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PRESS RELEASE no. 5
9 september 2019
 
THIERRY NEUVILLE AND THE HYUNDAI i20 COUPE’ WRC SET TO RACE AT RALLYLEGEND!
 
Republic of San Marino. He is set to be one of the big stars of Rallylegend 2019. Thierry Neuville, factory driver for the Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT team, flanked by Nicolas Gilsoul, will line up at the San Marino event taking place from 10 to 13 October, at the wheel of the Hyundai i20 Coupè WRC, with which he will compete in the World Rally Car category.
The invite sent out to the factory Hyundai team by Rallylegend organisers was enthusiastically received, as Thierry Neuville is already a passionate supporter, the Belgian champion having been struck by the sheer passion, the crowds of rally fans and the party atmosphere of the San Marino event when he took part two years ago, putting on a thrilling show.
“I am really looking forward to competing at Rallylegend again this year. – said Thierry Neuville - It is a fantastic show with a great crowd but more importantly it will give us a valuable opportunity to prepare for the final rounds of the WRC season. The championship is incredibly close, and we are pushing hard in every area to improve”.
This will mark the debut of a latest-generation WRC, the so called “Plus”, at Rallylegend – another pearl that adds to the rich chain of great vehicles – and the presence of Neuville and the Hyundai Motorsport team will surely attract the attention and interest of all enthusiasts.
Thierry Neuville, the winner of this year’s Corsica and Argentina rallies, is currently in the mix to win the World Rally drivers’ title, lying second with four rounds still to run. Along with his teammates, he is fully committed to seeing Hyundai secure the 2019 world title, the manufacturer currently leading the way in the Constructors’ championship.
 
17TH RALLYLEGEND 2019: CONTACT DETAILS
Rallylegend organisational office:           mob. (+39) 339.5478180
                                                                       tel. (+378) 0549.909053
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PRESS RELEASE no. 4

27 August 2019

GIGI GALLI RETURNS TO RALLYLEGEND!
THE ITALIAN DRIVER WILL STAR IN THURSDAY EVENING’S “LEGEND SHOW” WITH HIS KIA RIO RX AND ENTERTAIN THE CROWD ALONG THE SPECIAL STAGES

Republic of San Marino. “I can’t wait to bring my GRXX team’s rallycross Kia Rio RX to the rally special stages for the first time. I promise a show, the key being “maximum sliding”. I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun, all of us together, public and drivers alike”. The Kia Rio RX is a 1300 kg, 600 HP beast that goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds and with which Gigi Galli is currently dominating the 2019 Italian Rallycross Championship. And it is with this car that he will join the stars of Rallylegend 2019. On Thursday 10 October, Galli will be one of the big names taking part in the “Legend Show”, a real adrenaline-fuelled challenge reserved to twenty elite drivers and their cars, who will battle it out around two roundabouts, located just a short distance from the Rallylegend Village and connected by a 350-metre straight. It goes without saying that the most highly anticipated battle will involve Ken Block and his Ford Escort Cosworth, for a truly stellar show.

Over subsequent days, Gigi Galli will also take part in the special stages with his Kia Rio RX, entertaining the fans with his acrobatic driving.
The Italian champion is already excited. Having chosen rallying over skiing, he was an official Mitsubishi driver in the World Rally Championship in 2004 and 2005, and a semi-official driver with the Ford Focus WRC Stobart, with which he scored a third-place finish in Sweden and a fourth place in Sardinia in 2008. “
A few years ago, I “reinvented” myself as a constructor – explains Gigi Galli – strengthened from my early days as a mechanic, and to satisfy a passion I’ve always had. Assisted by some talented engineer friends of mine, I have created the rallycross Kia Rio RX together with my GGRX team and having started with a blank page. When I was invited by Vito Piarulli to return to Rallylegend, an event without equal, I enthusiastically accepted. I want to test the Kia Rio RX outside of the hard-fought rallycross world, over real special stages. It will be really interesting for me. Also, the context and philosophy of Rallylegend, with its thousands of truly passionate fans, and the chance to be able to have fun and entertain with an unusual car, the only goal being to put on a show, is really stimulating”.

17TH RALLYLEGEND 2019: CONTACT DETAILS

Rallylegend organisational office: mob. (+39) 339.5478180 tel. (+378) 0549.909053

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PRESS RELEASE no.3

24 July 2019

RALLYLEGEND 2019, A CELEBRATION OF RALLYING, OPENS FOR ENTRIES.
THE NEW “RALLYLEGEND HERITAGE” CATEGORY, WITH ITS OWN RACE, FLANKS THE TRADITIONAL “HISTORIC”, “MYTH” AND EXPANDED “WRC” CATEGORIES THAT WILL ENLIVEN THE RALLY, WITH THE SPECTACULAR “LEGEND STARS” SIDE DISH AND “LEGEND SHOW” APPETISER, ANOTHER NEW EVENT.

