shod car suffered extensive damage and they retired. Watzl’s non-finish means Aigner’s former navigator Jürgen Heigl wins the ERC Production Car Cup for Co-drivers*.

“We said we would try today because Andi is already the Production champion,” explained Aigner’s team boss Manfred Stohl. “We never give up but finally luck was not on our side. It’s very disappointing because it was a great performance by them.”

With Aigner out, Olivier Burri moved into second place with Vasily Gryazin climbing to third. Unfortunately for Russian teenager Gryazin, a crash close to the start of stage 15 left his Ford Fiesta S2000 sporting damage to the rear. Although Burri began the final two stages more than one minute clear of Craig Breen, an engine misfire robbed his Fiesta RRC of vital power. But the eight-time Valais winner held on to the runner-up spot albeit by a significantly reduced margin of eight seconds following a tense finale. “It was getting worse and worse on the last two stages,” said Burri. “I don’t know if we would have finished if we had another stage.”

For Breen, his capture of the final podium spot marked a reversal of fortune after a time penalty and broken powersteering added more than three minutes to his total time and dropped him out of contention for victory. His failure to score the 27 points needed to overhaul Bryan Bouffier in the battle to finish runner-up to champion Jan Kopecký in the final standings* means he settles for third in the overall classification.

“Third place is not what I came here for or hoped for before the rally,” said Breen. “It’s not an improvement from the beginning of the season but taking everything into account it’s not so bad.”

Peugeot Rally Academy team-mate Jérémi Ancian was saddled by four minutes of penalty but fought back from this setback and a puncture on stage 14, which he stopped to change, to snatch fourth spot from Jaroslav Orsák on the last stage. Ancian scored a total of seven stage wins in his 207 Super 2000, including both runs through the new Verbier stage today. His battling performance earned him the prestigious Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy.

Orsák, meanwhile, marked his first ERC appearance in a Fabia S2000 and his comeback from injury with fifth place and a stage win for GPD Mit Metal Racing Team. Nicolas Althaus finished sixth with Gonon seventh and Pascal Perroud eighth after a minor off-road excursion. Behind ERC 2WD winner Sylvain Michel in ninth, Romain Salinas came home a highly creditable 10th overall on his ERC debut for Team Renault Sport Technologies. Stéphane Lefebvre was leading the R2 category when he retired with engine failure on his Peugeot 208.

Rally International du Valais, Martigny 07-09 11 2013

The 2014 ERC season begins in Austria with the 31 Int. Jännerrallye, Oberösterreich from 3-5 January followed by Rally Liepāja in Latvia from 31 January-2 February.

WATCH INSIDE ERC ON EUROSPORT: TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 23:15hrs-23:45hrs CET

TOP 10 POSITIONS (after 18 stages, 287.84 kilometres)
1 Esapekka Lappi (FIN)/Janne Ferm (FIN) ŠKODA Fabia S2000 3h13m42.8s
2 Olivier Burri (CHE)/André Saucy (CHE) Ford Fiesta RRC +3m28.2s
3 Craig Breen (IRL)/Lara Vanneste (BEL) Peugeot 207 S2000 +3m36.2s
4 Jérémi Ancian (FRA)/Olivier Vitrani (FRA) Peugeot 207 S2000 +6m21.1s
5 Jaroslav Orsák (CZE)/Lukáš Kostka (CZE) ŠKODA Fabia S2000 +6m26.7s
6 Nicolas Althaus (CHE)/Alain Ioset (CHE) Peugeot 207 S2000 +6m42.9s
7 Florian Gonon (CHE)/Michel Horgnies (CHE) Subaru Impreza R4 STI +7m57.7s
8 Pascal Perroud (CHE)/Quentin Marchand (CHE) Peugeot 207 S2000 +13m59.9s
9 Sylvain Michel (CHE)/Sandra Arlettaz (CHE) Citroën DS3 R3T +13m17.7s
10 Romain Salinas (FRA)/Benjamin Micheli (FRA) Renault Mégane R.S. N4 +14m12.4s

ERC Production Car Cup:
Florian Gonon (CHE)/Michel Horgnies (CHE) Subaru Impreza R4 STI
ERC 2WD Championship:
Sylvain Michel (CHE)/Sandra Arlettaz (CHE) Citroën DS3 R3T
Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy:
Jérémi Ancian (FRA)

