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2019 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship

In January 2019 the Federation International d’Automobile (FIA) asked Jeff Carter to become the Media Delegate for the European Historic Sporting Rally Championship


The 2019 FIA EHSRC features nine rounds in Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium, Austria, Finland, Italy and Hungary and features rally cars from the golden era of the sport, the 1960s to the 1980s. I will be attending five of the nine events, missing the first (Spain), fifth (Austria), seventh and eighth (both Italy) due to clashes with World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series events. For the four events I miss I will provide written reports remotely for the website and social media feeds.

In addition to providing providing written reports I have been asked to provide videos from each of the events I attend and, if footage can be sourced from the organisers, videos from the events I will miss due to the other commitments.


ROUND 1: Rally Moritz Costa Brava (ESP)

The EHSRC started in Spain with the Rally Costa Brava in March. Unfortunately I was in the United States covering the 1000 Miles of Sebring in Florida, which was Round 7 of the 2018/19 FIA WEC season. The event organisers were able to provide some excellent video footage so I was able to produce a video review of the event in addition to my written reports. The video was voiced by me.

CLICK HERE for the report from Round 1

ROUND 2: Historic Vltava Rally (CZE)

The second rally of the season was held in the Czech Republic and was the first event I could attend. I also obtained permission from the Czech Civil Aviation Authority to fly the DJI Phantom 4 Pro during the event to provide some aerial footage of the rally cars in action. This was my first commercial job as a drone pilot.

CLICK HERE to read the rally report

ROUND 3: Rally de Asturias Historico (ESP)

It was back to Spain for Round 3 for the championship, this time it was the north west of the country in Asturias, based in the town of Pravia. This was my second event I was able to attend but this time I decided to leave the drone at home due to the restrictions for flying commercially in Spain.

CLICK HERE to read the rally report

NEXT RALLY: The Ypres Las Vegas Historic Rally in Belgium (27-29 June 2019). I will be attending this event.