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Introducing the FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship

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05.03.19.

The FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship (EHSRC) is a chance to witness some of the most evocative rally machinery from a bygone era in all their glory.

From the Touring Cars and GTs of the ‘50s and ‘60s to Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the ‘70s and finally the unmistakable Groups A, B and N of the ‘80s, the FIA EHSRC is a veritable time machine for rally fans around the world.

There are a mouth watering array of cars entered for the 2019 season including Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4, Porsche Carrera RSR, BMW 2002 ti, Triumph TR8, Alfa Romeo 1750 GTAM, Ford Escort Twincam and Lancia Delta HF Integrale to name just a few.

While historically this huge range of cars never took to the stages together, there is so much more to the EHSRC than recreating the past.  This is a chance for competitors to go head to head on some of the most challenging special stages found anywhere on continental Europe.

2019 EHSRC CALENDAR

The 2019 championship will feature nine events in six European countries, starting in March with Spain’s oldest rally, the Rally Moritz Costa Brava, and concluding in October with the Mecsek Rallye in Hungary, with events in the Czech Republic, Belgium, Austria, Finland and Italy in between.

15-16 March      67th Rally Costa Brava                  ESP                      Asphalt

26-27 April         28th Historic Vltava Rallye           CZE                      Asphalt

23-25 May         11th Rally Asturias Histórico        ESP                      Asphalt

26-29 June         Ypres Historic Rally                      BEL                      Asphalt

18-20 July          Rally Weiz                                      AUT                     Asphalt

9-10 August       Lahti Historic Rally                        FIN                      Gravel

29-31 August     24th Rally Alpi Orientali                ITA                      Asphalt

19-21 Sept         XXXI Rally Elba Storico                 ITA                      Asphalt

11-13 Oct           53rd Mecsek Rallye                       HUN                    Asphalt

CATEGORIES

The competitors are divided into four categories, which are then sub divided into groups depending on engine size and, in the case of Category 1, the age of the car –

Category 1

Road legal cars built between 1/1/1931 and 31/12/ 1957 and Touring / GT cars homologated between 1/1/1958 and 31/12/1969.

Category 2

Touring (T), Competition Touring (CT), Grand Touring (GT) and Competition Grand Touring (GTS) cars of Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4, models homologated between 1/1/1970 and 31/12/1975.

Category 3

Touring (T), Competition Touring (CT), Grand Touring (GT) and Competition Grand Touring (GTS) cars of Groups 1 2, 3 and 4, models homologated between 1/1/1976 and 31/12/1981.

Category 4

Touring (T), Competition Touring (CT), Grand Touring (GT) and Competition Grand Touring (GTS) cars of Groups A, B and N, models homologated between 1/1/1982 and 31/12/1985 (Period J1) and models homologated between 1/1/1986 and 31/12/1990 (Period J2).

COMPETITIONS

Eight of the nine events on the 2019 calendar will be on asphalt while the Lahti Historic Rally in Finland will be on gravel.

 In the 2019 FIA Sporting Regulations competitions may include:

  • Special stages on roads and circuits.
  • The maximum average speed authorised on rally special stages must not exceed 120kph.
  • The total distance of special stages shall be not less than 130km and not more than 200km.
  • Stages on circuits shall not constitute more than 50% of the total distance of special stages.
  • Special stages on roads shall not be longer than 35km each.

CATEGORY POINTS

Category points will be allocated to the classified Drivers and Co-drivers in each category as follows:

  • 1st overall 8 points
  • 2nd overall 6 points
  • 3rd overall 5 points
  • 4th overall 4 points
  • 5th overall 3 points
  • 6th overall 2 points
  • 7th overall 1 point.

Additional Points

  • All starters (Drivers and Co-drivers) in each Category 1 point
  • All classified Driver and Co-driver in each Category 1 point
  • Additionally in Category 1:
    • 1 point for the crew of any car of Period F having started.
    • 2 points for the crew of any car of Period E having started.
    • 3 points for the crew of any car of Period D having started.

CLASS POINTS

Class points will be allocated to the classified Drivers and Co-drivers.  If 2 cars or more did take the start of the Competition in the class:

  • 1st in class 10 points
  • 2nd in class 8 points
  • 3rd in class 6 points
  • 4th in class 5 points
  • 5th in class 4 points
  • 6th in class 3 points
  • 7th in class 2 points
  • 8th in class 1 point.

If fewer than 2 cars did take the start of the Competition in the class:

  • 1st in class 5 points

CLICK HERE for more information on the 2019 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship.

Jeff Carter

Media Delegate

FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship

E: jcarter@fia.com

M: +44 7969157921