1. What is the ERC? The FIA European Rally Championship is one of the world’s longest running rally championships celebrating 61 years in 2013. It is promoted by Eurosport Events, the organisation behind the hugely successful Intercontinental Rally Challenge, under a 10-year agreement. 2. How many rounds are there? There are a total of 13 rounds from January to November. Events take place on asphalt, gravel and snow, giving drivers the skills they need to compete in the World Rally Championship in the future. 3. Do the events cover the same distance? Rallies vary in format with short sprint-style events under 200 kilometres to endurance rallies of more than 300 kilometres in length. 4. Who can take part? Any driver and co-driver with the appropriate competition licence in a car authorised for use according to the FIA’s Regional Rally Championship regulations can take part. 5. How many rounds count? Drivers and co-drivers count their best four scores from the first seven rounds and their best four scores from the last six events. There is no minimum number of rounds that a crew must contest. The various teams’ championships follow the same system. 6. Do you have to register? No registration is required for drivers and co-drivers. However, teams must register with the FIA by going to Teams will be required to pay a registration fee. 7. Where can I find the championship regulations? Simply go to the About ERC link on the ERC website or visit 8. What do you get for winning? There are prestigious FIA titles for drivers, co-drivers and teams. The various award winners are invited to attend the end-of-year FIA Prize Giving Gala. 9. Are there any other incentives? There are several, from the extensive television coverage on Eurosport – including at least two events live, the opportunity to take part on several legendary rallies in a number of key markets across Europe, exposure on the championship’s dedicated website,, Facebook page and Twitter feed, plus the support of the expert team from Eurosport Events onsite at every round and available away from rallies including a championship co-ordinator, commercial director and press officer. 10. How can I get more information? Press enquiries should be addressed to, competitor enquiries should be addressed, for enquiries about commercial partnerships email, while television and media rights enquiries should go to