FIA ERC names Rally Estonia 'Rally of the Year 2014' ({{commentsTotal}})

FIA European Rally Championships promoters named Rally Estonia, that took place from July 17-19 in southern Estonia, the Rally of the Year. Organizers Silver Kütt and Tarmo Hõbe accepted the award at the end-of-season gala in Corsica, Italy.

The award is a great recognition not just for the Rally Estonia team, but also for the local motosport community in Estonia as a whole.

"When we launched Rally Estonia in 2010, we set a goal to host an international championship. Comments from the Eurosport Events representatives, who were monitoring the event in 2013, gave us the confidence that we were on the right course. Aside of the sport itself, we have aimed to make the weekend family friendly and offer an attractive entertainment program," said Urmo Aava, former rally driver and director of Rally Estonia.

"The opening and closing ceremonies and press conferences in the Tartu city center, the city stage watched by tens of thousands of spectators, attractive market area in Tartu and the quality service area and rally headquarters at Otepää received a lot of positive feedback from the drivers, FIA and Eurosport Events officials alike,"

Rally Estonia 2015, which will again be FIA championship stage, takes place from July 17-19 next year.



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