Rally Class is designed as an affordable one-make series, using identical Class 3-specification Subaru Imprezas.
For €240,000, competitors will be able to ‘arrive and drive’ on six ERC events this year, with all costs included.
At the end of the season, the Rally Class winner will be rewarded with three prize drives in an R4-specification Impreza in the 2014 ERC. The second-placed finisher will receive one prize drive in next year’s series.
Rally Class will support the ERC rounds in Açores, Belgium (Ypres), San Marino, Czech Republic (Zlín), Italy (Sanremo) and Switzerland (Valais).
Belgian team Symtech Racing will prepare and maintain the identical cars and plans to host the competitors and their cars in a dedicated ‘village’ area within the service park on each event.
Symtech’s Dirk Van der Sluys said: “The series provides the perfect stepping stone for drivers who wish to progress in their rally career with the full support and back-up of a highly experienced team.”