2014 European Rally Championship

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2014 European Rally Championship
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The 2014 European Rally Championship season was the 62nd season of the FIA European Rally Championship, the European continental championship series in rallying. The season was also the second following the merger between the European Rally Championship and the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

The season started in Austria on January 3, with the Internationale Jänner Rallye and finished in November 8 in Tour de Corse. Esapekka Lappi (Škoda Fabia S2000) was the 2014 European Champion.

In addition to the championship title, the series introduced three additional trophies, with one for each surface type. The "Ice Master" trophy was awarded to the driver who scores the most points on snow events, while the "Gravel Master" trophy was presented to the driver who scores the most points on gravel rallies, and the driver who scores the most points on tarmac events won the "Asphalt Master" trophy.[1]

For the Ice Master were accounted the result of winter rallies in Austria and Latvia. The Gravel Masters was composed by Acropolis (2nd sector only), Azores, Estonia and Cyprus while the Asphalt Master was contested in Acropolis (1st sector only), Ireland, Ypres, the Czech Republic, Valais and Corsica.[1][2]

Calendar[edit]

The calendar for the 2014 season initially featured twelve rallies.[2]

Round Dates Rally name Surface Mini-Series
1 3–5 January Austria Internationale Jänner Rallye Mixed Ice Master
2 31 January–2 February Latvia Rally Liepāja–Ventspils Mixed Ice Master
3 28–30 March Greece Acropolis Rally Mixed Gravel Master
4 17–19 April Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland Circuit of Ireland Tarmac Asphalt Master
5 15–17 May Portugal SATA Rallye Açores Gravel Gravel Master
6 19–21 June Belgium GEKO Ypres Rally Tarmac Asphalt Master
7 17–19 July Estonia Rally Estonia Gravel Gravel Master
8 29–31 August Czech Republic Barum Czech Rally Zlín Tarmac Asphalt Master
9 19–21 September Cyprus Cyprus Rally Mixed Gravel Master
10 9–11 October1 Romania Sibiu Rally Romania Gravel Gravel Master
11 23–25 October Switzerland Rallye International du Valais Mixed Asphalt Master
12 6–8 November France Tour de Corse Tarmac Asphalt Master

Notes:

  • ^1  – Sibiu Rally Romania was supposed to be run in late February, but was postponed due to the weather conditions for October, and later was cancelled.

Calendar Changes[edit]

Selected entries[edit]

Icon Cup
L Ladies Trophy
J ERC Junior Cup
2WD ERC 2WD Cup
P ERC Production Cup
Notable entry list
Constructor Car Team Driver Co-driver Rounds
Citroën Citroën DS3 RRC France PH Sport France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri 2–3
France Abu Dhabi Racing United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi United Kingdom Chris Patterson 9
Citroën DS3 R5 Belgium Top Teams by MY Racing France Sébastien Chardonnet France Thibault de la Haye 7
Ford Ford Fiesta RRC United Kingdom RK M-Sport World Rally Team Poland Robert Kubica Poland Maciek Szczepaniak 1
Qatar Qatar World Rally Team Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Giovanni Bernacchini 9
Saudi Arabia Yazeed Racing Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr 9
France GP Racing France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri 11
France First Motorsport France Stéphane Sarrazin France Jacques-Julien Renucci 11
Ford Fiesta S2000 Lithuania Sport Racing Technologies Russia Vasiliy Gryazin Russia Dmitriy Chumak 1–2
Ford Fiesta R5 Poland Lotos Rally Team Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Poland Jarosław Baran 1–3, 5, 8–11
Estonia MM Motorsport Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Raigo Mõlder 7
Peugeot Peugeot 207 S2000 Austria Stohl Racing Austria Andreas Aigner Austria Barbara Watzl 1
Italy Delta Rally Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Carlos Magalhães 3, 5–6
France Robert Consani France Vincent Landais 1–4
France Peugeot Rally Academy Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Scott Martin 2
Peugeot 208 T16 R5 France Peugeot Rally Academy Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Scott Martin 3–6, 8–11
Netherlands Kevin Abbring United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall 3–6, 8, 10–11
Italy Delta Rally Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Carlos Magalhães 8–11
Mini Mini John Cooper Works S2000 Czech Republic EuroOil Invelt Team Czech Republic Václav Pech Czech Republic Petr Uhel 1, 8
Škoda Škoda Fabia S2000 Czech Republic Czech National Team Czech Republic Jaromír Tarabus Czech Republic Daniel Trunkát 1–3, 7–8, 11
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm 2–4, 6–8, 10–11
Germany Sepp Wiegand Germany Frank Christian 2–4, 6–8, 10–11
United Kingdom Simpsons Škoda United Kingdom Neil Simpson United Kingdom Claire Mole 4, 6, 8
United Kingdom Elliott Edmondson 10
Italy DP Autosport Italy Luca Rossetti Italy Matteo Chiarcossi 6
Belgium Autostal Duindistel Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Johan Gitsels 6

