Suzuki Rally Cup, Uliana gets the Rally del Ciocco

The season opener of the Suzuki Italy Trophy of the compact Swift was won by Uliana and Palitta, followed by Amorisco and Rocca. Rivia and Saresini lead the Racing Start.

Castelvecchio Pascoli (Lu), 23 marzo 2013 – The driver from Treviso Alessandro Uliana, and his co-equiper Masina Palitta, won, literally dominating, the first round of the Suzuki Rally Cup and is the first leader of the classification of Group A.<br><br>Leading since the first stage, the lineup of TRT La Scuderia crossed the finish line of the Rally del Ciocco with 1'22''1 advantage to Paolo Amorisco and Paolo Rocca, inning ten of the twelve stages scheduled for the first round of the Rally del Ciocco and Valle del Serchio.<br>The driver of Meteco Corse, quick and constant at the debut behind the wheel of the Japanese car, chased the leader without taking too many risks managing to keep in the tail of the frontrunners until halfway through and finally ended second after slowing down a bit on the wet despite setting the page in the last stage. <br>Amorisco proceeded Marco Soliani, with the latter naviageted by Barbieri in the occasion, third on the Swift belonging to GR Sport and, in the mid part of the rally conditioned by rain he paid attention not to suin the podium position.<br>Fourth and right at the feet of the podium was Simone Rivia, with Saresini (Gr Motorsport), making their debut in the trophy inning the classification reserved to the cars in version Racing Start. Good start for Vineis and Garella, that were on top in the third stage but had to retire in the following stage.<br>The fifth place went to Roberto Mollo and Sonia Boi on brand new a Swift Sport 1600, the result was also worth the second place in the Racing Start. The navigator from Liguria was the leader of the Navigators classification. <br>Sixth with 2 minutes penalty due to a mistake made at a junction while transfer ring from the first to the second stage, were "Cerutti Gino" and Vazzano, which resulted third in the Racing Start.<br><br>Classification of the Ciocco Valle del Serchio after twelve stages : 1. Uliana - Palitta (TRT La Scuderia) in 1'49'08"6; 2. Amorisco - Rocca (Meteco Corse) at 1'22"1; 3. Soliani - Barbieri (Gr Sport) at 5'45"2; 4. Rivia - Saresini (Gr Motorsport) RS3 at 9'37"; 5. Mollo - Boi (Meteco Corse) RS3 at 17'37"2; 6. ''Cerutti Gino'' - Vazzano (Gr Sport) RS3 at 28'22"1 (all on Suzuki Swift Sport 1600).<br><br>Suzuki Rally Cup, Group A Classification: 1. Uliana points 25; 2. Amorisco 18; 3. Rivia 18; 4. Soliani 15; 5. Mollo 14; 6. Cerutti Gino 10<br><br>Group A Navigators: 1. Boi points 14