RALLY LEADERS
SS1: Jérémi Ancian and Craig Breen
SS2: Craig Breen
SS3: Andreas Aigner
SS4-SS18: Esapekka Lappi

STAGE WINNERS
Day one (Thursday 7 November, 30.80 kilometres):
SS1: Crans-Montana (11.66kms): Overall: Ancian and Breen/PC: Aigner/2WD: Michel
SS2: Anzère (12.96kms): Breen/Aigner/Michel
SS3: Les Casernes 1 (6.18kms): Lappi/Aigner/Michel

Day two (Friday 8 November, 110.74 kilometres):
SS4: Vercorin 1 (26.58kms): Ancian/Aigner/Reuche
SS5: Veysonnaz 1 (13.62kms): Ancian/Aigner/Reuche
SS6: Nendaz 1 (12.08kms): Ancian/Aigner/Reuche
SS7: Vercorin 2 (26.58kms): Lappi/Aigner/Reuche
SS8: Veysonnaz 2 (13.62kms): Lappi/Aigner/Reuche
SS9: Nendaz 2 (12.08kms): Ancian/Aigner/Reuche
SS10: Les Casernes 2 (6.18kms): Orsák/Aigner/Michel

Day three (Saturday 9 November, 146.30 kilometres):
SS11: Champex 1 (9.53kms): Breen/Aigner/Michel
SS12: Bruson 1 (19.96kms): Breen/Aigner/Reuche
SS13: Verbier 1 (15.52kms): Ancien/Aigner/Stage cancelled for ERC 2WD crews
SS14: Les Cols (37.13kms): Breen/Gonon/Reuche
SS15: Champex 1 (9.53kms): Breen/Gonon/Michel
SS16: Bruson 1 (19.96kms): Lappi/Gonon/Reuche
SS17: Verbier 1 (15.52kms): Ancian/Gonon/Reuche
SS18: Col des Planches (25.15kms): Lappi/Gonon/Michel

KEY STATISTICS
ERC rally wins in 2013: Jan Kopecký 6; Giandomenico Basso 1; Bryan Bouffier 1; Kajetan Kajetanowicz 1; Jari Ketomaa 1; Esapekka Lappi 1; Freddy Loix 1.

ERC stage wins in 2013: Jan Kopecký 49; Bryan Bouffier 25; Craig Breen 23; Robert Kubica 18; Jari Ketomaa 8; Jérémi Ancian 7; Esapekka Lappi 6; Freddy Loix 6; Kajetan Kajetanowicz 5; Roman Kresta 4; Raimund Baumschlager 3; Andreas Aigner 2; Paolo Andreucci 2; François Delecour 2; Martin Kangur 2; Bernardo Sousa 2; Pieter Tsjoen 2; Pavel Valoušek 2; Giandomenico Basso 1; Jan Černý 1; Beppo Harrach 1; Luis Monzón 1; Ricardo Moura 1; Jaroslav Orsák 1; Hayden Paddon 1; Václav Pech 1; Umberto Scandola 1; Juraj Šebalj 1.

ERC event winners in 2013
01: International Jännerrallye (Austria)
Jan Kopecký (CZE)/Pavel Dresler (CZE) ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000
ERC Production Car Cup:
Beppo Harrach (AUT)/Leopold Welsersheimb (AUT) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
ERC 2WD Championship:
Hannes Danzinger (AUT)/Kathi Wüstenhagen (GER) Renault Clio R3

02: Rally Liepāja-Ventspils (Latvia)
Jari Ketomaa (FIN)/Kaj Lindström (FIN) Ford Fiesta RRC
ERC Production Car Cup:
Vytautas Švedas (LIT)/Žilvinas Sakalauskas (LIT) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
ERC 2WD Championship:
Risto Immonen (FIN)/Mikko Lukka (FIN) Citroën C2 R2 Max

03: Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés (Spain)
Jan Kopecký (CZE)/Pavel Dresler (CZE) ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000
ERC Production Car Cup:
Andreas Aigner (AUT)/Jürgen Heigl (AUT) Subaru Impreza R4 STI
ERC 2WD Championship:
Gorka Antxustegi (ESP)/Alberto Iglesias (ESP) Suzuki Swift Sport S1600
ERC Ladies’ Trophy:
Ekaterina Stratieva (BGR) Citroën C2 R2

