Rally di Roma Capitale, round of the Italian Rally Championship and of the FIA European Rally Championship, will hold the first Memorial for Valerio Cologgi in memory of the roman codriver, who has recently passed away. The Capitoline event, scheduled from September the 15th to the 17th 2017, will confer the memorial dedicated to the navigator who raced during the 90s in many rallies in Latium.
The round of the FIA European Rally Championship is back in Italy
Rally di Roma Capitale joins the FIA European Rally Championship and it is going to be one of the eight meeting-points in the 2017 calendar season. The city of Rome will host the prestigious round of the European calendar from September the 15th to the 17th 2016 and it promises to be a great performance for all motorsport lovers. The inclusion of the Capitoline event has marked the return of the ERC in Italy for the first time since 2013 and awards the job carried out in the last years by its creator, Max Rendina, and by Motorsport Italia organization.
There are more than 70.000 people attending the stages of the most extraordinary rally of the Championship.
The king of the 4° Rally of Roma Capitale is Umberto Scandola and his cod river Guido D’Amore aboard the Skoda Fabia R5. Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi are on the second place on the podium with their Peugeout 208 t16 R5 while the third place is for Giandomenico Basso – Lorenzo Granai crew with their Ford Fiesta R5 of Brc.
It has been a fight to the last corner for the competitors of the Italian Rally Championship: Scandola, Basso and Andreucci, the Italian reigning champ, competed for the top of the league in many Special Trials held in the heart of the eternal city and Latium.
This twisted race has seen the champs tackle with technical problems, retreats, come backs and ending assaults.
On Saturday, there will be a rerun with the second special stage under the Palazzo della Civiltà, Eur zone.
The weekend dedicated to the most awaited and spectacular motorsport in Rome has begun.
An enormous crowd of fans applauded the departing stars of Roma Capitale Rally in the performing trial held in the heart of the eternal city.
People can see such a show, in the very downtown of the city, only in Rome and in other two cities all over the world.
That was a powerful start, under the shadow of the Palazzo della Civiltà, with the double performing trials and the “One vs One” time challenge pursuit racing, full of hairpins, corners and straight lines.