24th Rally Adriatico. The Italian Rally Championship at the turning point

The race in Marche is the fourth of the eight rounds of the series. All the best drivers of the Italian rally challenging each other on the gravel.

Cingoli, May 9th 2017- The 24th Rally Adriatico, rally organized by Prs Group, is going to be interesting for its validity and partaking drivers. The race will be valid for the Drivers and Constructors Italian Rally Championship , Italian Gravel Trophy, 2WD Italian Championship, Italian Junior Championship and Italian R1 Championship. All these series are extremely interesting and highly spectacular and the gravel of Marche will highlight the technical quality of the drivers present in every series. Eyes will be on the protagonists of the Italian Rally Championship as a lot of protagonists of the series will be trying to take the win. Starting from current leaders Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi, on the works Peugeot 208 T16 R5 coming from a successful start of the campaign, but that will have several rivals challenging them like Simone Campedelli and co-driver Pietro Elia Ometto on Ford Fiesta R5 run by Orange1 Racing, Umberto Scandola and Guido D’Amore on a Skoda Fabia R5 fielded by Skoda Motorsport Italia, Andrea Nucita and Marco Vozzo on another Skoda Fabia R5 run by team Phoenix, and the 16 years old Finn Kalle Rovanpera, with Risto Pietiläinen at the notes on the Peugeot 208 T16. The very young Finn driver, son of the champion Harry Rovanpera, has come to the fore due to his speed especially on gravel and will be a benchmark for all the other title rivals. In the Italian 2WD Championship the fight is restricted to two drivers, the Italo-Swiss Kevin Gilardoni, on Renault Clio RT3 with Corrado Bonato, and the Sicilian Marco Pollara of Peugeot Team Junior, on Peugeot 208 VTI with Giuseppe Princiotto at the notes. The Italian driver will also contest the interesting Italian Junior Championship. Several very quick youngsters all on Peugeot 208 will challenge him like Luca Bottarelli, Andrea Mazzocchi, Mattia Vita, Damiamo De Tommaso and Nicola Manfredi. A very promising driver Tommaso Ciuffi with co-driver Massimo Bosi will join them despite not taking part in the Junior. The fight for the Italian R1 Championship is also going to be quite interesting with the small, fast and reliable Suzuki Swift Sport R1B fighting also for their single make series. Current leader Stefano Martinelli, Stefano Strabello and Lorenzo Coppe seem to have an advantage, but Andrea Scalzotto and Roberto Antonucci can also aim high.

The rally will kick off with the opening ceremony from Senigallia’s city center on Friday May 12th at local 19.30 and will unfold in two legs to take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14. The finish line will be set in Cingoli in Viale Valentini on Sunday at 16.00. The 12 stages sum up to 130 competitive km on gravel in a total liason of 604 km. Nine tests will make up day one: “Colognola”, of 5.50 km, to be repeated twice, “Santo Stefano”,of 7.94 km and “Avenale”,9.18km, to be repeated three times each and the super stage “Città di Cingoli”, 1.93 km to take place in the crossodrome of the city from 17.30. The closing leg on Sunday will take place on two tests: the “Laghi” of 11.93 km and “Panicali”, 10.13 km.

Acisport will cover the event through live streaming on www.acisport.it These appointments will cover live the start on Friday, all regrouping of day one and two and the super stage Città di Cingoli, on Saturday May 13th at 17.38.

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In the picture: The podium of edition 2016 of Rally Adriatico (Photo4)