04: SATA Rallye Açores (Portugal)
Jan Kopecký (CZE)/Pavel Dresler (CZE) ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000
ERC Production Car Cup:
Alessandro Bruschetta (ITA)/Justin Bardini (ITA) Subaru Impreza R4 STI
ERC 2WD Championship:
Zoltán Bessenyey (HUN)/Yulianna Nyirfas (HUN) Honda Civic Type R
ERC Ladies’ Trophy:
No eligible driver was classified in the final results

05: Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse (France)
Bryan Bouffier (FRA)/Xavier Panseri (FRA) Peugeot 207 Super 2000
ERC Production Car Cup:
Andreas Aigner (AUT)/Jürgen Heigl (AUT) Subaru Impreza R4 STI
ERC 2WD Championship:
Kornél Lukács (HUN)/Mark Mesterhazi (HUN) Citroën C2 R2 Max
ERC Ladies’ Trophy:
Molly Taylor (AUS) Citroën DS3 R3T

06: Geko Ypres Rally (Belgium)
Freddy Loix (BEL)/Frédéric Miclotte (BEL) ŠKODA Fabia S2000
ERC Production Car Cup:
Andy Lefevere (BEL)/Andy Vangheluwe (BEL) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
ERC 2WD Championship:
Xavier Baugnet (BEL)/Eric Borguet (BEL) Peugeot 208 R2
ERC Ladies’ Trophy:
Melissa Debackere (BEL) Peugeot 207 S2000

07: Sibiu Rally (Romania)
Jan Kopecký (CZE)/Pavel Dresler (CZE) ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000
ERC Production Car Cup:
Toshi Arai (JPN)/Anthony McLoughlin (AUS) Subaru Impreza R4 STI
ERC 2WD Championship:
Sebastian Barbu (ROU)/Horatiu Baltador (ROU) Citroën DS3 R3T
ERC Ladies’ Trophy:
Molly Taylor (AUS) Citroën DS3 R3T

08: Barum Czech Rally Zlín (Czech Republic)
Jan Kopecký (CZE)/Pavel Dresler (CZE) ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000
ERC Production Car Cup:
Miroslav Jakeš (CZE)/Igor Norek (CZE) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
ERC 2WD Championship:
Jan Černý (CZE)/Pavel Kohout (CZE) Peugeot 208 R2
ERC Ladies’ Trophy:
Molly Taylor (AUS) Citroën DS3 R3T

09: LOTOS 70 Rally Poland
Kajetan Kajetanowicz (POL)/Jarosław Baran (POL) Ford Fiesta R5
ERC Production Car Cup:
Dominykas Butvilas (LTU)/Renatas Vaitkevičius (LTU) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX R4
ERC 2WD Championship:
Radosław Raczkowski (POL)/Łukasz Gwiazda (POL) Citroën DS3 R3T
ERC Ladies’ Trophy:
Molly Taylor (AUS) Citroën DS3 R3T

10: Croatia Rally
Jan Kopecký (CZE)/Pavel Dresler (CZE) ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000
ERC Production Car Cup:
Andreas Aigner (AUT)/Barbara Watzl (AUT) Subaru Impreza R4 STI
ERC 2WD Championship:
Aleks Humar (SVN)/Florjan Rus (SVN) Renault Clio R3
ERC Ladies’ Trophy:
Asja Zupanc (SVN) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX

11: Rallye Sanremo (Italy)
Giandomenico Basso (ITA)/Mitia Dotta (ITA) Peugeot 207 Super 2000
ERC Production Car Cup:
Federico Gasperetti (ITA)/Federico Ferrari (ITA) Renault Mégane R.S. N4
ERC 2WD Championship:
Alex Vittalini (ITA)/Sara Tavecchio (ITA) Citroën DS3 R3T

12: Rallye International du Valais (Switzerland)
Esapekka Lappi (FIN)/Janne Ferm (ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000)
ERC Production Car Cup:
Florian Gonon (CHE)/Michel Horgnies (CHE) Subaru Impreza R4 STI
ERC 2WD Championship:
Sylvain Michel (CHE)/Sandra Arlettaz (CHE) Citroën DS3 R3T
ERC Ladies’ Trophy:
Ekaterina Stratieva (BUL)

CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS
Go to www.fiaerc.com for the championship positions following round 12 of 12.

