Cookies help us deliver our services . Using these services , you accept the ' use of cookies on our part . Information

       pirelli       eberhard            eberhard     pirelli                                   

HIGHLIGHTS 2017

 


 

COLIN MCRAE TRIBUTE: A MOVING, HISTORIC MOMENT WITH TEN DRIVERS AND FOUR NAVIGATORS, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNERS, AT THE WRC CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY, THE CHAMPIONS FOR A CHAMPION PARADE AND THE COLIN PARADE ON
SUNDAY.

COLIN MC RAE TRIBUTE: TWO UNFORFGETTABLE DAYS IN RALLY HISTORY
A fantastic group photograph with ten drivers and four navigator who wrote stunning pages in the annals of rally history,
unprecedentedly all together on Saturday 21 October on the WRC Conference stage at the Rallylegend Arena. An absolute first,
and an amazing opportunity then to see them all together at the wheel in the cars that, thanks to their prowess, have become the
stuff of legend!
Stig Blomqvist, Ari Vatanen, Timo Salonen, Juha Kankkunen, Miki Biasion, Didier Auriol, Marcus Gronholm, Petter Solberg and the
two current champs, Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, plus Hans Thorszelius, Bjorn Waldegaard’s navigator, and Luis Moya,
representing Carlos Sainz, and Colin McRae’s co-drivers, Derek Ringer and Nicky Grist, making for a gala ‘cream-of-the-crop’
assembly for the Arena homage to Colin McRae − a rally ace adored even by his direst ‘foes’. The Scots champ was represented by
his family, too − mum and dad Margaret and Jimmy, daughter, Hollie, and brother Alister (also an impressively experienced driver).
The large public, made of moved and attentive spectators, also included many drivers and champions competing at Rallylegend,
including Kris Meeke (who was something of a ‘disciple’ of Colin McRae’s in his early days) and Thierry Neuville, awaiting his Sunday
performance at Rallylegend (not to mention Sandro Munari and Simo Lampinen two legendary figures from rally’s ‘pioneering’
era).
The WRC Conference honouring the memory of Colin McRae, compered by Claudia Peroni, included video testimony from Carlos
Sainz, sorry for being unable to be with us, David Richards and Malcom Wilson, two team managers whose belief in McRae’s
qualities was unshakeable and Valentino Rossi, who considers Colin McRae an idol in the rally world.
During the evening the “Champion Legend” award went to Colin McRae, the World Champion with the highest Media accredited
votes at Rallylegend. The prestigious award − from Eberhard&Co., the watchmaking maison celebrating its 130 years of activity this
year − was received by Hollie McRae, Colin’s nineteen-year-old daughter.
On Sunday 22 October, after the amazing World Champions group photo session, together with the cars in which they won their
colours (all on display at Rallylegend Village), came the Champions for a Champion Parade with a special stage called “The Legend”
before a delightful (and delighted) public. World Champions at the wheel in the vehicles in which they reached the pinnacles of
renown. Masses of “rotund” countersteering and dizzying sprints before a most appreciative audience. The world of rally paid
homage to McRae also with a Colin’s Parade, with ten cars driven by the Scot during his career.


 

 

RALLYLEGEND ARENA


 

FREEM CHALLENGE


 

Press Release no. 7
14th October 2017

THIERRY NEUVILLE IS THE GREAT SURPRISE ON THE EVE OF RALLYLEGEND 2017
THE HYUNDAI WRC DRIVER WILL PERFORM WITH A I20 WRC,
SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER, ALONG “THE LEGEND” STAGE



San Marino Republic. Thierry Neuville will be at Rallylegend. This is the great surprise of the hectic eve of the San Marino event. The Belgian driver of Hyundai Motorsport team, a top driver of the World Championship with the New Generation i20 WRC, wanted to enjoy Rallylegend as a spectator together with a group of friends. Then, while asking for a few passes, he could not resist the temptation to ask for the possibility to drive along a special stage. He got both the approval from the team Hyundai Motorsport, and the immediate willingness of the HMI Italian Rally Team that made available for him a i20 WRC . So Thierry Neuville will be behind the wheel at “The Legend”, on Sunday 22 as well. Together with Sebastien Ogier, that will be present for the Colin Mc Rae Tribute and Kris Meeke, participating in the competition, they will form a fantastic trio, three great top drivers of the 2017 World Rally Championship at Rallylegend.

