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The Rally de Erechim, is an international rally racing event based in the Itapúa Department in Brazil. The event is presently the opening round of the Codasur South American Rally Championship and a round of the Paraguayan Championship, the Campeonato Nacional Paraguayo.

The event was first run in 1981 and ran only briefly until 1983 as political instability swept Paraguay. Restart in 1989, the event has run continuously since then apart from a brief rest in 2004-05. The event became international in 2010 when it replaced the Rally de Encarnación as Paraguay's rally on the CODASUR championship. Paraguayan drivers have won every event, even after the influx of international drivers of recent years. In particular the Galanti brothers have dominated the event. Alejandro Galanti has won the event seven times between 1998 and 2012 while older brother Marquito Galanti has taken four wins. All eleven victories were in Toyotas, spanning Group A, WRC and most recently Super 2000 technical regulations cars. 2008 saw Paraguay's first CODASUR champion Victor Galeano win the event. In 2013 triple Codasur champion Gustavo Saba finally broke through for a popular win at his home event.

List of winners[edit]

Sourced in part from:[1]

Year Winner Car
1998 Brazil Paulo Lemos Volkswagen Golf Kit Car
1999 Brazil Mauricio Neves Mitsubishi Colt
2000 Brazil Ulysses Bertholdo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V
2001 Brazil Ulysses Bertholdo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
2002 Argentina Carlos Malarczuk Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
2003 Brazil Édio Fuchter Subaru Impreza WRX
2004 Brazil Ramon Ferreyros Subaru Impreza WRX
2005 Brazil Juliano Sartori Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
2006 Argentina Roberto Sánchez Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2007 Argentina Roberto Sánchez Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2008 Paraguay Victor Galeano Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
2009 Argentina Raúl Martínez Subaru Impreza WRX
2010 Paraguay Diego Dominguez Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
2011 Paraguay Gustavo Saba Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
2012 Paraguay Gustavo Saba Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
2013 Paraguay Gustavo Saba Škoda Fabia S2000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Rally Trans Itapúa, una prueba con historia" (PDF). http://rally.com.py/ (in Spanish). Campeonato Nacional Paraguayo. 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  External link in |website= (help)

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