NUMBER 02- Livorno, August 20, 2014
Applications will be accepted until September 5, the event will be September 18 to 20 next
Entries to the XXVI Rallye Elba Storico-Trofeo Locman Italy are open
Also this year the race will be at the top of international historic motorsport, still presenting itself as a vehicle for image for the island.
The program also includes the "Graffiti", the classic event for experts in regularity rallies, even it with the continental title.
The path was designed with 11 special stages, almost all longer on average than in the past, but with less duration in order to give to the participants and to the best of most of the island and its beauties.
The XXVI RALLY ELBA STORICO is in the middle of the open entries period (ending September 5), scheduled this year in his classic collocation post holiday, September 18 to 20, then adequate to promote the extension of the tourist season.
Twelfth round of the FIA EUROPEAN SPORTING HISTORIC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, as well as the eighth of the CAMPIONATO ITALIANO RALLY AUTOSTORICHE (Italian Championship Rally For Historic Cars), the race that combines sport, culture and history of the automobile among the most exciting in the world, will obviously have to hereafter the "Graffiti", valid for the FIA TROPHY FOR REGULARITY RALLIES, in practice the continental championship (it will be the fifth of eight scheduled races), the evolution of "classic" regularity.
It does not end here... the news of the 2014 edition of the Rally Elba, is the "1ST HISTORIC REGULARITY SPORT" a competition of "Regularity Sport", with no official validity, but certainly ready to welcome a number of entries of both admirers of the specialty that the island of Elba. In addition, we will have to propose different topics, such as "TROFEO MEMORIAL NINO FORNACA," the trophy "PORSCHE MICHELIN - COOPA RALLY STORICI" and the always spectacular "TROFEO A112 Abarth".
The classic, indispensable, rendez-vous proposed by ACI Livorno Sport - organizer and promoter of the event - after having celebrated last year the twentyfifth edition of the race promises to be extremely rich in topics, for sure the Elban motorsport tradition will be continued with big strength and passion.
A PATH MORE ´TO CONCENTRATE FOR MORE LIVE THE ISLAND WITH CAPOLIVERI STILL HEART EVENT
ACI Livorno Sport, seen the strong consensus obtained from competitors, fans and insiders (twelve nations represented among the competitors, around 8000 units recorded movement of these various roles with the event last year), drew 2014 edition poised to consolidate the high quality offered in the past editions. Since 2011 the headquarters moved in Capoliveri, also theater of an urban special stage, which will be repeated again this year.
The design of the course is more concentrated than in the past, especially with regard to the duration, to leave live as much as possible the island and its beauties to everyone who will be involved in the rallye, because it works "for" the territory, of which promotes the image, communication, and also the economic fallout with the emotional tourism, namely the island led by the event itself. Also, in designing the three days of competition it was decided to develop it in the same manner throughout the whole island, both to strengthen the will that the event "belong" to all the island and also because the organizers want to create at least possible discomfort to residents.
Nothing changed, compared to the three previous editions, with regard to logistics: the headquarters of the event is confirmed in Capoliveri, functional facilities at the Hotel Elba International, exclusive location that admires the Gulf of Porto Azzurro, which will host the Race Direction, the Secretariat and the Press Room.
THE ROUTE: PRESENTING SOME NEWS ARRIVES FROM TRADITION
Competition, exciting duels with the cars that have made the history of road racing and even culture. These have always been the inspiration of the race for which, this year, we have worked with passion to make it fascinating and exciting. ACI Livorno Sport has once more provided three days of challenges, with a total of 11 special stages of even more quality than in the past. They are all historical stages, which have seen more than in one occasion sporting feats impactful that are remembered over time.
These are some characters that differentiate this year´s edition than in the recent past: "Falconaia-Bagnaia" open and close the dispute. It is a path that in this conformation is not played since the eighties, but it´s the first time ever all on asphalt.
The "Due Mari" will develop in the same version of the modern Elba Rally of last April, over twenty kilometers of challenge with the stopwatch that will make its mark in the race. In the new part will be the test of "Lacona" which will use part of the famous "Monument" to end up on the "Colle Reciso" and in practice has about five kilometers new.
A new look, that of the XXVI Rallye Elba Storico, which will surely be appreciated by the crews, an exciting, entertaining and above all technique challenge, ready to convey strong feelings.
THE PROGRAM TO TENDER
They start on the evening of Thursday, September 18: from 19.00 competitors will descend from the starting ramp in Piazza Matteotti in Capoliveri and will go immediately to contend with the two special stages, "Falconaia-Bagnaia" and "Capoliveri". Then competitors will enter the nocturnal regroupment of 22.30.
The second day of competition, Friday, September 19, will start at 08.15 and includes four stages, with the final day at 16.10, again in Capoliveri. The next day, Saturday, September 20 the grand finale, with a further five timed sections: the challenges will start at 08.30 and the checkered flag, always in Capoliveri, flown in from 15.40 hours.
In total, the rally measurement 474.580 km, of which 135.040 are timed, namely the 28,45% of the distance; those who want to stay in the car to enjoy the challenges with the stopwatch hands and against your opponents will certainly be satisfied.
PARTNERS ALONG WITH THE TENDER WITH PASSION
Locman Italy, Moby/Toremar (Official Carrier of the event), Eni, Acqua dell´Elba, Hotel Elba International, Municipality of Capoliveri, Automobile Club Livorno for the 2014 edition of the race will support the Organization confirming their strong passion for the motorsport and especially for the Rallye Elba. Moreover, according to confirming that the race belong to whole island, is sponsored by the Tuscany Region and the Municipality of Marciana, in whose territory the regroupment of Procchio will take place, where a buffet will be offered to the crews.
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Source: Press Office