KRIS MEEKE JOINS THE COMPETITION WITH THE CITROEN XSARA WRC AND ANDREA AGHINI (TOYOTA CELICA) WILL DRIVE IN THE MYTH CLASS
The entry list of Rallylegend 2017 is now final. The latest news concern Kris Meek, driver of the Citroen factory team, winner of the last WRC race, the RACC Cataluña Rally. He will compete with the number 1 on the doors of a Citroen Xsara WRC, coming directly from Citroen France.
Andrea Aghini, for his comeback to the rally, has decided to be behind the wheel of a Toyota Celica St 205 and will compete among the Myth.

COLIN MC RAE TRIBUTE: HOLLIE, THE DAUGHTER OF THE SCOTTISH CHAMPION WILL ALSO BE PRESENT
The presence of the McRae family to the sporting celebration of the great Colin is important. Hollie, the nineteen-year-old daughter of the Scottish champion will also be at Rallylegend and will meet her grandparents Jimmy and Margaret and her uncle Alister. Alison, Colin’s wife, at first announced, will not be present.

RALLYLEGEND COMMEMORATES GIUSEPPE VOLTA
Beppe Volta has been an essential personality for the Italian motorsport and rallies in particular, a piece of history, all-round. From his début as a driver and mechanic in the Sixties, then expert test driver but also careful and meticulous engineer and eventually gifted designer. And a great friend of Rallylegend, that he never missed. Last April, in a banal but fatal car accident, Beppe Volta lost his life. And with him and his dynamism we’ve lost many other things he could have shown us at Rallylegend leaving all enthusiasts wide-mouthed as always. Just as when he choose the San Marino event as the international stage to show the first steps of the Lancia ECV1, a charming prototype studied in 1986, but remained until then just a “dummy”. With Miki Biasion at his wheel it took its first kilometres, surrounded by an amazing crowd. Friday 20th October at 4:30 pm at the Rallylegend Arena during a special meeting open to the public we will tell about Beppe Volta together with Biasion, “Lucky” and Tony Fassina,.

RALLYLEGEND IN FIGURES
As much as 140 entrants, fiftyfive out of which come from twentyone countries, different from Italy and San Marino.
With crews also coming from Mexico, with Ricardo Triviño, and Uruguay; following Gustavo Trelles there is a group of South-American fans that booked twenty rooms of an hotel… The Italian crews are sixty (with great champions such as Biasion, Tony Fassina, “Lucky”, Noberasco, Aghini, Longhi, Navarra, Riolo, and Romagna and the young Campedelli). At the start there are also ten crews from the small San Marino Republic, and seven are mixed Italy-San Marino crews.

“CHAMPION LEGEND” AMONG THE WORLD CHAMPIONS
The huge jury of the accredited media (over 200) from all over the world will vote the most loved Champion among the World Rally Champions present at Rallyegend for the Colin McRae Tribute. The prize for the winner, who will be declared “Champion Legend”, is a prestigious watch of the Champion series, offered by Eberhard&Co., the watchmaking company celebrating this year their 130 years of activity.

RDS OFFICIAL RALLYLEGEND RADIO

MIKI BIASION AND TIMO SALONEN FOR A TARGET EMOTION “RALLYLEGEND EXPERIENCE”
Getting on a Lancia 037 next to Miki Biasion or on a Toyota Celica, with a myth like Timo Salonen, and go along a special stage. A dream coming true at Rallylegend for those who have chosen to live the San Marino event with the “Rallylegend Experience” pass, an opportunity than is one of a kind, reserved, along with many other exclusive ones, to those who chose to live the “ Legend “from inside.

AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOS FOR EVERYONE
Repeated autograph sessions and photos a go-go with all the champions present during the three-day event. An incredible chance for the Rallylegend public made possible thanks to the many important partners such as Eberhard&Co, Pirelli, Freem. Some more initiatives are scheduled for all enthusiasts visiting the event and organized by Coyote, driving assistant, whose testimonial are Jean Alesi, former F1 driver, and Luis Moya for Spain,  Estrella Galicia, a brand with a significant presence in MotoGp, Moto2 and Moto3 and in Formula 1 next to Toro Rosso and Sainz, and other important partners such as Shell Elix Ultra, VisitSanMarino.com, Karcher.

