Although Rallye Deutschland does not qualify for the R-GT Cup, there will be a Porsche on the event, running as a zero car. This will be a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (pictured above), of a type that has been campaigned at club sport level since 2016 and is being developed by Romain Dumas as a concept study for the FIA R-GT category. Dumas explains it is based on the near-production GT circuit race car, powered by a 385bhp, 3.8-litre flat-six engine. The vehicle features Porsche dual clutch transmission (PDK) with shift paddles on the steering wheel. = = = = Former European Championship Rally Rzeszowski, run in south east Poland and this year an FIA Central Rally Trophy and Polish championship event, was won by Russian driver Nikolay Gryazin’s Skoda Fabia R5/ He finished ahead of the similar cars of Grzegorz Grzyb and Jakub Brzezinski. Best two-wheel drive car was 12th placed Abarth 124 Rally of Romanian based Simone Tempestini = = = = Winner of the FIA ERC Historic championship Lahti Rally in Finland was the Volvo 242 of Jari Kankaanmaki. The Lancia Delta Integales of Valter Jensen and “Lucky”, as well as the Toyota Celica GT4 of Jari Latvala senior, all retired. = = = = WRC Promoter has announced a new imaginative venture inviting fans to contribute Euro 60 and receive six months’ access to their WRC+ package, a promotional WRC fan card, “big money” discounts, “exciting” benefits and an opportunity to apply for a “pre-paid credit” card. This scheme is tied in with a multi-year agreement with the international but Spanish based Nano Nino company. The Promoters state that Nano Nino is the latest official supplier to the FIA World Rally Championship. Nano Nino is a technology company. It designs and builds innovative software products and solutions. The company develops software focused on the web industry on various Cloud platforms and Mobiles. Not stated is the manner in which the company will supply services directly to the championship, or whether the association is more than commercial in nature.
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