Nyirad Motorsport pushes for successful ERC event
From its entry into the European Rallycross Championship in 2006, the Hungarian event at Nyirad quickly became a popular stop on the tour. A track that challenged drivers was a good beginning, and when it became clear that the circuit was developing and improving with each subsequent visit, it became clear that the organiser was serious about being in the championship for the long term. Financial and organisational difficulties in the club brought all that crashing down to the ground in 2010 when, after a relatively poor event, the Hungarian’s were bumped off the ERC schedule.
Good racing for spectators at Nyirad. © Tim Whittington/RallycrossWorld.com
Having sat out the 2011 season, Nyirad re-entered the championship for this year and recently hosted a round of the Central European Zone championship as a warm-up event for next month’s European championship qualifier. “We hope we will have approximately 60 competitors and are pleased that we can welcome to our track all the star pilots,” said Krisztina Kelemen, Managing Director of Nyirád Motorsport Ltd. “The organising team have worked for months on the Hungarian ERC Round, the track and the spectator areas have been renovated, and the paddock enlarged. To make the event more memorable, Guinness World Record holder aerobatic pilot, Zoltán Veres will perform an air show during Sunday.”
As with other event organisers that have been through the process of losing their ERC round, the Hungarians have understood the need to deliver an event of the highest possible quality and, it seems, has made enormous efforts to bury the memory of the troubled 2010 event and return to the style that made it so popular in its first few years.