ERC - Fans flock to ERC opener, praise Eurosport

The new-look European Rally Championship is proving a big hit with fans on Twitter - and at the season-opening event.

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Kopecky in action in Austria

As 120,000 spectators flocked to watch last week’s season-opening International Jännerrallye in Austria - won by Jan Kopecky by just 0.5 seconds - fans took to Twitter to praise Eurosport's coverage.

“Eurosport Events and ERC are doing it right!” read one tweet, while another tweeter commented: “Great job. There is so much information from all media sources.”

Of particular interest was the SimulCam, which compares cars' simultaneous positions using an overlay system.

"SimulCam tyre choice comparison is excellent,” said one pundit on the social media site while another tweeted: "Great coverage: SimulCam and great onboard and helicopter footage.”

Eurosport commentator Carlton Kirby said: "It was a hugely popular opening to the ERC. 120,000 people turned out in pouring rain and cold temperatures to watch.

"There were four European and national champions rallying, great names like Kopecky and [Bryan] Bouffier - making it a top-class start to the new season."

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