THE WWW.RALLYLEGEND.COM WEBSITE INFORMATION REFERENCE POINT
The website www.rallylegend.com is the official information point on everything concerning the
San Marino event. The site is constantly updated with all communication, addresses and news
about Rallylegend.
On Facebook: Rallylegend Official Facebook Page.
The website www.rallylegend.com

15th RALLYLEGEND 2017: CONTACTS
Rallylegend Secretariat: mob. (+39) 339.5478180
             tel. (+378) 0549.909053
             fax. (+378) 0549.905922
Website: www.rallylegend.com       e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRESS OFFICE
Head: Leo Todisco Grande    mob.+39.335.8298326    e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

ENTRY LIST


 

Provisional list of entred crews

 


 

Contest Eberhard & Co

2017 -  Eberhard & Co. turns130 years old. A history full of success and emotions; a highly important finish that sets the great commitment towards both technical and esthetical quality.
 
In order to celebrate this important anniversary, Eberhard as partner of Rallylegend 2017, has dedicated its prizes to your rally passion
 
Among all those who will buy a Rallylegend ALL PLUS ticket (available only on-line and in limited number), some fabulous prizes will be drawn, offered by Eberhard & Co.


 

2017 MEDIA ACCREDITATION – now available
New accreditation procedure, please, follow instructions

 


 

AT RALLYLEGEND 2017 AN EPOCHAL EVENT:
FIFTEEN RALLY WORLD CHAMPIONS, FROM 1977 TO TODAY,
PRESENT IN SAN MARINO FOR THE “COLIN MC RAE TRIBUTE”.

Almost the entire World Rally Hall of Fame, from birth to today,
gathers for the tribute to the great Scottish driver, ten years after his death

Republic of San Marino. All together, at Rallylegend next October 21st and 22nd: Walter Rohrl, Ari Vatanen, Hannu Mikkola, Stig Blomqvist, Timo Salonen, Juha Kankkunen, Miki Biasion, Didier Auriol, Tommi Makinen, Marcus Gronholm, Petter Solberg, Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, with Sandro Munari and Markku Alen, winners of the FIA Driver Cups 1977 and 1978, that later became the World Rally Drivers since 1979.
Fifteen World Rally Champions, for a total of thirty-four world drivers titles - almost all the history of the World Championship series - will gather in the Republic of San Marino - for two days World Rally Capital - for the “Colin Mc Rae Tribute”, Rallylegend’s tribute to the memory of the great Scottish champion, ten years after his premature and tragic disappearance. For Colin Mc Rae, at Rallylegend there will also be Derek Ringer, the co-driver with whom the Scottish driver won the World Championship title in 1995, and Nicky Grist, another important co-driver for him; while two other World Champion co-drivers, Hans Thorszelius and Robert Reid, will be present at San Marino to bring their memory of two champions who are no longer among us, such as Bjorn Waldegaard and Richard Burns.
An epochal event, a “reunion” so far never seen, the dream of all fans: having so many legendary champions, all together, for two days.
“We wanted to remember Colin Mc Rae and give him a big tribute,” says an almost unbelieving, but happy, Vito Piarulli, General Manager of Rallylegend - and when, talking to Luis Moya, we had, almost at the same time, this idea we liked it right away . So joined the efforts we succeeded. “
Luis Moya, passionate Rallylegend “ambassador” in the world champion rally “Circus”, confirms: “I immediately activated the World Rally “club”, where I have many friends, and the acceptance of the champions I contacted was immediate and warm. It will truly be a unique event. “

“CHAMPIONS FOR A CHAMPION”: WORLD CHAMPIONS PARADE WITH THEIR WINNING CARS
And the best has yet to come. After the press conference on Saturday, October 21st, in the presence of all the World Champions, available for the media and the public, the next day, Sunday 22nd there will be a Parade during the special stage “The Legend” of all these legendary aces, each one aboard the car he drove to the world title, as a “rumbling” tribute to Colin Mc Rae. It will be a unique and unforgettable entertainment, a moment that will remain indelible in the viewer’s memory. An event to which, once again, you can attend only at Rallylegend. “As always and more than ever,” says Paolo Valli, FAMS President, the San Marino Auto Motor Federation - Rallylegend shows a great liveliness of ideas and initiatives. Having this year all these great champions in San Marino is undoubtedly an exceptional exclusivity. It will give further glory to a world-class event”.

RALLYLEGEND REMEMBERS COLIN MC RAE WITH “COLIN’S PARADE”
Another unmissable moment will be that, on Sunday, October 22nd, where Rallylegend will remember Colin Mc Rae on the classic special stage “The Legend”, with an exciting parade of all the cars driven by the Scottish champion in the various World Rally Championships. The Parade will be opened by Alister Mc Rae, also a rally driver and brother of the unforgettable Colin, with Derek Ringer as co-driver.
Colin Mc Rae, who died at the age of 39, in September 2007, in an incident with his helicopter, raced 146 times in the Rally World Championship, winning 25 world rallies and the World Rally Champion title in 1995 with Subaru Impreza 555 and second place in 1996, 1997 and 2001.