ERC Champions in 2013*
FIA European Rally Championship for Drivers: Jan Kopecký (CZE)
FIA European Rally Championship for Co-drivers: Pavel Dresler (CZE)
FIA European Rally Championship for Teams: GPD Mit Metal Racing Team (CZE)
FIA Production Car Cup for Drivers: Andreas Aigner (AUT)
FIA Production Car Cup for Co-drivers: Jürgen Heigl (AUT)
FIA Production Car Cup for Teams: Napoca Rally Academy (ROU)
FIA 2WD Championship for Drivers: Zoltán Bessenyey (HUN)
FIA 2WD Championship for Co-drivers: Yulianna Nyirfás (HUN)
FIA 2WD Championship for Teams: Eurosol-Honda Civic Type R (HUN)
FIA ERC Ladies’ Trophy: Molly Taylor (AUS)

*Subject to confirmation of the results by the FIA

 

 

 

Media FIA ERC 2013
www.fiaerc.com
Admin and Translation:
Pablo MACHI
Media & Comunication TGS Worldwide
ttps://www.facebook.com/TGS-Worldwide
www.tonigardemeister.com
Media Toni Gardemeister Driving Academy
http://www.facebook.com/ToniGardemeisterDrivingAcademy
Rally Report Magazine Argentina
https://www.facebook.com/MalocRacingComunication
www.facebook.com/RallyReportMagazine
www.facebook.com/RallyReportMagazineArgentina
www.facebook.com/RallyReportWRC
www.rallyreportwrc.com
www.rallyreportnewsworld.com
www.rallyreportnews.com.ar
www.rallyreportmagazine.com.ar
Fotos Exclusivas:
André Lavadinho
https://www.facebook.com/AndreLavadinhoatWorld
www.lavadinho.com

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Rally Report Magazine Argentina 13 años

VERDAD O MENTIRA, LA POSIBILIDAD DE VODAFONE EN EL TEAM M-SPORT DE CARA AL WRC 2014

Published

on

This post is also available in: English (Inglés) Deutsch (Alemán) Español

WRC A FULL 2013 / 2014

131025_elfyn

29 de Diciembre 2013

Cuando todo indicaba que la firma inglesa que distribuye y arma en sus instalaciones de Cumbria, los autos que representan a la compañía norteamericana del ovalo en el WRC, o sea Ford desde 1997 con la responsable gestión de Malcom Wilson, en el día de ayer surgió la versión que su empresa habría acordado un contrato de tres años con Vodafone para participar cómo patrocinador principal de la escuadra británica en el campeonato del mundo de rallyes que organiza la FIA a partir del mítico Rally de Montecarlo a mediados de enero.
Pero al parecer no es tan concreta la opción cómo se vislumbraba para la sustitución del patrocinio de Qatar, tras la determinación del príncipe qatarí, Nasser Al-Attiyah, de dejar de lado por un año la actividad rallística y centrarse al certamen ecuménico de Rally Raid con el equipo alemán que conduce Sven Quandt, X-Raid Team. Mirando el objetivo máximo la edición del Dakar Argentina, Bolivia y Chile 2014 con el MINI ALL4 Racing.
Con esta incertidumbre comenzará M-Sport, el año en el Rally Mundial, si o no Vodafone en los laterales de los competitivos Fiesta RS WRC del finlandés Mikko Hirvonen, el inglés Elfyn Evans, en el día de su cumpleaños número 25 y el polaco Robert Kubica, quien entreno en esta jornada en Europa con vistas a su debut en el ERC Janner Rally con la Fiesta versión RRC by M-Sport con el apoyo del lubricante de su país, Lotos.

