Entry lists open for the 98th Targa Florio

Deadline set to Monday 5 May to enter to the most ancient race organized by AC Palermo and by Automobile Club of Italy, scheduled from 8 to 10 May with validity for the Italian Rally Championship, Italian Historic Rally and National Rally Trophy. Piazza Politeama to house the starting ceremony.

Palermo, 8 April 2014. Entry lists for the 98th Targa Florio are now open. The race will be this year the third round of the Italian Rally Championship and fourth of the Italian Rally Historic Cars Championship as well as first of the National Rally Trophy. The oldest race in the world organized by Automobile Club Palermo and Automobile Club Italy will therefore have three validities. The collaboration between ACI and Palermo's division started in 2013 with the objective of getting together to the 100th edition of the iconic Italian and Sicilian race in 2016.

The three validities will certainly grant spectacle on the legendary roads of Madonie as the best of the three series will challenge each other as will do the racers of the Sicilian Rally Championship in a season that already opened with a lot of entered drivers.

Subscriptions to the 98th Targa Florio – that is going to be particularly rich in novelties and surprises – can be sent to the Automobile Club Palermo until Monday 5 May. The starting ceremony will be back in the exclusive setting of Palermo's Piazza Politeama on the evening of Thursday 8 May. Verifications and shakedown will take place in the morning in Campofelice di Roccella, that is going to be the headquarter of the race as it will house race direction, regrouping and service park at the Targa Florio Village in the residential center of Mare Luna in Contrada Pistavecchia. The press office is going to be located at the nearby Hotel Acacia.

Day one for the Italian Rally Championship and National Rally Trophy will kick off on Friday 9 May at 8.00 (local time) in the famous Piazza Duomo of Cefalù, while the Italian Rally Historic Cars will start from Piazza duomo in Termini Imerese. The afternoon section will end in Cefalù for historic cars, while the "modern” cars will end their efforts in Termini Imerese that will also mark the finish line for the National Rally Trophy.

The second and final day will follow on Saturday 10 Mau when the final chequered flag will wait races in the heart of Campofelice di Roccella, as Piazza Garibaldi, will welcome the arrival of CIR cars at 16.30, that will be one hour later than the scheduled finish of the Historic cars Italian Championship. The same square will also be the stage of "Speciale Targa Florio" the special on the race aired by Rai Sport 2.

More information are available at www.acisportitalia.it - www.targa-florio.it