 

TICKETS ON LINE

Buy now


 

Press Release nr 3
29, June 2017


RALLYLEGEND IS TAKING SHAPE,
WITH THE EVENT PROGRAM FROM 19 TO 22, NEXT OCTOBER.
THE EXPECTATION FOR THE “COLIN MCRAE TRIBUTE” IS GROWING,
WITH OTHER SURPRISES AT THE SITE, THANKS TO COLLABORATION WITH LUIS MOYA.
“RALLYLEGEND EXPERIENCE”,
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LIVE AN EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY



Republic of San Marino. The news of the exclusive and glamorous reunion of almost all World Rally Champions in history at Rallylegend, this year from 19th to 22nd October, has spread almost virally in the world rally environment.
For the first time ever, in the Republic of San Marino, two days will remain indelible in memory and in the heart of the enthusiasts: Walter Rohrl, Ari Vatanen, Hannu Mikkola, Stig Blomqvist, Timo Salonen, Juha Kankkunen, Miki Biasion , Didier Auriol, Tommi Makinen, Marcus Gronholm, Petter Solberg, Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, with Sandro Munari and Markku Alen, winners of the FIA ​​Driver Cups 1977 and 1978, which became the World Rally Drivers since 1979. All gathered for the “Colin McRae Tribute”.
With Luis Moya, co-driver twice champion of the World Rally Championship, who in his new role as a passionate Rallylegend ambassador, as well as having made possible the gathering of so many champions, is working on other projects and surprises, which will surprise us ...

RALLYLEGEND PROGRAM: FOUR DAYS FULLY IMMERSED IN RALLY HISTORY
The opening of the enrollments on Monday, August 1st, will be the first official act of Rallylegend 2017, with the closing scheduled for Thursday 28th September.
Rallylegend starts Wednesday, October 18th, with the delivery of road books and the route reconnaissance, but Thursday, October 19th will be the first real day of the event, with the opening of Rallylegend Village, the Accreditation Center and the Press Room, the scrutineering from 11 am until 6.30 pm and at 7.30 pm the Legend Parade, the first walkway, with stage interviews, all the champions and the great protagonists present, behind the wheel of the fantastic cars they’ll be driving the race .
On Friday, October 20th, from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, the shakedown is the first opportunity to watch cars and crews in action, while at 12.30 pm the entrance of the cars to start park is scheduled, inside the San Marino Stadium. At 19.00 Day 1 of the rally starts, and ends at 23.30.
On Saturday, October 21st, from 9 am to 12 pm, the “walkabout” is scheduled, to see all the cars, lined up at San Marino Stadium, and at 13.30 there is going to be the start of Day 2 of the rally, arriving at 18.30.
At 8 pm, the highly anticipated Press Conference “Colin Mc Rae Tribute”, with all the world champions present meeting Media and the public.
On Sunday, October 22nd, a new opportunity for a walkabout, to admire the cars, lined up at San Marino Stadium, from 8.30 to 9.30 and at 10.00 Day 3 of the rally is starting, with arrival and prizes at 14.45. Inside the rally, at 12.00, at the special stage “The Legend”, the unmissable Champions for a Champion Parade and the Colin’s Parade.

“COLIN MC RAE TRIBUTE”: LOVE TO A BELOVED CHAMPION
It will be really a special day, that of Sunday, October 22nd. The day of the “Colin McRae Tribute”, the most anticipated moment of Rallylegend, the tribute to a much loved champion. Starting at 12.00, during the special stage “The Legend”, the unmissable “Champions for a Champion Parade”, the never-before-seen show of all the World Rally Champions, with the Cars with which they won the title. Next, another dense moment of excitement, “Colin’s Parade,” with some of McRae’s car in his dazzling career, one of which will be driven by his brother, rally driver, too, Alister McRae. Always on Sundays, there will be a WRC hospitality dedicated to the history of the Rally World Championship, featuring an exhibition of sports precious cars, which won titles and races in the World Rally Championship, with exceptional champions behind the wheels of cars used by Colin McRae in his career.