Results[edit]

Round Rally name Podium finishers
Rank Driver Car Time
1 Austria Internationale Jänner Rallye
(3–5 January) — Results
1 Poland Robert Kubica Ford Fiesta RRC 2:26:42.4
2 Czech Republic Václav Pech Mini John Cooper Works S2000 2:27:02.3
3 Austria Raimund Baumschlager Škoda Fabia S2000 2:28:21.3
2 Latvia Rally Liepāja–Ventspils
(31 January–2 February) — Results
1 Finland Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 2:13:11.5
2 Russia Vasiliy Gryazin Ford Fiesta S2000 2:13:46.2
3 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Peugeot 207 S2000 2:14:48.3
3 Greece Acropolis Rally
(28–30 March) — Results
1 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Peugeot 208 T16 R5 2:21:20.2
2 France Bryan Bouffier Citroën DS3 RRC 2:21:28.3
3 Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Ford Fiesta R5 2:22:02.3
4 Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland Circuit of Ireland
(17–19 April) — Results
1 Finland Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 2:06:15.5
2 Germany Sepp Wiegand Škoda Fabia S2000 2:08:05.5
3 Republic of Ireland Robert Barrable Ford Fiesta R5 2:08:13.0
5 Portugal SATA Rallye Açores
(15–17 May) — Results
1 Portugal Bernardo Sousa Ford Fiesta RRC 2:43:56.7
2 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Peugeot 208 T16 2:44:02.9
3 France Jean-Michel Raoux Peugeot 207 S2000 2:51:48.6
6 Belgium GEKO Ypres Rally
(19–21 June) — Results
1 Belgium Freddy Loix Škoda Fabia S2000 2:43:13.7
2 Belgium Cédric Cherain Ford Fiesta R5 2:44:23.6
3 Germany Sepp Wiegand Škoda Fabia S2000 2:45:27.9
7 Estonia Rally Estonia
(17–19 July) — Results and report
1 Estonia Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta R5 1:49:36.4
2 Russia Alexey Lukyanuk Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 1:50:23.5
3 Estonia Timmu Kõrge Ford Fiesta R5 1:50:31.8
8 Czech Republic Barum Czech Rally Zlín
(29–31 August) — Results and report
1 Czech Republic Václav Pech Mini John Cooper Works S2000 2:16:28.7
2 Germany Sepp Wiegand Škoda Fabia S2000 2:17:20.2
3 Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka Ford Fiesta R5 2:17:20.4
9 Cyprus Cyprus Rally
(19–21 September) — Results and report
1 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi Ford Fiesta RRC 3:03:44.4
2 Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Ford Fiesta R5 3:04:33.3
3 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari[4] Ford Fiesta RRC 3:05:14.9
10 Switzerland Rallye International du Valais
(23–25 October) — Results and report
1 Finland Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 2:46:22.4
2 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Peugeot 208 T16 2:47:04.4
3 Germany Sepp Wiegand Škoda Fabia S2000 2:49:26.5
11 France Tour de Corse
(6–8 November) — Results and report
1 France Stéphane Sarrazin Ford Fiesta RRC 2:36:48.4
2 France Bryan Bouffier Ford Fiesta RRC 2:37:07.3
3 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Peugeot 208 T16 2:38:26.6

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

  • For the drivers' championship, only the best four results from the first six rallies and the best four results from the remaining six rallies could be retained by each driver.[5]
  • Points for final position are awarded as in following table
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
  • Bonus points awarded for position in each Leg
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th 
Points 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Top 10
Pos Driver JÄN
Austria
LIE
Latvia
ACR
Greece
IRL
Republic of Ireland
AZO
Portugal
YPR
Belgium
BEST
4
EST
Estonia
ZLÍ
Czech Republic
CYP
Cyprus
VAL
Switzerland
COR
France
Points
1 Finland Esapekka Lappi 125+14 412+8 125+14 Ret0+5 103 510+6 Ret0+5 125+14 Ret 162
2 Germany Sepp Wiegand 510+7 Ret0+3 218+10 315+7 70 76+2 218+8 315+9 Ret 128
3 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen 315+10 125+13 Ret0+6 Ret Ret0+1 70 Ret Ret0+4 218+12 104
4 Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Ret 412+7 315+10 Ret0+4 48 68+7 218+13 Ret0+6 Ret 100
5 Czech Republic Václav Pech 218+12 30 125+8 63
6 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Ret Ret 218+13 Ret0+7 38 Ret Ret 315+10 63
7 France Bryan Bouffier Ret 218+13 31 218+12 61
8 Portugal Bruno Magalhães 510+4 Ret0+4 Ret 18 101 515+10 Ret 68+2 54
9 Russia Vasiliy Gryazin 76+1 218+12 68+3 210+5 Ret 53 53
10 France Robert Consani 92 23 101+1 412+6 412+3 Ret 37 Ret Ret0+2 Ret 68+3 Ret 50
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Other classifications[edit]

