The 69 Rally Costa Brava, to be held on 19th and 20th November 2021, will be the closing event of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship (FIA EHRC) 2021 season, as well as of the Spanish Sporting Rally Championship for Historic Vehicles ( CERVH) and the Catalan Super Sport and Sport Regularity Championship.
Regarding the FIA EHRC, the 2021 season of this European competition will allow many of the most iconic cars in the history of rallying to be enjoyed once again in the stages of the Rally Costa Brava. There is an incredible array of cars entered for the 2021 season including Ford Sierra Cosworth 4×4, Porsche Carrera RSR, BMW M3, Alfa Romeo 1750 GTAM, Ford Escort RS, Subaru Legacy, Audi quattro, Lancia Rally 037 and Lancia Delta HF Integrale to name just a few.
Categories of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship
The competitors are divided into four categories, which are then sub divided into groups depending on engine size and, in the case of Category 1, the age of the car –
Road legal cars built between 1/1/1931 and 31/12/ 1957 and Touring / GT cars homologated between 1/1/1958 and 31/12/1969.
Touring (T), Competition Touring (CT), Grand Touring (GT) and Competition Grand Touring (GTS) cars of Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4, models homologated between 1/1/1970 and 31/12/1975.
Touring (T), Competition Touring (CT), Grand Touring (GT) and Competition Grand Touring (GTS) cars of Groups 1 2, 3 and 4, models homologated between 1/1/1976 and 31/12/1981.
Touring (T), Competition Touring (CT), Grand Touring (GT) and Competition Grand Touring (GTS) cars of Groups A, B and N, models homologated between 1/1/1982 and 31/12/1985 (Period J1) and models homologated between 1/1/1986 and 31/12/1990 (Period J2).
Category points will be allocated to the classified Drivers and Co-drivers in each category as follows:
1st overall – 8 points
2nd overall – 6 points
3rd overall – 5 points
4th overall – 4 points
5th overall – 3 points
6th overall – 2 points
7th overall – 1 point.
All starters (Drivers and Co-drivers) in each Category – 1 point
All classified Driver and Co-driver in each Category – 1 point
Additionally in Category 1:
1 point for the crew of any car of Period F having started.
2 points for the crew of any car of Period E having started.
3 points for the crew of any car of Period D having started.
Class points will be allocated to the classified Drivers and Co-drivers. If 2 cars or more did take the start of the Competition in the class:
1st in class – 10 points
2nd in class – 8 points
3rd in class – 6 points
4th in class – 5 points
5th in class – 4 points
6th in class – 3 points
7th in class – 2 points
8th in class – 1 point.
If fewer than 2 cars did take the start of the Competition in the class:
1st in class – 5 points
The number of best scores to be retained in the final Championship classifications will be as per the following table. Compared to last years’ editions of the Championship, the number of results to be retained at the end of the season has been reduced exceptionally for 2021, due to the ongoing COVID situation –
- 9 or 8 Rallies in the Championship: A maximum of 5 results to be counted
- 7 or 6 Rallies in the Championship: A maximum of 4 results to be counted
- 5 or 4 Rallies in the Championship: A maximum of 3 results to be counted