The «RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada» is confirmed as the eighth and final round of this year’s FIA European Rally Championship (ERC), after being added to the calendar.
Rising stars of the ERC will clash with legends of the FIA World Rally Championship when both series come together in the “RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada” between the 20th and 22nd of next October.
The fast circuit-like tarmac roads in the hills of the ‘Costa Daurada’ – just down the coast from Barcelona – will welcome the ERC teams, with the Qualifying Stage on Thursday, before two days of action at background on Friday and Saturday.
The two-day event includes up to 14 special stages totaling 240.60km and will be the longest ERC rally of the season, concluding with the 24.40km El Montmell Power Stage on Saturday. in the afternoon.
Although the ERC round will take place on the same weekend as the WRC, it will be run as a separate event under ERC regulations and the WRC promoter, who owns the commercial rights to both championships, will provide highlights, television and network content. tailored social.
“We are very pleased to announce this event as the last round of this year’s championship,” said Ian Campbell, director of the ERC in the press release released by his organization, who also stressed that “the ERC is committed to raising the profile of young talent who have aspirations to reach the top of the WRC, and the inclusion of Spain as the final test will give them the perfect opportunity to show off their skills.”
The president of the RACC, Josep Mateu, pointed out that “the rally will have a stronger impact than ever and will be the perfect gift for fans to witness the two biggest world championships in the same event.” EFE