Acores stages to be shown live on internet

Digital push brings Acores stages live to the ERC website
The coverage of the FIA European Rally Championship's visit to the Acores later this month has stepped up another gear with confirmation that a further two stages will be shown live – and free of charge – on the internet.

For the first time ever, the ERC's official website will show live coverage of the two Feteiras stages of SATA Rallye Acores on Friday 26 April.

This will be in addition to the four stages being shown live on Eurosport and RTP Acores announced previously.

The live coverage of the 7.54-kilometre Feteiras stage will be available through a dedicated section of the ERC website. This area will also include links to the ERC's live timing service and Radio ERC, which will provide interviews with drivers just seconds after they complete the stages, plus additional updates and information.

“Showing these extra two stages live will only enhance the excellent coverage we already have planned from the Acores, which is a truly incredible place due to the magnificent landscape,” said Francois Ribeiro, the Motorsport Development Director of ERC promoter Eurosport Events.

“By making this footage available on the ERC's official website for free, more people than ever before will be able to watch the dramatic action and the serious competition ahead in the ERC.”

Ranked as one of the most spectacular events on the ERC calendar, SATA Rallye Acores is famed for its stunning scenery and demanding gravel stages, which work their way through lush countryside on the island of Sao Miguel in the mid-Atlantic. F1 race winner Robert Kubica, rising star Craig Breen, ERC title leader Jan Kopecky and top female competitor Molly Taylor are among the drivers due to contest the 19-stage event from April 25-27.

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