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Great excitement around the XXIII Rallye Elba Storico - Trofeo Locman Italy

31-08-2011 07:30 - Archive
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER 03 - Livorno, 31 August 2011

The race is in the midst of the entries period that closes on September 9.

Great excitement around the XXIII Rallye Elba Storico - Trofeo Locman Italy
With the new of the shift in Capoliveri, the event is experiencing more turmoil than in the past.
The program also includes the "Graffiti", a must event for experts in regularity that this year looks to the future.
Confirmed the strong interest in the initiative of Locman Italy: the customized version of its own watch designer "Rallye Elba" is almost low.
At the start even the cars of group A and B of J1 period (1982-1985) and there will also be a significant presence of Ferrari cars.

The XXIII Rallye Elba Storico, the seventh round of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship and seventh of Italian specialties, in the middle of the period of the entries, is experiencing significant turmoil. For the 2011 edition of this race, in fact, the historical atmosphere of the rallies after the news of the relocation in Capoliveri is showing considerable interest in more than previous editions.

The entries in the competition, open from the beginning of the month, will close at 24.00 hours on Friday September 09 and those have already arrived are many and very qualified, so profiling an exciting new edition of the Elban rally, organized by ACI Livorno Sports, expected 22 to 24 September next. It seems that there will be a high-level in the fleet of cars for sporting and historical interest, stimulated by the presence of three trophies, which in the field of historic rally cars are more and more followed: the A112 Abarth Trophy (for which they provided facilities for registration), the Lancia HF 2011 el´Opel Challenge Historic Challenge 2011.

The 2011 edition opens a new scenario for the Rally Elba: Capoliveri, that have been tested last year with a special stage which is transited in town, where the rally will hold its headquarters, leaving Marina di Campo the historical site, confirming the inspiration of wanting to be an event developed on the whole island, which also favors the extension of the tourist season, bringing so many appearances on the island. Behind this race, in fact, there is a history, an important link with the people and territory, as well as sport. A report made up of feelings and passion, with an affection so strong that over time has increasingly indicated that the event should belong "to everyone".


Competition, exciting duels with the cars that made the history of street racing and even culture, are still the cornerstones of the race. For this rally, whose name alone is a guarantee of success, ACI Livorno Sport has once more provided a three-day challenges, with a total of 14 special stages. Paths are "historic", which saw in more than one occasion, high-impact sporting feats.
It will start on the evening of Thursday 22 September: from 20.00 in Piazza Matteotti in Capoliveri competitors must compete immediately with two special stages, among which there will be the short one "Capoliveri", arrived in great demand in 2010 due to strong interest shown by the City, who asked to join "the race", certainly a prelude to this edition, in which Capoliveri has the burden and honor of hosting the headquarters. The SS is short and very technical and partly follows the route of the famous old stage named "Innamorata". Then, competitors will enter the nocturnal regroupment starting at 22.20.
The second day of competition, Friday, Sept. 23, which will leave at 08.00, provides for another six special stages, with the final day at 17.03, always in Capoliveri. The next day, Saturday 24 September, the grand finale, with a further six timed sections: the stages will start at 07.45 and the checkered flag, in Capoliveri, flown in from 16.35 hours.
In total, the rally so far 523.550 km, 147.580 of which are timed, ie 28.19% of the distance.


The vehicles allowed are defined in three categories, as defined by the International Sporting Code:
Category 1: Road legal cars built between 1/1/1931 and 31/12/1957 and Touring and GT cars, model homologated between 1/1/1958 and 31/12/1969
Category 2: Touring (T), Competition Touring (CT), Grand Touring (GT) and Competition Grand Touring (GTS) cars of Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4, models homologated between 1/1/1970 and 31/12/1975
Category 3: Touring (T), Competition Touring (CT), Grand Touring (GT) and Competition Grand Touring (GTS) cars of Groups 1 2, 3 and 4, models homologated between 1/1/1976 and 31/12/1981
However, Period J1 (1/1/1982 to 31/12/1985) cars are acceptable, without being eligible for points for the EHSRC, as follows:
- Group B cars - over 1600cc and/or with forced induction.
- Group B cars - up to and including 1600cc.
- Group A cars


Unmissable opportunity on the roads of the island, Elba "Graffiti", namely the regularity race, will be specially observed this year. It will be a sort of experiment to evaluate certain non-remote possibility of joining in 2012, the European Championship of regularity rallies, the new frontier of the discipline, in which, to do list were passing controls, controls stamp and stages named "precision stages" on roads open to normal traffic, which must be maintained on an average, not always the same, from time to time established by the organization of the race.
Again, the organization gives a sign of strong consideration to the "regularity", teaching for the first time a special prize at 1st crew in the overall classification among competitors that will use only manual timekeeping equipment. It will be a return to the old times, when in fact the technology had not yet taken hold today as the specialty.


Do not miss anything really, at the 2011 edition of Rallye Elba Storico-Trofeo Locman Italy: from logistics to a new ideal journey, regularity, until the presence of the prestigious Ferrari brand. It will be the 3 rd edition of "Le Ferrari all´Isola d´Elba," the concerted action together with Ferrari Club Italia that in Elba will play a regular tests of their championship: the fantastic cars "of the Prancing Horse", that will start from Capoliveri too, will again be present to "paint" - in red of course - the island of Elba, to the delight of the eyes and ears of many fans.


A custom. For sports fan and watches collectors. And this is the first word that comes to mind talking about the exceptional partner initiative of the race, LOCMAN ITALY, even for 2011 edition of "his" rally involved the construction of a watch branded "Rallye Elba" a unique "piece" that will be possible to buy, on reservation, to always have the rally and the passion, to the wrist.
The ferment for the race is also confirmed by the strong interest shown by fans, and also watch collectors, for which a few exemplars are still available for sell. Stakeholders can contact ACI Livorno Sports at the phone numbers listed below this press release.


Locman Italy, Moby SpA, Eni, Ip, Provincia di Livorno, Capoliveri, Hotel Elba International, and of course the Automobile Club Livorno for the 2011 edition of the race will be on the side of the organization confirming their strong passion for sport car and especially for the Rallye Elba.


ACI Livorno ASD Sports
Via Verdi 32 57126 Livorno
tel. 0039 (0) 586 898435
Fax 0039 (0) 586 205937

MGTCOMUNICAZIONE - Alessandro study Bugelli
ON-LINE ACCREDITATION: www.mgtcomunicazione.com / accredito.asp

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