Debuts-en-WRC-pour-Elfyn-Evans_articlethumbnail

msport-610x400

vlotos2

 

 

 

Pablo MACHI

Media & Comunication TGS Worldwide
ttps://www.facebook.com/TGSWorldwide
www.tonigardemeister.com
Media Toni Gardemeister Driving Academy
http://www.facebook.com/ToniGardemeisterDrivingAcademy
Rally Report Magazine Argentina
https://www.facebook.com/MalocRacingComunication
www.facebook.com/RallyReportMagazine
www.facebook.com/RallyReportMagazineArgentina
www.facebook.com/RallyReportWRC
www.rallyreportwrc.com
www.rallyreportnewsworld.com
www.rallyreportnews.com.ar
www.rallyreportmagazine.com.ar

Continue Reading

Rally Report Magazine Argentina 13 años

FIA ERC 2014: EVENT PREVIEW 31 INT.JANNERRALLYE

Published

on

This post is also available in: English (Inglés) Deutsch (Alemán) Español

ERC A FULL 2014

FIA ERC 2014 event preview: 31 Int. Jannerrallye, Oberosterreich

vlotos8

28 December 2013

EVENT PREVIEW: 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round one of 12
31 Int. Jännerrallye, Oberösterreich, 3-5 January 2014 (Austria)

ERC Ice Masters to chase success on 2014 season-opener in Austria

Some of Europe’s best drivers will prove their worth as Ice Masters when the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship powers into action on the 31 Int. Jännerrallye, Oberösterreich from 3-5 January 2014.

The asphalt showcase, which first ran in 1969 and attracted 100,000 spectators when it hosted the opening round of the 2013 ERC, is based in Freistadt, 40 kilometres north of the city of Linz in Upper Austria. The stages in the spectacular Mühlviertel region use fast, undulating country roads, with ice and snow adding to the challenge facing the crews.

As well as counting as the first event of the 12-round ERC schedule, which will enjoy extensive coverage on Eurosport, the rally is also the opening event of the Austrian and Czech championship seasons. It provides the first opportunity for drivers to chase ERC Ice Master points, an exciting new initiative developed by ERC promoter Eurosport Events.

Close on 50 cars are entered for the international section of the Jännerrallye with Formula One race winner turned rallying superstar Robert Kubica the top seed in his Ford Fiesta RRC. The entry list also includes Austria’s ERC Production Car Cup champion Andreas Aigner, his ERC 2WD title-winning counterpart Zoltán Bessenyey from Hungary, plus the national champions from Austria (Raimund Baumschlager), Czech Republic (Václav Pech) and Poland (Kajetan Kajetanowicz).

The event features 18 stages over a competitive distance of 245.60 kilometres. A Qualifying Stage, held on the morning of Friday 3 January, will be used to decide the starting order among the priority drivers.

vlotos5

ERC aces to make performance step
Several ERC regulars will be taking a step up in performance in Austria. Andreas Aigner, Robert Consani and Hermann Neubauer are among those sampling more advanced machinery than they used in 2013, with Aigner and Consani both competing in Peugeot 207 Super 2000s and Neubauer armed with a Subaru Impreza R4 STI for the first time. Meanwhile, ERC 2WD runner-up Kornél Lukács will switch to a four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX having campaigned a Citroën C2R2 in 2013.

R5 cars out in force in the ERC
Three new-generation Ford Fiesta R5s are entered with Czech drivers Roman Odložilík and Pavel Valoušek, plus top Pole Kajetan Kajetanowicz all competing in the M-Sport-built cars. Valoušek scored the first ERC stage win for an R5-specification car last season, while Kajetanowicz bagged the car’s maiden outright victory in the ERC.

Young ERC hopefuls out to impress
Several future stars will be in action including young Latvian promise Vasily Gryazin, emerging Czech talent Jan Černý, rated Hungarian Kornél Lukács, rising Ukrainian Vitaly Pushkar, German hope Raffael Sulzinger and Simone Tempestini, the current Romanian Junior champion. Černý, Lukács, Pushkar and Tempestini will all be in contention for ERC Production Car Cup honours, where rapid Austrian Beppo Harrach is expected to provide their strongest opposition.

Tarabus to start ERC adventure in Austria
Jaromír Tarabus, a frontrunner in the Czech championship for several seasons, will begin his ERC campaign on the Jännerrallye, one of as many as eight rounds that Tarabus is due to tackle in his Kresta Racing-prepared ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000. Compatriot and European championship regular Antonín Tlusťák is also expected to contest several ERC rounds in 2014 in a Fabia.

Danhelová and Stratieva to chase ERC Ladies’ Trophy honours
Martina Danhelová and Ekaterina Stratieva will battle for ERC Ladies’ Trophy honours in Austria. Stratieva finished runner-up to 2013 champion Molly Taylor, while Danhelová made a one-off ERC appearance in her native Czech Republic last term.