RALLYLEGEND EXPERIENCE: TO LIVE THE EVENT IN A TOTALLY EXCLUSIVE WAY
Rallylegend is passion for rallies. And for enthusiasts, an exclusive proposal is dedicated. The one of
being part of Rallylegend, living spaces and moments reserved for the great drivers and protagonists that will take part in Rallylegend 2017. It is called Rallylegend Experience, a rally dream package, including access to the Rally Village throughout the duration of the event, with reserved close car place, access to shakedown, to all special stages, a reserved place in the Tribune on the special “The Legend” and Rallylegend gadgets. But above all it is included, during the “Colin McRae Tribute”, the aperitif on Saturday and the invitation to the Press Conference with all the World Champions, along with Press and important guests. Then, still, a flight in helicopter on special tests and, for twenty Rallylegend Experience holders, the possibility of sitting aside two Top Drivers in some exciting passages, on the “The Legend” stage, on board of a Rally car, on Saturday, October 21st.
Details and further information at  http://www.rallylegend.com/images/2017/RLEXP2017web.pdf


THE WWW.RALLYLEGEND.COM WEB SITE INFORMATION REFERENCE POINT
The website www.rallylegend.comis the official information point on everything concerning the
San Marino event. The site is constantly updated with all communication, addresses and news
about Rallylegend.
On Facebook: Rallylegend Official Facebook Page.

15th RALLYLEGEND 2017: CONTACTS
Rallylegend Secretariat:     mob. (+39) 339.5478180
tel. (+378) 0549.909053
fax. (+378) 0549.905922

Website : www.rallylegend.com       e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRESS OFFICE
Head: Leo Todisco Grande     Mob. + 39.335.8298326     e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Press Release nr. 2
28th April 2017

AT RALLYLEGEND 2017 AN EPOCHAL EVENT:
FIFTEEN RALLY WORLD CHAMPIONS, FROM 1977 TO TODAY,
PRESENT IN SAN MARINO FOR THE “COLIN MC RAE TRIBUTE”.

Almost the entire World Rally Hall of Fame, from birth to today,
gathers for the tribute to the great Scottish driver, ten years after his death

Republic of San Marino. All together, at Rallylegend next October 21st and 22nd: Walter Rohrl, Ari Vatanen, Hannu Mikkola, Stig Blomqvist, Timo Salonen, Juha Kankkunen, Miki Biasion, Didier Auriol, Tommi Makinen, Marcus Gronholm, Petter Solberg, Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, with Sandro Munari and Markku Alen, winners of the FIA Driver Cups 1977 and 1978, that later became the World Rally Drivers since 1979.
Fifteen World Rally Champions, for a total of thirty-four world drivers titles - almost all the history of the World Championship series - will gather in the Republic of San Marino - for two days World Rally Capital - for the “Colin Mc Rae Tribute”, Rallylegend’s tribute to the memory of the great Scottish champion, ten years after his premature and tragic disappearance. For Colin Mc Rae, at Rallylegend there will also be Derek Ringer, the co-driver with whom the Scottish driver won the World Championship title in 1995, and Nicky Grist, another important co-driver for him; while two other World Champion co-drivers, Hans Thorszelius and Robert Reid, will be present at San Marino to bring their memory of two champions who are no longer among us, such as Bjorn Waldegaard and Richard Burns.
An epochal event, a “reunion” so far never seen, the dream of all fans: having so many legendary champions, all together, for two days.
“We wanted to remember Colin Mc Rae and give him a big tribute,” says an almost unbelieving, but happy, Vito Piarulli, General Manager of Rallylegend - and when, talking to Luis Moya, we had, almost at the same time, this idea we liked it right away . So joined the efforts we succeeded. “
Luis Moya, passionate Rallylegend “ambassador” in the world champion rally “Circus”, confirms: “I immediately activated the World Rally “club”, where I have many friends, and the acceptance of the champions I contacted was immediate and warm. It will truly be a unique event. “

“CHAMPIONS FOR A CHAMPION”: WORLD CHAMPIONS PARADE WITH THEIR WINNING CARS
And the best has yet to come. After the press conference on Saturday, October 21st, in the presence of all the World Champions, available for the media and the public, the next day, Sunday 22nd there will be a Parade during the special stage “The Legend” of all these legendary aces, each one aboard the car he drove to the world title, as a “rumbling” tribute to Colin Mc Rae. It will be a unique and unforgettable entertainment, a moment that will remain indelible in the viewer’s memory. An event to which, once again, you can attend only at Rallylegend. “As always and more than ever,” says Paolo Valli, FAMS President, the San Marino Auto Motor Federation - Rallylegend shows a great liveliness of ideas and initiatives. Having this year all these great champions in San Marino is undoubtedly an exceptional exclusivity. It will give further glory to a world-class event”.