Republic of San Marino. A little over two and half months to wait excitedly before the 2019 edition ofRallylegend gets underway in the hospitable and logistically ideal setting of the Republic of San Marino, the Rally Republic, the event set to take place from 10 to 13 October.
Rallylegend has become a globally recognised brand, the event attracting champions, teams, beautiful vehicles, journalists and the media as well as a passionate public that travels from every corner of the globe each year. And this is because the show that will play out in the world’s oldest Republic is simply not to be missed. Only here 
do the rallies of past and present come together and blend over four very intense daysthat make up one unique and unrepeatable rally celebration.

The first Rallylegend 2019 act is entries opening, on Wednesday 24 July and closing on Saturday 14 September.

MANY WAYS TO LINE UP AND TAKE PART IN A FORMIDABLE EVENT

The show that Rallylegend offers spectators each year presents new and original initiatives, which flank and integrate with what is at the heart of the event, the rally itself.
One of the new features this year is 
Rallylegend Heritage, an exclusive competition reserved for original vehicles built prior to 1982 and belonging to Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and B, and complete with vintage livery and documentation confirming the vehicle’s history. Thirty vehicles will take part, and among these, some rally cars of great sporting value, never seen before in Italy and San Marino. They will compete on a shortened distance, and with seven special stages for a total of 40 km out of an overall 125 km. An atypical regularity race on closed roads and with average speeds in excess of 50 km/h over special stage sections. The Rallylegend Heritage vehicles will be the first to enter the track, ahead of the Legend Stars vehicles.

The three categories making up the rally, the highlight of Rallylegend, are now confirmed with day one, an evening session, starting on Friday 11 October at 7pm from the Rallylegend Village and finishing at 11pm.Saturday 12 October brings day two, with a 1pm start and 6.30pm finish. The third and final day will play out on Sunday 13 October, starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm, with a champagne prize-giving taking place in the Rallylegend Village.

The rally will feature the cherished Historic vehicles, the rallying queens of yesteryear, spanning various classes from the early 60s up to 1986. Then the Myth vehicles, previously homologated cars built between 1977 and 1999 and, last but not least, the beautiful WRC vehicles, which round out a line-up that reflects every age of rallying, from its very beginnings to the modern day. The WRC cars will, in turn, be divided into three distinct classes, with the early World Rally Cars built before 31 December 2010, those dating from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2016 and lastly the latest vehicles, built after 1 January 2017.

Other very appealing examples that boast an important sporting history will take centre stage during Legend Stars, an unclassified category, where the only aim of the champions and drivers is to put on a show with their slides and jumps, the goal simply to have fun and entertain the public.

A HIGH-OCTANE ‘APPETISER’ WITH THE LEGEND SHOW
Another adrenaline-fuelled new feature is the “Legend Show”, a real challenge reserved for twenty elite drivers and vehicles taking part in the rally.


The battle will play out on Thursday 10 October, immediately following the team presentation ceremony. The route will take in the two roundabouts situated just outside the Rallylegend Village and connected by a 350-metre straight. The race will get underway at 8.30pm, with opposing starting points and thus two vehicles racing at any one time, completing three laps around each roundabout in one direction, followed by three more in the opposite direction. Two juries, one for each roundabout, will evaluate performance. The knock-out format will result in a grand finale in which the two “360°” champions will battle it out by completing six laps in each direction.

This competition will be followed by the prize-giving and music in the Rallylegend Village, for a “Legend Night” to remember.

17th RALLYLEGEND 2019: CONTACT DETAILS

Rallylegend Organisational Office: mobile. (+39) 339.5478180 tel. (+378) 0549.909053

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RALLYLEGEND is passion for rallies, just like yours.
Now you can be part of Rallylegend by experiencing limited-access spaces and moments reserved to the great drivers and characters  who will take part in Rallylegend 2019


 

 

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PRESS RELEASE no. 2
18 May 2019
 
RALLYLEGEND 2019 WORK IN PROGRESS:
AN OFFICIAL WRC PLUS “GUEST STAR”, ALONG WITH A BIG-NAME WORLD RALLY DRIVER
HAYDEN PADDON WILL TAKE TO THE START LINE WITH THE HYUNDAI I20 WRC OF TEAM HMI
KEN BLOCK EXCITED TO ATTEND SAN MARINO
NEW FEATURES INCLUDING “RALLYLEGEND HERITAGE” AND THE “LEGEND SHOW”
 
Republic of San Marino. With five months to go before the most highly anticipated event on the rallying calendar, Rallylegend 2019 continues to take shape. Now in its 17th edition, the event will take place from 10 to 13 October, in the welcoming and evocative Republic of San Marino. And initial news already confirms that this latest edition is one not to be missed…
 
A WRC PLUS AND A BIG-NAME WORLD RALLY DRIVER ON THE START LINE
In coming weeks, once the details are finalised, drives and teams will be revealed, but for now, to whet the fans appetite, a WRC Plus is already confirmed, set to be driven at Rallylegend by one of the leading World Rally drivers. Once again, the popular and appealing San Marino event will serve as an important shop window, offering the international fans in attendance a real treat.
 
