European Rally Championship

R4 Oreca Kit Part of ERC2 for 2019

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Photo Credit: ORECA

The FIA European Rally Championship have announced that R4 Kit Cars developed by Oreca will be eligible for its ERC2 class for next season.

The new cars, which made their competitive debut with ASM Motorsport and Osian Pryce last month in Spain, will be eligible for ERC2 along with RGT and N4 machines.

ORECA R4 Sales Manager, Carlos Pina Vaz, said on the news: “We were delighted to hear that R4 kit cars will be competing in the ERC2 class of the 2019 European Rally Championship.”

“Given the kit’s four-wheel drive aspect, its ability to adapt to both gravel and asphalt, as well as its performance/cost ratio which is perfectly in keeping with the philosophy of teams and drivers competing in the ERC, the R4 class seemed particularly relevant to the context of the ERC.”

“There already was a strong interest, this announcement has now truly generated enthusiasm among teams already involved with R4 as well as those willing to go into it.”

Despite 2019 being the debut season for the new spec of cars, teams from around the world including Argentina, South Africa and various teams in Europe have all announced plans to run the new technology aimed for filling the gap between 2 Wheel Drive R2 and 4 Wheel Drive R5 specification cars.

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