RALLYLEGEND REMEMBERS COLIN MC RAE WITH “COLIN’S PARADE”
Another unmissable moment will be that, on Sunday, October 22nd, where Rallylegend will remember Colin Mc Rae on the classic special stage “The Legend”, with an exciting parade of all the cars driven by the Scottish champion in the various World Rally Championships. The Parade will be opened by Alister Mc Rae, also a rally driver and brother of the unforgettable Colin, with Derek Ringer as co-driver.
Colin Mc Rae, who died at the age of 39, in September 2007, in an incident with his helicopter, raced 146 times in the Rally World Championship, winning 25 world rallies and the World Rally Champion title in 1995 with Subaru Impreza 555 and second place in 1996, 1997 and 2001.

THE WWW.RALLYLEGEND.COM WEB SITE INFORMATION REFERENCE POINT
The website www.rallylegend.com is the official information point on everything about the sammarinese event. The site is constantly updated with all communications, addresses, news and news regarding Rallylegend.
On Facebook: Rallylegend Official Facebook Page.

15TH RALLYLEGEND 2017: CONTACTS
Rallylegend Secretariat: cell. (+39) 339.5478180
Tel. (+378) 0549.909053
fax. (+378) 0549.905922
Website: www.rallylegend.com e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRESS OFFICE
Manager: Leo Todisco Grande mob. + 39.335.8298326 e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Press release n. 1
March 23rd, 2017

RALLYLEGEND MOVES TO A NEW DATE: FROM 19th TO 22nd OCTOBER, 2017
Luis Moya will be Rallylegend official ambassador
The Organizers working on a new format

Republic of San Marino. New logistical and organizational needs, combined with the opportunity to avoid coincidences and give the opportunity to many fans not to lose the awaited event. For this reason, and after a thorough reflection, Rallylegend Organizers decided to postpone the San Marino event to a new date: October 19th to 22nd , 2017. A week later, in practice, with respect to the originally established date.

In addition, Rallylegend organizing staff has a new member: Luis Moya. The Spanish co driver is a “new entry” of great prestige: world rally champion in 1990 and 1992 with Carlos Sainz, now a great supporter and an expert of Rallylegend. His role will be “ambassador” of San Marino event in the world and in the World Rally Championship. Thanks to the great respect he has in the environment and his familiarity with many champions of yesterday and today, he will be an important bridge to drivers and teams.

The organizing team is also working on a 2017 format full of new features. The event will last four days, but with a slimmer and more attractive program. The last day will be more public oriented with activities where the protagonists will be present fans.

THE WEB SITE WWW.RALLYLEGEND.COM INFORMATION REFERENCE POINT
The www.rallylegend.com Web site is the official information reference point on everything related to the San Marino event. The site is constantly updated with communications, addresses and news about Rallylegend.
Facebook: Rallylegend Official Facebook Page.


15th RALLYLEGEND 2017 : CONTACT US
Rallylegend Secretariat:    mob. (+39) 339.5478180
            tel. (+378) 0549.909053
            fax. (+378) 0549.905922
Site Web : www.rallylegend.com       e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRESS OFFICE
Manager: Leo Todisco Grande   Mob. + 39.335.8298326    email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

 

 


 

PRESS INFO n° 20

FINAL

October, 18th 2016

THE FINAL WINNERS OF THE 14TH RALLYLEGEND 2016 ARE RIOLO-RAPPA (AUDI QUATTRO) IN THE HISTORIC, “LUCKY”-PONS (LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE) IN THE MYTH AND PEDERSOLI-TOMASI (CITROEN C4 WRC) IN THE WRC/KIT. FINAL RESULTS FROZEN  AT SPECIAL STAGE 12.

ASSIGNED VICTORY AND PRIZES ALSO IN THE “GOLF GTI 40 YEARS OF FUN”, IN THE “PIRELLI JUMP IN THE LEGEND” AND IN THE “ANTIGUA LEGEND CUP”

 

        

Republic of San Marino. Anticipated finale for Rallylegend 2016, following the decision of the organizers after the dramatic accident occurred during SS 12 “San Marino 1”, when 2 Special Stages were missing from the end.

The final results have been therefore frozen at the moment of the interruption, the prize-giving ceremony cancelled in sign of mourning, and the 14th Rallylegend reports to the files three winners with prestigious names: Salvatore Riolo, “Lucky” and Luca Pedersoli.

