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The 7th Rally di Roma Capitale (July 19, 20, 21st, 2019)

The Rally di Roma Capitale 2019, event valid for the European Rally Championship (ERC), Italian Rally Championship (CIR) and Zone Rally Cup Aci Sport will get underway on Friday, July 19th from Castel Sant’Angelo, a setting that is unique in the world. After the opening pass on the starting platform, crews will go through the most fascinating roads of the Enteral City escorted by the Local Police. The rally will then live two intense days in the Province of Rome and Frosinone before heading to Ostia city centre on Sunday, July 21st for the Super Power stage and the Prize Ceremony.


Russians Alexey Lukyanuk and Alexey Arnautov, Ford Fiesta R5, dominate the 6th Rally di Roma Capitale

The second overall is an extraordinary Giandomencio Basso with the Skoda Fabia R5. In the third place Grzegorz Grzyb on Skoda Fabia R5. Among the members of the Italian Rally Championship Giacomo Scattolon, Skoda

Rome, Sunday 22nd July 2018 - The 6th Rally di Roma Capitale, valid for the Italian Rally Championship and for the FIA ​​European Championship, ended as a unique event due to the efforts made by the organizers of Motorsport Italia guided by Max Rendina, but also and above all, beyond the technical aspects, however important, for the beautiful settings which framed it. From the spectacular incipit, with Rome that opens completely and welcomes the race in its most extraordinary places, from Castel Sant'Angelo, through the center of the Eternal City and then continued with the show at the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in EUR.


Rally di Roma Capitale – Lukyanuk gets the Guarcino 2. Basso behind the russian. Next stop: Ostia

Now the crews will face the special show on the Lido di Ostia. Accumulated delay of 22 '. Scheduled departure last test at 7.40 pm.

In the special stage number 14 penultimate special test of the Rally di Roma Capitale, "Guarcino 2 -" L’Automobile "(11.75 km)" Lukyanuk once again gets the best scratch of 6'35.2 with his Ford Fiesta R5.

The Russian driver of the European Championship closes the P.S.14 in front of Basso with the Skoda of 1''2. Third time for Simone Campedelli just a tenth of a second behind with his Ford. Fourth the British Ingram on Fabia R5 at 2''8 and fifth Marco Pollara. Number 35 Florian Bernardi with his Clio got off the road without consequences for the crew.

The delay accumulated is currently 22' and the last special stage of Ostia should start at 19.40.


Alexey Lukyanuk and Alexey Arnautov, Ford Fiesta R5, close to the command the first stage of the 6th Rally di Roma Capitale

The fight is still open, however, waiting for the second challenging stage of tomorrow. Great performance of Giandomenico Basso, Skoda Fabia R5, second at 15.8'' while among  the members of the Italian Rally Championship Paolo Andreucci, Peugeot 208 T16 R5 is leading with a wide margin

Fiuggi, Saturday 21st July 2018 - A very long and intense day for the 6th Rome Capital Rally, a race organized by Motorsport Italia valid for the Italian Rally Championship and for the FIA ​​European Championship, which has seen a series of ongoing withdrawals and problems that hit some of the favorites for the victory, and that consequently have affected both the European and the Italian rankings. The Russians closed leading the absolute ranking. The general ranking of the rally sees the foreign drivers participating in the ERC at the moment prevailing on the Italian drivers, but the bad luck has stopped first Umberto Scandola, breaking the transmission of his Skoda Fabia R5, and then Simone Campedelli, Ford Fiesta R5 who had to withdraw after a double puncture, cutting off from the race two drivers who had proven to be able to aim for victory.


Ready. Set. Go! From Castel Sant'Angelo to Eur: confirmation of a great success!

Everything according to plans. As easily imaginable, also in light of the success achieved in 2017, the stage set in front of the Colosseo Quadrato in EUR opened the sixth edition of the Rome Capital Rally, which has recorded sold out requests for acces, but had to face the restrictions imposed by safety rules. Stragglers, in fact, because of the reasons mentioned above could not access the area reserved for the competition, as well as those who had bottles of water and other potentially dangerous objects. A series of very strict limitations that the Roman public had never known in all the 5 previous editions. Unfortunately it is the price that must be paid for the safety of the event  and of people in these difficult moments.


Gryazin-Federov, Skoda Fabia R5, win the opening stage of the 6th Rally di Roma Capitale

The race valid for the Italian rally and for the European championship officially started from Castel Sant'Angelo and continued with the great  show at the "Colosseo Quadrato"

Rome, Friday 20 July 2018 - Another intense day for the 6th Rome Capital Rally, valid for the Italian Championship and for the FIA ​​European Championship, with the official start from Castel Sant'Angelo, followed by the "walk" of the registered crews in the most important places of the Eternal city and ended in the late afternoon, with a special stage in Eur in front of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana.

