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The XXIII Rallye Elba Storico - Trofeo Locman Italy opens entries

08-08-2011 21:10 - Archive
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER 02 - Livorno, August 8, 2011

Today the race, that offers tradition and renewal, comes alive.
The XXIII Rallye Elba Storico - Trofeo Locman Italy opens entries
With the new, already announced last month, the shift in Capoliveri, the event now entering its decisive phase.
The program also includes the "Elba Graffiti", a must event for experts in regularity, that this year looks to the future.
Locman Italy confirms its being close to the event with a customized version of its own watch.
At the start even the cars of group A and B of J1 period (1982-1985) and 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, has come to one of its crucial moments. Today in opening up registrations to the event, a period which will last until 24.00 on Friday, September 09.

The classic and indispensable rendezvous arranged by ACI Livorno Sports, scheduled September 22 to 24 is thus continuing the next phase of organization marching in full swing, this year more than ever, every detail must be defined as a point of honor with a new scenario, in Capoliveri, that have been staged last year by a SS which is transited in the town, where the rally will hold its headquarters, leaving Marina di Campo, historic home.

All this grim his inspiration in wanting to make the Rallye Elba Storico, a motor racing event of the highest titration not only regional but national, as an event expanded in the whole Elban territory, for which also favors the extension of 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 relation made up of feelings and passion, with an affection so strong that over time has increasingly indicated that the event should belong "to all".


Competition, exciting duels with the cars that made the history of street racing and also culture, will be again the inspiration for the race again this year, and the Organizer worked hard to make it even more exciting and fascinating. In fact, for this rally ACI Livorno Sports has once more provided a three-day challenges, with a total of 14 special stages. Paths are "historic", which saw 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 a short "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 stage is short and very technical and partly follows the route of the famous old SS "Innamorata". Then, competitors will enter the regroupment in the night 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 SS: the challenges will start at 07,45 and the checkered flag, in Capoliveri, flown in from 16.35 hours.
In total, the rally so far 516.880 km, 147.580 of which are timed, ie 28.55% of the distance.


The eligible vehicles 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.

Also Period J1 cars (homologated from 01/01/1982 to 12/31/1985) will be accettable, but only without being eligible for points for the the European Championship, as follows:
- Group B - over 1600cc and / or forced induction.
- Group B - up to 1600cc. (Included)
- Group A.


To confirm what the game is appreciated, here come the trophies, which in the field of historic rally cars are more and more followed. At the Elban Rallye three trophies will run, all very exciting: the A112 Abarth Trophy (for which facilitations are expected to entries, non-cumulative with other ones), the Challenge Lancia HF 2011 and the Opel Historic Challenge 2011.


Another indispensable event, on the roads of the island, is Elba "Graffiti", a regularity race, that 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 passing controls, controls stamp and regularity tests on roads open to normal traffic, which must be maintained on a well defined average, will contribute to make the classifications.
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 whose that will use only the manual chronometers. It will be a come back to some years ago, when the technology had not yet taken hold, as today, of the specialty.


Anything really do not miss, at the 2011 edition of Rallye Elba Storico-Trofeo Locman Italy: from news for the logistics to a dream journey, to the regularity, until the presence of the prestigious Ferrari brand. It will be the 3rd edition of "Le Ferrari all´Isola d´Elba," the initiative concerted together with the Ferrari Club Italia that will permit, to a regularity event of their own trophy, to take place on the Elban street: the fantastic cars will be re- present to "paint" - in red, of course - the Elba island, to the delight of the eyes and ears of many fans.


Like last year, the competitors entered the event, but also to all those who wish to own a "piece" one, will be given the opportunity to buy, by reservation, a watch specifically for Rally Elba produced in limited edition by Locman Italy. The company, founded in 1986 on the island of Elba, from here launched its products and became a "must" in the world and also this year will be among the partners of the event and will be felt close to the organization and to all the competitors offering really. . . to stop the time with a watch expressly designed for "Rallye Elba", ready to be put on the wrist of motors fans.
For this initiative, interested parties may contact ACI Livorno telephones sports references listed at the bottom of this release.


Locman Italy, Moby SpA, Eni, Ip, Livorno Province, Capoliveri, Hotel Elba International, and of course the Automobile Club Livorno for the 2011 edition of the race will be beside to 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

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