Other prizes were assigned, even though not celebrated with the podium party, those of three particular classifications: Volkswagen, Pirelli and Antigua Cup. Prestigious Eberhard&Co watches have been assigned to the absolute winners of Rallylegend.

 

All final results at this link: http://www.rallylegend.com/it/

     

RALLYLEGEND: RIOLO, “LUCKY” AND PEDERSOLI ARE THE WINNERS OF THE THREE CATEGORIES

 

The final rankings of Rallylegend 2016 tell that the Sicilian Totò Riolo together with Gianfranco Rappa won the “Historic” category, with the ever fascinating Audi Quattro. Riolo already holds two titles at Rallylegend in the early editions. He took command of operations on slippery and wet surfaces on the second stage and did not leave it till the end. The San Marino driver Marco Bianchini and his co-driver Daiana Darderi could do nothing with only two-wheel drive of their Lancia 037, who finished second, after winning the opening night stage, on Friday. The third step of the podium went to another driver from the Titan Republic, Giuliano Calzolari, co-driven by Corrado Costa, aboard the Talbot Lotus generously "given" by Federico Ormezzano. A car that he practically got to know on race. His toughest opponent was still a San Marino driver, Davide Cesarini, with the Ford Escort Rs 1600, who had to stop for the break-down of a suspension, though he rejoined the race with the super rally formula the day after.

 

Among the "Myth" the evergreen "Lucky", co-driven by a great navigator as Fabrizia Pons, was practically always in the lead with his Lancia Delta Intergrale 16V, but his victory was not so easy. His teammate with an identical car, "Pedro" together with Baldaccini was an uncompromising opponent until the end, despite the consequences of a jump a bit too brave. And the four-time European "historic" champion also had to watch their backs from a perky Andrea Navarra. Seven years of almost total inactivity seemed indeed to have influenced not much on the champion from Cesena. With Renzo Casazza next to him and behind the wheel of the Subaru Impreza Wrx, Navarra was debuting at Rallylegend, but he quickly regained his shine of the past. He classified third, just some seconds from "Pedro." In fourth and fifth place there are two BMW M3, disadvantaged by the slimy and wet surface, but very well led by Mauro Miele, with Beltrame, and by the Czech Vaclav Pech, with Uhel. Only sixth Piero Longhi, with Santini, but justified by the fact that they have had a problem with a hub of the Toyota Celica St 205 right from the start. He preceded the German Armin Schwarz, with Zenz, on Toyota Celica St 165 of some seconds. Among the good things to highlight there is the ninth place overall of the two cousins ​​Davide and Roberto Gasperoni, with the small Peugeot 106 and despite the break of the hydraulic power steering in the first stage.

 

Victory for Luca Pedersoli and Anna Tomasi, with the Citroen C4 WRC in the “WRC/KIT” category, where they already took the lead during the first stage in the night, preceding the Czech Stepan Vojtech and Ernst at the end, at the wheel of an older Peugeot 206 WRC. He has long battled with the Belgian Philippe Olczyk, co-driver De Bolle , also on a Peugeot 206 WRC a bit more recent. Fourth in the category, but first among the under-performing two-wheel drive cars, was the French champion Gilles Panizzi, debuting at Rallylegend, with Audrey Orphelin to read the notes on the Peugeot 306 Maxi, a car that he took to great performance.

 

 

 

LEGEND STARS: SHOW INTO THE SHOW

 

Champions such as Miki Biasion, with the Eberhard & Co. Lancia 037, Hayden Paddon, with the Hyundai i20 WRC Hmi team, Russell Brookes, with Vauxhall Chevette, Manfred Pommer, with the Audi Quattro, along with a promising German young driver as the Skoda Fabian Kreim, with many other characters or enthusiastic collectors who put their fascinating cars on Special Stages and step back into history: all this is the category of the "Legend Stars", spectacular appetizer to the real rally, which offered an unbelievable show that the large audience highly appreciated. No timing of the special stages, with the sole objective of driving in the most possible acrobatic way, almost all the players behind the wheel of "LS" get to the bottom of their driving repertoire. This year a group of English enthusiasts among the Legend Stars brought some rare and unusual cars such as Toyota Celica RA40, Ford Escort Twin Cam, Chevrolet Firenza, Peugeot 205 T16, Vauxhall Chevette.

