As the established training ground for future world championship stars, the FIA European Rally Championship has a long history of producing top talents for the future. This is a list of just some of the drivers to have gained ERC experience before progressing their careers.

Craig Breen: ERC runner-up 2015 > factory Hyundai WRC driver 2021

Adrien Fourmaux: ERC winner 2020 > factory M-Sport Ford WRC driver 2021

Nikolay Gryazin: ERC1 Junior champion 2018 > WRC2 event winner 2019

Jari Huttunen: ERC Junior U27 runner-up 2017 > WRC3 champion 2020

Chris Ingram: ERC champion 2019 > WRC3 podium finisher 2021

Kajetan Kajetanowicz: ERC champion 2015-2017 > WRC2 runner-up 2019

Takamoto Katsuta: ERC participant 2016 > factory Toyota WRC driver 2021

Jan Kopecký: ERC champion 2013 > APRC 2014 > WRC2 champion 2018

Tom Kristensson: ERC3 Junior runner-up 2018 > Junior WRC champion 2020

Esapekka Lappi: ERC champion 2014 > M-Sport Ford WRC driver 2020

Stéphane Lefebvre: ERC Junior champion 2014 > Citroën WRC2 driver 2018

Sébastien Loeb: ERC event winner 2000, 2001 > factory Hyundai WRC 2020

Pierre-Louis Loubet: ERC1 Junior points-scorer 2019 > WRC2 champion 2019

Kris Meeke: ERC event winner 2009 > factory Toyota WRC driver 2019

Andreas Mikkelsen: ERC event winner 2012 > WRC2 champion 2021

Thierry Neuville: ERC event winner 2011 > factory Hyundai WRC driver 2021

Kalle Rovanperä: ERC podium finisher 2017 > factory Toyota WRC driver 2021

Nil Solans: ERC points-scorer 2021 > drove Hyundai WRC car 2021

Oliver Solberg: ERC1 Junior champion 2020 > factory Hyundai WRC driver 2021

Ott Tänak: ERC event winner 2014 > WRC champion 2019