What’s new in the ERC in 2014?
New rallies, new categories and new awards are all in store for the ERC in 2014. The Acropolis Rally, the Circuit of Ireland Rally, auto24 Rally Estonia and the Cyprus Rally are all new for the upcoming season, while Sibiu Rally Romania becomes a winter event. The FIA ERC Junior Championship will get underway on Rally Liepāja in late January; the ERC Manufacturers’ Cup begins in 2014, while surface specialists will be rewarded with the creation of the new ERC Asphalt, Gravel and Ice Master accolades.

VAIGNER2

Q&A: ANDREAS AIGNER
ERC Production Car Cup champion steps up for home rally

A new year and a new car – how much experience do you have of your Peugeot 207 Super 2000?
“Not so much. I did some kilometres in a Race of Champions-style event on a rallycross track in Austria but for sure we will do a test before the rally because it is very important to prepare for the wet, icy and snowy roads you get on this event so you can get the confidence.”

So it sounds like the weather will be a big factor?
“It means there cannot be one real favourite for the victory because it is so easy to make a mistake and go off the road or to make the wrong tyre choice and lose one minute. The weather is changing all the time and it is not easy to be on the right tyres at the right time.”

Your choice of car gives you the chance to start the 2014 ERC season with an overall victory…
“Although it’s my home event I don’t have so much experience on these roads and there are a lot of good drivers doing this rally, including really strong drivers from Austria and Czech Republic. They know the stages very well and will be very fast.”

Is this a one-off drive or is there a chance that you will do more ERC events in this car?
“We don’t know yet. I am very happy to be at the start in this car and I will look forward to this but we are still waiting on decisions from some sponsors before we can look ahead for the rest of the season.”

How crucial will a strong result be in your efforts to secure more backing?
“Of course a good result is important but I don’t think it will make a big difference. The most important thing is to compete in the European Rally Championship when it comes to your country.”

FIVE FACTS
*History was made on the Jännerrallye in 1981 when a four-wheel-drive car was used in competition for the first time. Driving an Audi Quattro, Franz Wittmann won by a margin of more than 20 minutes.
*Speaking of iconic rally cars, event regular Stig Blomqvist will drive a Quattro course car as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of his world rally title triumph in 1984.
*The first Jännerrallye took place in 1969 but a lack of finance meant there was no event between 1986 and 2001. The event didn’t run in 2010 due to a permit issue.
*Ernst Haneder is a baker in Jännerrallye host town Freistadt when he’s not competing. A brush with a telegraph pole ended his hopes of a finish last season.
*Apple strudel and Wiener schnitzel are two popular Austrian dishes. In Upper Austria, dumplings are a favourite, while the Linzer Torte is a cake made from ground nuts and raspberry jam.

ON THIS RALLY IN 2013
ŠKODA driver Jan Kopecký claimed what would be the first of six ERC victories during his title-winning season by repeating his Jännerrallye triumph of 12 months previously. In a dramatic finish, Kopecký beat Bryan Bouffier (Peugeot 207 S2000) to victory by half a second after he fought back from a late puncture. Multiple Austrian champion Raimund Baumschlager finished third. Austria’s Beppo Harrach clinched the Colin McRae Flat Out Trophy for his performance to win the ERC Production Car Cup. Hannes Danzinger recovered from a puncture to win ERC 2WD in a Renault Clio.

h6A14

EVENT ESSENTIALS
Starts: 19:30hrs, Friday 3 January, Messehalle, Freistadt
Finishes: 17:28hrs, Sunday 5 January, Messehalle, Freistadt
Headquarters: Messehalle, Stieranger 8, 4240 Freistadt
Service park: Stieranger, 4240 Freistadt
Facts and figures:
Entries received: 49
ERC appearances: Three (since restructuring of ERC in 2004)
Stages: 18
Stage distance: 245.60 kilometres (138.40 kilometres leg one, 107.20 kilometres leg two)
Liaison: 579.26 kilometres
Total: 824.86 kilometres
Surface: Snow and ice-coated asphalt

MEDIA EVENTS AND INFORMATION (all timings CET)
Media accreditation and media centre:
Wirschaftskammer (WKO building), Linzer Straße 11, 4240 Freistadt
Accreditation times:
07:30hrs-22:00hrs, Friday 3 January
07:30hrs-22:00hrs, Saturday 4 January
Media centre opening times:
07:30hrs-22:00hrs, Friday 3 January
07:30hrs-22:00hrs, Saturday 4 January
07:30hrs-22:00hrs, Sunday 5 January