 

 

 

VW GOLF GTI 40 YEARS OF FUN CELEBRATION: THE WINNERS FIORINI-PARMA WILL BE GUESTS AT THE RALLY SWEDEN.

 

All Volkswagen Golf GTI cars entered in the Myth and Historic categories have automatically taken part to the "GTI 40 Years of Fun Celebration". At the end of the rally a single classification including all the Golf GTIs of the race has been prepared, and the hunt to the inviting first prize saw a San Marino team triumph, Andrea Fiorini and Gaia Parma with a 1983 Golf GTI. The two lucky ones will be Volkswagen guests at the Rally Sweden 2017: the prize includes flight, hotel, the Volkswagen VIP Program during the rally, access to the Volkswagen Hospitality in the WRC service park. The second crew Piscaglia-Angelini won the Limited Edition models of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, while the third-Nerobutto-Nerobutto won a voucher for the purchase of spare parts from Volkswagen Classic, of the value of € 250,00.

 

 

 

“PIRELLI JUMP IN THE LEGEND”: THE MOST SPECTACULAR JUMP IS BY “LUCKY”- PONS’S DELTA

 

The return of a prestigious brand like Pirelli has found its place in Rallylegend with an initiative in line with the style of the event. That is how the "Pirelli jump in the legend trophy" was born. There was a qualified jury that judged and rewarded the most beautiful jumps, in two particular points of SS6 Le Tane and SS7 The Legend. Prize for the first qualified were four tires and they went to "Lucky"-Pons (Lancia Delta Integrale), while other awards also went to the second ranked crew Toccaceli-Rosati (Talbot Lotus) and the third "Pedro"- Baldaccini (Lancia Delta Integrale).          

 

 

 

ANTIGUA LEGEND CUP TO “LUCKY” - PONS

 

Since some years now, with the motto "Go like the wind and win a dream holiday", a team competing in Rallylegend wins the coveted prize of a dream holiday of ten days to the Caribbean for two people. Taking inspiration from the sailing competitions and with a coefficient of time allocation, the award goes to the fastest crew. And in the 2016 edition the crew "Lucky" and Fabrizia Pons were the quickest on their Lancia Delta Integrale.

 

 

 

THE VW POLO R WRC LUXURY FORERUNNER WITH MARCUS GRONHOLM.

 

This year’s edition saw Marcus Gronholm play the role of the luxury forerunner. The two-time world rally champion is now VW tester in the world rally championship. With the world rally champion Volkswagen Polo R WRC he also managed to give vent to his always untouched class, offering essays of his always spectacular driving.

 

 

 

HAYDEN PADDON: GREAT SHOW WITH THE HYUNDAI I20 WRC OF THE HMI TEAM

 

He has certainly not spared himself: Hayden Paddon, the official Hyundai Motorsport driver was "lent" to HMI team to offer his show with the Hyundai i20 WRC. And the slippery road surface exalted even more the acrobatic skills of the New Zealand driver, now definitely a crowd favorite at Rallylegend. Much appreciated also for his great availability, always willing to satisfy the fans with a picture or an autograph.

 

 

 

IL CORDOGLIO DEGLI ORGANIZZATORI

 

As we know, unfortunately the big rally party that involved tens of thousands of fans for three days ended in pain. A deep grief immediately expressed after the mournful event by the Organizers of Rallylegend for the death of Enrico Anselmino. He was an avid rally fan who had transmitted his enthusiasm to the son and to his partner, also involved in the accident. Other spectators were involved, their conditions are gradually improving with the passing of days, some have already been discharged. They are all constantly followed by the Civil and Sports Authorities of San Marino for all their needs.

 

Great sorrow also expressed for the crew Enrico Bonaso and Alice Palazzi, who went off the road in the special stage 12: they are deeply affected and in shock over the accident.

 

 

 

WWW.RALLYLEGEND.COM   REFERENCE POINT FOR INFORMATION

 

The website www.rallylegend.com is the official reference point for official information regarding everything on the San Marino event. The website is constantly updated with all communications, addresses, news about Rallylegend.

 

Facebook: Rallylegend Official Facebook Page

 

 

 

14th RALLYLEGEND 2016 : CONTACTS

 

Rallylegend Secretariat: mob. (+39) 339.5478180

 

                                       tel. (+378) 0549.909053

 

                                       fax. (+378) 0549.905922

 

Web : www.rallylegend.com      e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

PRESS OFFICE

 

Chief: Leo Todisco Grande mob.+39.335.8298326         e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

             

            

            

    

 

 

 

Media Partner