  • For the Masters, points are awarded for each special stage using a system of 10–6–4–2–1 with all stages counting.[6]

Ice Masters[edit]

Pos Driver JÄN
Austria
LIE
Latvia
Points
1 Poland Robert Kubica 1122 122
2 Czech Republic Václav Pech 2110 110
3 Finland Esapekka Lappi 193 93
4 Austria Raimund Baumschlager 368 68
5 Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz Ret36 423 59

Note: 14 more competitors have scored points for the Ice Masters

Gravel Masters[edit]

Pos Driver ACR
Greece
AZO
Portugal
EST
Estonia
CYP
Cyprus
Points
1 Poland Kajetan Kajetanowicz 327 Ret54 2110 191
2 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen 148 Ret60 1252 160
3 Estonia Ott Tänak 1127 127
4 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al Rajhi 1106 106
5 Netherlands Kevin Abbring 291 91

Note: 30 more competitors have scored points for the Gravel Masters

Asphalt Masters[edit]

Pos Driver ACR
Greece
IRL
Republic of Ireland
YPR
Belgium
ZLÍ
Czech Republic
VAL
Switzerland
COR
France
Points
1 Finland Esapekka Lappi 1144 Ret32 Ret50 1104 Ret13 355
2 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen 137 Ret68 Ret18 Ret11 2132 Ret17 283
3 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Ret32 Ret28 Ret105 Ret30 Ret58 321 274
4 Germany Sepp Wiegand Ret2 282 325 216 346 170
5 France Bryan Bouffier 232 276 108

Note: 30 more competitors have scored points for the Asphalt Masters

Production Cup[edit]

Pos Driver JÄN
Austria
LIE
Latvia
ACR
Greece
IRL
Republic of Ireland
AZO
Portugal
YPR
Belgium
BEST
4
EST
Estonia
ZLÍ
Czech Republic
CYP
Cyprus
VAL
Switzerland
COR
France
Points
1 Ukraine Vitaliy Pushkar Ret 218+9 125+13 Ret0+6 76+3 80 510+3 Ret0+3 412+9 315+10 218+10 167
2 Czech Republic Martin Hudec 68+4 510+3 218+10 510+4 412+7 74 315+8 76+1 510+7 Ret0+6 127
3 Hungary Tibor Erdi Ret0+4 Ret0+7 315+10 36 412+6 54
4 Latvia Jãnis Vorobjovs 125+11 36 Ret0+4 40
5 Russia Alexey Lukyanuk 0 125+14 39

Note: 63 more competitors have scored points for the Production Cup

ERC Juniors[edit]

The ERC Junior Championship is awarded to drivers who had scored the highest number of points from the best results made on 4 eligible rallies, including one gravel. Strike-out text means classification not accounted.

Pos Driver LIE
Latvia
IRL
Republic of Ireland
AZO
Portugal
YPR
Belgium
ZLÍ
Czech Republic
VAL
Switzerland
COR
France
Points
1 France Stéphane Lefebvre Ret0+3 125+14 125+10 125+11 218+11 140
2 Italy Andrea Crugnola 510+3 Ret Ret 218+11 412+11 125+14 125+12 118
3 Czech Republic Jan Černý 125+14 125+13 Ret Ret0+1 68+3 89
4 Belgium Gino Bux 68+6 315+8 412+6 510+5 412+10 78
5 Poland Aleksander Zawada 68 510+4 Ret Ret0+5 315+11 315+10 Ret 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ERC creates three surface-based Masters mini-series for 2014". Matt Beer. Autosport.com. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "European Rally Championship boosts snow rounds in 2014 revamp". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "ERC postpones Sibiu Rally until October due to snowfall". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (3rd) and Khalid Al Qassimi (4th) weren't eligible to score points in ERC
  5. ^ "2014 FIA Regional Rally Sporting Regulations" (PDF). FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 7 December 2013. p. 13. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.fiaerc.com/standings http://www.fiaerc.com/standings-Ice Masters

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