With the organization of the Grupo Desportivo e Comercial in the process of sorting the entries received, there are about seventy competitors who should be at the start of the 56th edition of the Azores Rallye, second race in the calendars of the FIA European Rally Championship and Portuguese Rally Championship, as well as the opening event of the Azores Rally Championship, Azores Land Rally Trophy and Toyota Gazoo Racing Iberian Cup.
The main drivers of this year’s FIA ERC as well as of the national and regional championships shall be on the entry list, to be revealed next Monday, March 14th, and they promise a fierce competition in São Miguel Island and in its excellent gravel stages. The list of teams interested in competing in what is also one of the Azores’ main promotional vehicles also guarantees excitement in the classes and other competitions in which the main championships are subdivided.
The quality of the cars enrolled is also guaranteed, as there will be more than twenty drivers at the wheel of cars from the Rally2 group, known as R5, with the most current models in the category, some Rally3, just under a dozen Rally4 and even the Rally5 of the Clio Trophy by Toksport WRT. Besides the first participation in the archipelago of models such as the Hyundai i20N Rally2, Renault Clio Rally4, Skoda Fabia Rally4 and Renault Cio Rally5, the Azores Rallye will be the stage for the absolute debut of the Toyota GR Yaris RZ in the mono-brand competition instituted by the Japanese company.