Rally Hungary 2019 - 08-10/11/2019
Where: Nyíregyháza, Hungary
The rally in 100 words: Hungary will return to the ERC for the first time since 2003 with a new Tarmac event in Nyíregyháza, northeast Hungary, approximately two hours 30 minutes by car from the capital Budapest. While the event was effectively brand new for 2018 when it ran as the Nyíregyháza Rally and counted as the Hungarian championship closer, Nyíregyháza was a regular host of national-level events in the 1980s. With several Hungarian drivers contesting the ERC each season – including back-to-back ERC2 champion Tibor Érdi Jr – a Hungarian round of the championship is perfectly timed. Government and local authority support are other plus points.
FIA European Rally Championship 2019, round 8 of 8
Also counting for…
FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, ERC Nations’ Cup, ERC Ladies’ Trophy
What’s new for 2019?
Rally Hungary is a new addition to the ERC calendar from 2019, taking over from Rally Liepāja as the deciding event of the season.
2018: András Hadik/Attila Deák (Ford Fiesta R5)*
*Event ran as the Nyíregyháza Rally
1: The 2018 Nyíregyháza Rally featured a 69-car entry, 17 stages over a competitive distance of 223.10 kilometres, a city-based superspecial, a 25.15-kilometre stage and live streaming of selected runs.
2: Several Hungarian drivers contest the European Rally Championship each season with Tibor Érdi Jr winning the ERC2 title for a second year running in 2018, while Dávid Botka was a stage winner in the Azores and Cyprus.
3: Norbert Herczig, who stepped up to the ERC in 2018 with the MOL Racing Team, is one of Hungary’s most successful rally drivers having taking the national title four times.
4: Hungarian youngster Kristóf Klausz has been a regular in ERC Junior since the championship’s inception in 2014.
5: ERC promoter Eurosport Events has a long association with Hungary through the FIA World Touring Car Championship and now the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO.
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ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): None
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Free Practice (for priority drivers): Information coming soon
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): Information coming soon
Shakedown (for all drivers): Information coming soon
Start order selection: Information coming soon
Ceremonial start: Information coming soon
Photo: MNASZ/Szabó-Jilek Ádám