The best lap time was obtained by the crew of Nikolay Gryazin and Yaroslav Fedorov with the Skoda Fabia R5. Second place for the Russians Lukyanuk and Arnautov on the Ford Fiesta R5, who finished just five tenths of a second from the top. Third place for the Turks Orhan Avcioglu and Burcin Korkmaz who ended up on Skoda Fabia R5 six tenths of a second from Gryazin. The Polish Grzegorz Grzyb finished as fourth overall in this first round in behind of a second and three tenths from the first team.


Cerimony for tomorrow’s starting order

The traditional ERC ceremony for assigning the starting position for the entire first stage (Saturday) is taking place at the Giolitti Restaurant - EUR area. The 15 best competitors in yesterday's Qualifying Stage will be the ones to choose: Paolo Andreucci (will choose for eighth), Giandomenico Basso (for the eleventh), Simone Campedelli (for twelfth) and Umberto Scandola (for thirteenth)

We are waiting for the ceremony to end but, in the meantime, Paolo Andreucci has already chosen his starting position: he will be the one to open the departures in all the special stages on Saturday!

These are the positions of departure chosen:

1.Paolo Andreucci


Friday 20 july program

Available the starting order for the first section of the race, the one that will affect the start and the special stage show.

This morning the crews will move from Fiuggi to Rome, the nerve center of today’s events;

from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm there will be the recce of the show, the ps.1 "ACI Arena", the postcard that has characterized the Rally of Rome Capital and which is presented again in the same form this year;

from 2.00 pm to 2.45 pm, at the Giolitti EUR Restaurant in Rome, the ceremony will be held to choose the starting position of the first stage, reserved for the best 15 times of the Qualifying Stage this afternoon;


The 6th Rally di Roma Capitale turns pink

More than 200 km of special stages await the Foundation's young driver Rachele Somaschini testimonial Cystic Fibrosis Research on the streets of the capital. At her side the experienced navigator Lorena Boero.

(Press Office Release) The 6th Rally of Roma Capitale, sixth round of the Italian Rally Championship and included in the calendar of the FIA ​​European Rally Championship will be a real test for the young driver Rachel Somaschini that will face the more than 200 km of special stages on ' asphalt of one of the most fascinating rally. 

"I can not hide that a bit 'of emotion there - said Rachel Somaschini - The international stage of the Rally of Roma Capitale is definitely one of the highlights of the season and be present it is already a great achievement. It is a participation "unexpected" to me that until a few weeks ago I was certain of having to make a "forced stop" for a shelter.”


Thursday 19 july program

Morning dedicated to the route recce, with the special stages of the second stage; it is time to get serious, igniting the engines of race cars, from 14:00 to 16:00 at Fumone, where it will be held - for all pilots registered as ERC - the shakedown, indeed, the "free practices" that are composed of two passages each on the track. Then at 16:30 the "Qualification Phase", is going to transform the shakedown into a real special test and its result will allow the first 15 drivers classified with R5 cars to choose the starting position for the first stage (therefore Saturday from ps.2) at the ceremony tomorrow afternoon in Rome.


6th Rome Capital Rally is ready to welcome the protagonists of the european rally and tricolor championship

The sixth round of the season is ready to show off the difficult special stages of Lazio from the 20th to 22nd of July. Expected the confrontation between the big names of CIR and the ERC for an army of 32 R5 cars that will battle on 15 special stages, from the Rome show to the Ostia one, passing through Pico's spotlight. Among the Italians there will be in Rome Paolo Andreucci, back from a heavy accident in the tests.

Rome, Wednesday 18th July 2018 - The Italian Rally Championship comes back on asphalt in the 6th Rome Capital Rally. The race organized by Motorsport Italia and coordinated by Max Rendina, in addition to having validity for the FIA ​​European Rally Championship which is at its fifth act and valid for the Regional Championship, coincides with the sixth round of the highest tricolor series. The rally of the Eternal City, scheduled for the next weekend, will therefore again be characterized by an important structure. Three special stages show (EUR neighborhood Friday 18:30 | Pico Saturday 19:15 | Lido di Ostia Sunday 19:18) and a total itinerary of 967.12 km, starting from Rome on Friday 20 July will once again have an operational base in Fiuggi and will cross 56 different municipalities before making its return to the capital for the grand finale on the coast on Sunday 22.