The continental series started from the Azores; also the Roman race will be part.
In Italy the race will be
run in July
Before everything else, even in 2018 the Rally di Roma Capitale, now in its sixth edition, will be part of
the prestigious European Rally Championship. The history of Italian rallying events which took part in the
continental series, has its roots in the past of the races on roads and one has to go back till the prestigious
San Martino di Castrozza Rally close to Trento to find an European titled event. The European Championship
abandoned Italy till 1984 when Rally Piancavallo took over this place. The race from Friuli when got
into trouble passed the title to Rally 1000 Miglia in Brescia. Recently, after the years of the oblivion (only
one time the Rally Sanremo was part of the ERC) it’s the time of the Roman rally, that now will have at
the start a parterre of absolute protagonists on the scenes of the Continental series.
It is the crowning of a
coral effort put on the way by the structure leaded by Max Rendina, who passed from being a driver to that
of team manager, and now organizer. He won’t forget his “first love” that is rallying, as a matter of fact in
2018 we will see him at the start of some WRC events at the wheel of a Skoda Fabia R5, one of the cars of
his technical structure, Motorsport Italia. Going back to Rally Roma Capitale, the race is provided from July
20th to 22nd and is part of the European Rally Championship calendar that include eight rounds. The first
round will be the Azores on the Portuguese archipelago from March 22nd to 24th . Will follow the Canary
islands, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland and Latvia. The Rally Roma Capitale will be valid also
for the Italian Rally Championship. The Roman event will be the sixth of eight rounds. It will precede Rally
Adriatico that is taking place in September, the Rally Due Valli in October in what it is forecast as a sort of
grand final of the season, in which Rally Roma Capitale plays an important role.