Spring time is Rallye Sanr Remo time

Spring time is Rallye Sanr Remo timeFrom Rallye San Remo [ 16/03/2016 ].
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The first week of April this event will see the competition of the Italian Rally Championship cars, the European and Italian Historic cars and the regularity historic cars. The major news is the Eco Rally that will bring to Sanremo alternative power supplied cars. The event will start on Thursday April 7th with Scrutineering and Shakedown. On Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th the race, with competitors tackling the roads of the west Liguria Riviera, from the Sanremo hinterland down to Imperia.

With the arrival of spring Sanremo gets ready to host its rally, that will take place from April 7th to 9th and that will see the meeting in the “Town of Flowers” of the Italian Rally Championship protagonists and those of the European and Italian Historic Championships. This year the race on the West coast of Liguria gives several different opportunities: 63rd Rallye Sanremo valid as round of the Italian Rally Championship (CIR), 31st Sanremo Rallye Storico, the regularity race “Coppa dei Fiori” (Flowers Cup) and the traditional “Sanremo Leggenda”, at its eighth edition, furthermore the “1st Sanremo Eco Rallye”, regularity race for alternative power supplied cars.

63° Rallye Sanremo – is the second round of the Italian Rally Championship and will see at the start the major protagonists of the Italian rally series, both those aiming to win the title and the young drivers chasing the Junior title reserved to Under 25 drivers. Entries has opened on March 7th and will close on March 29th. On Thursday April 7th the Shakedown will take place on the road to San Romolo, the same day at Sanremo Pala Fiori, scrutineering and administrative checks. The rally will start from Adolfo Rava Square on Friday April 8th at 12:32 for Race 1, that will finish on Saturday April 9th at Pala Fiori at 00:18 night. Few hours to rest before the start of Race 2 (from Pala Fiori on Saturday April 9th at 06:18). The final arrival is at 16:00 in Adolfo Rava Square the same day. Race 1 has a total route of 192,93 km and 79,34 timed kilometres divided in six special stages. Only one Regrouping at Borea d’Olmo Square in Sanremo as from 16:03 on Friday April 8th. Race 2 has a total route of 331,15 km and 79,56 timed kilometres divided in five special stages. Regrouping is provided at Borea d’Olmo Square at 10:34 on Saturday April 9th

Rallye Sanremo without the long ‘Ronde’ stage. Sergio Maiga explains why.

“After long meeting inside the organisation it’s been decided to divide the ‘Ronde’ long stage in three SS. This decision ahs been taken in order not to have a Race 1 Classification, if we have been obliged to interrupt the race (45 km on a total route of 79 km), that would have been decided inside the Race Control with imposed times and not by competitors on the rally route. Quite a hard decision to take, even all the Municipalities involved gave their total support. Even this year all of them gave us their availability to close the roads, in order to be able to offer to fans what everyone considers the buttonhole of this event. The new rules of the Italian Rally Championship with Race 1 and Race two, made this decision unavoidable and also the most judicious one at sporting level”.

31st Sanremo Historic Rally – Also for the historic cars this is the second round of the 2016 season, after Rally Costa Brava (Spain), valid for the European Title and for the Italian Historic Championship after Rally Vallate Aretine opening the national season. Entries opened on February 29th and will close on March 29th. Thursday April 7th is dedicated to administrative checks and scrutineering, in the afternoon at Adolfo Rava Square in Sanremo (from 15:00 to 18:30). Also historic cars will have the Shakedown at San Romolo from 14:30 to 17:30 on Thursday. The race is divided in two legs. The first Leg will start from the old railway station at 15:47 on Friday April 8th and will finish in Borea d’Olmo Square at 21:37 after tackling a total route of 147,17 km including 67,52 timed kilometres divided in six special stages. One Regrouping is provided at the old railway station as from 18:34. The second leg will start from Sanremo at 08:40 on Saturday morning and has 328 km total route with 84,92 timed kilometres divided in six SS. Regrouping (at 14:00) is provided as usual in Oneglia at Olio Carli factory where a buffet is offered. At 18:38 the winner will climb the podium at the old railway station in Sanremo. Cars allowed to enter this event are those manufactured between 1949 and 1985.

31st Coppa dei Fiori – The regularity historic rally is as old as the historic race and will bring to Sanremo crews from approximately fifteen different countries, not only European and fabulous cars with a great historic and collectable value. The Flowers Cup is the second round of the European Historic Regularity Championship and the fourth round of the Italian Historic Championship. Cars manufactured until 1990 can take part in this rally and will follow the Historic Rally, finishing with the final podium provided in Adolfo Rava Square on Saturday April 9th at 14:20. Those who want to follow scrutineering of these jewels the appointment is on Friday from 08:00 till 12:00 at Pala Fiori in Sanremo.

8th Sanremo Leggenda – Is the “light” version of the Ligurian rally, which allow drivers who do not have the possibility to be in the main rally, to be able to tackle the special stages that contributed to create the myth of Rallye Sanremo. Entries opened on Monday March 7th and close on Tuesday March 29th. Competitors in 8th Sanremo Leggenda will follow those of 63rd Rallye Sanremo. Departure on Saturday April 9th at 07:40 and final arrival at 17:56 in Adolfo Rava Square. A total route of 358,12 km with 69,80 timed kilometres divided in six special stages.

1st Sanremo Eco Rallye – This is the big news of the 2016 edition of Rallye Sanremo. This competition is reserved to alternative power supplied cars (electrical, hybrid, LPG, methane and hydrogen). The race has a total route of 195,17 km divided in six special stages and ten Time Controls. Competitors will start from the old railway station of Sanremo on Friday April 8th at 17:43 and the arrival is provided at 14:41 on Saturday April 9th. Inside the Service Park in Adolfo Rava Square the Organisers will provide industrial electrical plugs to charge the vehicles. Are these kind of vehicles the future of road races?