Has the European Rally Championship ever looked so promising? Our SPIN, The Rally Pod team certainly think so.
The opening round of the year is set to take place in Portugal this weekend, with big names such as Mads Østberg, Hayden Paddon, Pontus Tidemand and Craig Breen on the entry list.
The ERC has, over the years, struggled to find its unique selling point to the wider rallying audience, but that is perhaps starting to change under its new owners, WRC Promoter.
DirtFish’s David Evans and Luke Barry join Lisa O’Sullivan to discuss the new-found optimism for this year’s championship, starting with a whopping 48-car entry list for round one.
Can it sustain the huge demand and deliver a gripping, quality title battle this season? Only time will tell.
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