French asphalt champion Sylvain Michel has become the latest emerging talent to choose the new-for-2017 FIA ERC Junior
Under 28 Championship as the perfect platform for career progression.The class for young stars in R5 cars rewards its eventual champion with a coveted FIA
title and a free drive in a World Rally
Car on a European round of the WRC
in 2018. To control costs, drivers - who must be born on or after 1 January 1989 to be eligible - count their best four scores from a possible six with events taking place on gravel and asphalt to provide vital experience and skills for a possible future world championship campaign. Drivers also benefit from substantial airtime on Eurosport dedicated to ERC Junior
U28 as well as a number of other promotional opportunities. "It was necessary to step from national championship level and the ERC
quickly proved to be the only possible choice for our budget," said Michel, whose entry brings the total number of countries currently represented in the ... ...