Free Practice (for FIA/ERC priority drivers): 09:30hrs, Friday 3 January, Freistadt Trölsberg (1.99-kilometre stage approximately three kilometres from the event service park)
Qualifying Stage (for FIA/ERC priority drivers): 10:30hrs, Friday 3 January, Freistadt Trölsberg
Shakedown (for all other drivers): 11:00hrs-15:00hrs, Friday 3 January, Freistadt Trölsberg
Driver photo/interview opportunity: 14:00hrs-15:00hrs, Friday 3 January, Pferdeeisenbahn Museum, Kerschbaum 61, 4261 Rainbach (eight kilometres from service park)
Presentation of competing cars: 16:00hrs, Friday 3 January, Stadtplatz, Freistadt
Start order selection: 16:30hrs, Friday 3 January, Stadtplatz, Freistadt
FIA Action for Road Safety photocall: 16:40hrs approx., Friday 3 January, Stadtplatz, Freistadt
Pre-event press conference: 17:15hrs, Friday 3 January, Wirschaftskammer (WKO building), Linzer Straße 11, 4240 Freistadt (200 metres from the service park)
Ceremonial start: 19:30hrs, Friday 3 January, Messehalle, Stieranger, 4240 Freistadt
Post-event press conference: 18:30hrs, Sunday 5 January, Messehalle, Stieranger, 4240 Freistadt, Austria. Top-three drivers and co-drivers in attendance
Event media contact: Armin Holenia, holenia@aon.at, +43 6642012700
Television coverage: Daily highlights will be broadcast on Eurosport. Go to the Watch it on TV section of www.fiaerc.com for more information
ERC Rally Radio: Live throughout the event at www.fiaerc.com or through the ERC app
Results, standings, live timing and text commentary: www.fiaerc.com

FIA EUROPEAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 - RALLYE ISLAS CANARIAS

 

 

 

Media FIA ERC 2014
https://www.facebook.com/FiaEuropeanRallyChampionship
www.fiaerc.com

Admin and Translation:

Pablo MACHI

Media & Comunication TGS Worldwide
ttps://www.facebook.com/TGSWorldwide
www.tonigardemeister.com
Media Toni Gardemeister Driving Academy
http://www.facebook.com/ToniGardemeisterDrivingAcademy
Rally Report Magazine Argentina
https://www.facebook.com/MalocRacingComunication
www.facebook.com/RallyReportMagazine
www.facebook.com/RallyReportMagazineArgentina
www.facebook.com/RallyReportWRC
www.rallyreportwrc.com
www.rallyreportnewsworld.com
www.rallyreportnews.com.ar
www.rallyreportmagazine.com.ar

Photos: Daniel Fessl / https://www.facebook.com/Rallyepics

Continue Reading

Rally Report Magazine Argentina 13 años

VODAFONE SERÁ EL SOPORTE Y AUSPICIANTE DE M-SPORT EN EL WRC 2014

Published

on

This post is also available in: English (Inglés) Deutsch (Alemán) Español

WRC A FULL 2013 / 2014

vfordwrc14

28 de Diciembre 2013

Vodafone será el patrocinador oficial de M-Sport a partir del Rally blanco de Suecia, valido por el FIA World Rally Championship 2014 en el mes de febrero en los Ford Fiesta RS WRC de Mikko Hirvonen, Elfyn Evans y Robert Kubica.

https://www.facebook.com/FordMotusItaly

Pablo MACHI

Media & Comunication TGS Worldwide
ttps://www.facebook.com/TGSWorldwide
www.tonigardemeister.com
Media Toni Gardemeister Driving Academy
http://www.facebook.com/ToniGardemeisterDrivingAcademy
Rally Report Magazine Argentina
https://www.facebook.com/MalocRacingComunication
www.facebook.com/RallyReportMagazine
www.facebook.com/RallyReportMagazineArgentina
www.facebook.com/RallyReportWRC
www.rallyreportwrc.com
www.rallyreportnewsworld.com
www.rallyreportnews.com.ar
www.rallyreportmagazine.com.ar

Continue Reading

Trending