ERC Junior upgrade confirmed
ERC Junior will be split into two separate divisions – ERC Junior Under 27 and ERC Junior Under 28 – from 2017 based on driver age and experience.
The upgrade, which was confirmed at the meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Vienna today, represents an exciting development in the ongoing success of the ERC Junior Championship.
ERC Junior U27 is for drivers under the age of 27 at the start of 2017 competing in R2 cars on Pirelli tyres. With the best four rounds from six counting, the winner will receive a career progression fund worth 100,000 euros to use in ERC Junior U28 in 2018.
Meanwhile, ERC Junior U28 offers the next step on the rallying pyramid for drivers under the age of 28 ahead of 2017. Again totalling six rounds with the best four scores counting, drivers will use R5 cars. The champion will get a drive in a European round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship as a P2 driver in a 2016-specification World Rally Car.