ERC - ERC to introduce Ladies' Trophy

The European Rally Championship will feature a Ladies’ Trophy from round three.

ERC - ERC to introduce Ladies' Trophy

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Promoter Eurosport Events confirmed that from Rally Islas Canarias onwards, female drivers contesting the ERC will be eligible for the new accolade.

Three points will be awarded to the top female driver, two for second and one for third.

The best four scores will count towards an overall title, regardless of whether the co-driver is female or male.

Eurosport Events motorsport development director François Ribeiro said: "Since the FIA has created the Women in Motor Sport Commission, we felt it was appropriate to do something at a high level in the ERC.

"While female drivers take part on ERC events on an equal footing with their male counterparts, an award like this will provide an additional incentive for women to contest rounds of the ERC but also the opportunity to showcase their ability and achievement."

Bulgaria's leading female driver Ekaterina Stratieva was sixth in the overall ERC standings in 2012.

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