A high-level rally with varied and complete stages. An unrivalled setting from Castel Sant’ Angelo to Ostia Lido with the closing show of the “Arena ACI Roma”. Rendina: “A strong team that wants to grow thanks to ACI and the Municipality. Maurizio Battista Testimonial of the event.
Rome July 10th, 2019. The details of the 7th Rally di Roma Capitale, the event that will be the 5th round of the European Championship and Italian Rally from July 17th to 21st , have been unveiled. This sporting event will involve the whole area of the Capital but also the province of Frosinone and Ostia. Promotion of the territory through the spectacle of rally that is close to people. Everyone will be involved either along the roads of the rally or through the intense programme of TV, radio and web coverages to broadcast every moment of the electrifying weekend in the Rome area. This is the essence of the event devised by 2014 Rally Production World Champion Max Rendina, that will have its headquarters in Fiuggi, will start from the heart of Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo before moving to the stages that will take place in Ciociaria for two motorsport days that will reach their conclusion with the final show of the “Arena ACI Roma” that is a double challenge on the stage in front of the sea.
Sixteen stages for a total of 203,40 competitive Km on a total liason of 849,72 Km split in two days: day one will feature some very technical stages on twisty roads, while technical perfection will make the difference in the more flowing stages on day two.
A packed “Giuseppe Spizzuoco” room at the Automobile Club d’Italia headquarters has welcomed the introductory meeting to the rally Roma Capitale in the presence of Max Rendina and Motorsport Italia managers, Automobile Club D’Italia’s President Angelo Sticchi Damiani, ACI Sport’s General Director Marco Rogano, Rally ACI Sport Commission’s President Daniele Settimo, Rome Municipality Sports Depute Andrea Pesce, Giuliana Di Pillo, Pico’s Major Ornella Carnevale, delegates from the areas staging the Rally and the Testimonial of Rally di Roma Capitale Maurizio Battista.
Max Rendina Motorsport Italia: -“Thank you. This year we organized an even bigger event and, thanks to the partnership with the Municipality and ACI Rome, we could organize a better stage in Ostia. A staff of more than 1000 people plus 200 volunteers will work hard on this rally. This is the second most important race in Italy and we want to grow. In Ostia, a big event in the event will involve a test drive for manufacturers, karting races with guest stars like Giancarlo Fisichella and Emanuele Pirro. The exhibition of WRC+ cars from the WRC rally scenes and the Police’s Lamborghini, our testimonial and a lot of exciting appointments are on the menu of the event. We devoted our full commitment to this rally as always and we hope it will be appreciated”-.
Angelo Sticchi Damiani, Automobile Club d’Italia’s President: -“The Rally di Roma Capitale won a tough challenge especially due to the difficulties connected to the size of a city like Rome. The success of Rendina lays in the big presence. As the Federation, we try to showcase our talents in these International events. We brought back sports among the main aspects of ACI, the Federation that has a long and prestigious history and that nowadays organizes directly a Formula 1 Grand Prix and a World Rally Championship’s round. The Federation ACI shows its value also through the important confirmations obtained internationally. Automobile Club d’Italia got to the heart of the sport, but its activity goes beyond sport. This has to be clear. A big thanks to events like the Rally organized by Motorsport Italia that brought an international event to our Capital”-.
Andrea Pece, Sports Department of the Municipality: -“We feel like members of a big family, as citizens and fans. The city is close to the event as the whole territory and this is quite a clear synergy”-.
Marco Rogano ACI Sport SpA General Director: -“The Rally di Roma Capitale, an event devised by the farsighted idea of Rendina, grew and is an important appointment. It involves people and takes place among the people that can enjoy this spectacle from a close perspective. A European Championship is an important event and this is confirmed by the figures shown, the high-level staff and its complexity. Such an efficient organization deserves to be highly successful”-.
Daniele Settimo Rally Commission President:-“The rally di Roma Capitale is a big event and the European setting raises further its profile. I personally know that stages and, due to their high technical level, they could be part of a World Rally Championship round. Our Federation is proud of this organization”-.
Ornella Carnevale Pico’s Major: “ Our Municipality suits particularly the rally. We have been living and organizing rally rounds for a long time. We are great at this and our roads are already set up thanks to our associations. Important interventions to increase safety and spectacle have taken place. We are very fond of our rally and kept its name within the important context of the Rally di Roma Capitale. We are ready to welcome all the fans that will join us here”-.
Giuliana Di Pillo President of the X Municipio Roma: “This is a public event. That is how we defined the Rally di Roma Capitale, an event that brings a lot of people to our territory. The Arena ACI Roma will be in Ostia’s center among the people. We wished this strongly and I personally fought for this event in our city. I am happy because this is going the first time of this new configuration. We are waiting for a lot of people. Ostia is ready to welcome all the rally fans”-.
Gianluca Marotta, Race Director: “Spectacle and promotion of the territory are two important aspects combined in the organization by Motorsport Italia. Safety will be paramount and several staffs like technicians, race directors and people working at the event devoted the highest care to this aspect. This is quite a complex machinery featuring high numbers. This is why we are also grateful to all the involved Armed Forces, and particularly the Questura di Roma e Frosinone, Polizia Stradale di Roma e Frosinone, Carabinieri and the Polizia Municipale di Roma Capitale”-.
Videos and pictures of the presentation are available. All information can be found at www.rallydiromacapitale.it and on the renewed app rallydiromacapitale that is available through google play and apple store.