Happily, the Cordovan event, an emblem for the Andalusian fans, resumes its journey after the forced stoppage imposed last year by the pandemic, also recovering the vitola of inaugural appointment, in this case, of a historical season, which will suppose the beginning of a new era in the evolution of this specialty at the national level, with the consolidation of the S-CER (Supercampeonato de España de Rallyes) as the main showcase. In addition, it involves the start-up of the new CERA – Recalvi (Spanish Asphalt Rally Cup), whose starting signal also occurs this weekend, in parallel to the third edition of the mixed contest promoted by the RFEDA (Royal Spanish Automobile Federation).
The officially registered trademarks, as well as the main private structures of our country, they have jointly bet on the S-CER (Spanish Rally Championship)
2021; undoubtedly, the one that has caused the greatest expectation so far, as it has a cast of truly luxurious applicants, and new incentives aimed at further strengthening the backbone of a fundamental event for the projection and internationalization of Spanish motorsport in this discipline.
Junior WRC 2019 champion Jan Solans and his new co-driver Rodrigo Sanjuán take over from Pepe López and Borja Rozada in it Citroën Rally Team, the two-time champion squad of the mixed competition inaugurated two years ago, thus climbing on the back of the Citroën C3 Rally2.
With the car of the signature of the double chevron, Jan is going to face the runners-up of the now defunct WAX Terra Mundis (Spanish Asphalt Rally Championship), José Antonio ‘Rocket’ Suárez and Alberto Iglesias, flag bearers of the Recalvi Team, and the two teams that, for the fifth consecutive year, represent Hyundai: Iván Ares-David Vázquez and Surhayen Pernía-Alba Sánchez, on board a Hyundai i20 R5.
In total they are 13 the vehicles of this category that aspire to be awarded the inaugural test of the S-CER (Supercampeonato de España de Rallyes), to which they have registered other reference pilots such as the Galician champion, Víctor Senra, José Luis Peláez or Eduard Pons, Besides Suzuki Swift R4LLY S from the official Suzuki Motorsport team, in the hands of Joan again Vinyes-Jordi Mercader and Javier Pardo-Adrián Pérez.
In addition to being part of the ERT Iberian Rally Trophy, the S-CER (Spanish Rally Championship) and the new CERA – Recalvi (Spanish Asphalt Rally Cup), the 38th edition of the Sierra Morena Rally represents It is also the starting box for three of the most important single-brand competitions at the national level: the Suzuki Swift Cup, the Clio Trophy Spain and the Sandero Cup.
With regard to the mixed contest, this weekend also starts the 2RM Trophy, the Junior Trophy, and his three counterparts called up for this season: the Silver Trophy, the Female Trophy and the Collective Contestants Trophy.
All this, within the framework of a test composed once again by two stages (Friday and Saturday), with a weather forecast that is expected to change throughout the weekend and a broad operation for the official streaming produced by the RFEDA (Royal Spanish Automobile Federation), which will offer live, through the entity’s YouTube channel, the decisive stages of the Saturday day: the TC Plus (from 10:40 am) and the last two stages (from 3:40 pm) of the itinerary, which will decide the opening race of a fascinating season.
Rally Sierra Morena (April 9 and 10)
Lorca Highlands Rally (April 23 and 24)
Rally Villa de Adeje (May 14 and 15)
Rallye Terra da Auga (June 4 and 5)
Rally de Ourense – Ourense Termal (July 16 and 17)
Ferrol Rally – Suzuki (August 20 and 21)
Rallye Blendio Princesa de Asturias City of Oviedo (10 and 11 September)
Villa de Llanes Rally (September 24 and 25)
Rallye Tierra de Madrid (October 8 and 9)
Rallye Ciudad de Pozoblanco (October 22 and 23)
Rally La Nucía-Mediterráneo Costa Blanca Trophy (5 and 6 November)
Canary Islands Rally (November 18, 19 and 20)
Rally Kingdom of León (no date)
Madrid Rallyshow (December 3 and 4; valid but not scoring)