HAIDEN PADDON RETURNS TO RALLYLEGEND. FIRST TIME FOR KEN BLOCK.
The same spirit has encouraged New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon, a factory World Rally driver in recent seasons and still very busy in both his home country and with international events, with his team’s Hyundai cars. Paddon thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the 2015 and 2016 editions of Rallylegend, and so did not hesitate to add this year’s event to his 2019 international calendar. He will drive a Hyundai i20 WRC provided by team HMI.
The attendance of Ken Block, already announced a few weeks ago, is confirmed, the driver having revealed his plans to attend Rallylegend during a video presentation of the 2019 “Cossie” World Tour. The American driver, a media phenomenon thanks to his spectacular shows and also a World Rally entrant, will take to the start line with a ‘pepped-up’ Ford Escort Cosworth from the 90s, and will be joined by navigator Alex Gelsomino.
 
“RALLYLEGEND HERITAGE”, NEW FOR 2019
For the first time at Rallylegend, an exclusive competition reserved to original vehicles built before 1982 and belonging to Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and B, complete with vintage livery and historic documentation that confirms the vehicle’s past. This is Rallylegend Heritage, with thirty vehicles set to be admitted.
A unique opportunity to experience Rallylegend along the same route and special stages as the rally but on a reduced and less intense track: on Friday and Saturday, Rallylegend Heritage will make just one lap of the stages, while on Sunday, it will cover special stage “The Legend”. There will be seven timed stages, for a total of 40km, while the total route will equate to 125 km.
The race format is innovative, an unusual regularity race on closed roads and with average speeds exceeding 50 km/h through the timed sections. Average speeds that are the same for all vehicle types, with timing down to a tenth of a second. Maximum drive times for the race sectors will be the same as those for the rally. The Rallylegend Heritage vehicles will also be the first to take to the race route, ahead of the Legend Stars cars.
 
RALLYLEGEND TO SUIT ALL TASTES: INTRODUCING THE “LEGEND SHOW”
Those who come to Rallylegend each year, as a spectator or competitor, know just how much the fans appreciate the race cars circling the roundabouts on the San Marino streets. A moment of sheer fun and entertainment, just like World Rally, where the “360 degrees” has been introduced into various specials. One special Rallylegend stage has included a “360 degrees” for a few years already, coming immediately after the start and involving an actual roundabout.
But this is not enough for the organisers. Rallylegend 2019 presents the “Legend Show”, a real challenge reserved to twenty elite drivers and vehicles that will take part in the rally. Battle will commence on Thursday 10 October, straight after the teams’ presentation ceremony.
The route will take in two roundabouts, situated just a short distance from the Rallylegend Village and linked by a 350-metre straight. The race will start at 8.30pm, with two vehicles starting simultaneously but from opposite ends. Drivers will circle each roundabout three times in one direction, and three times in the opposite direction. Two dedicated juries, one for each roundabout, will evaluate performance. The knock-out format will lead to a grand final with two “360°” champions, who will circle each roundabout six times in each direction.
The grand final will be followed by the prize-giving and music in the Rallylegend Village, for a “Legend Night” to remember.
 
17th RALLYLEGEND 2019: CONTACT DETAILS
Rallylegend Organisational office:           mob. (+39) 339.5478180
                                                                              tel. (+378) 0549.909053
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PRESS RELEASE nr.1 28th february 2019

THE ACROBATIC KEN BLOCK , WITH FORD ESCORT COSWORTH, AT RALLYLEGEND 2019 (10-13 OCTOBER)

Republic of San Marino. It was Ken Block himself who made the announcement, during the video presentation of his “Cossie” World Tour 2019, a new initiative that will see him put on an original show with his rally car. The American driver, a long-time media phenomenon thanks to his spectacular shows as well as his participation in World Rally races, has added Rallylegend (taking place from 10 to 13 October) to his season’s schedule, which already comprises seven worldwide rallies and shows. The car that Block will use will be a tweaked Ford Escort Cosworth from the 90s, and he will be joined by loyal navigator Alex Gelsomino. The entertaining American driver will be ready to show off his skills during the special stage, his name an added draw and a welcome addition to an increasingly international Rallylegend. “Ken Block’s enthusiastic participation is definitely a great surprise, even though in reality there were contacts last year with his management. - comments Vito Piarulli, on behalf of the Organisation – This fact confirms the global fame of our event. One in which rallying remains the “core business”, but with collateral moments to ensure Rallylegend is a true rally festival”.

WHO IS KEN BLOCK

Rally driver, stuntman and entrepreneur, in his own words, Ken Block, born in 1967, is an all-round sportsman, with MX, skateboarding and snowboarding experience under his belt. And then he fell in love with cars and rallying, making his debut in 2005. He finished fourth overall and was named “rookie of the year” in the Rally America Championship with the Subaru Impreza. A car with which he continued to race for several years in American series, as well as making some initial appearances in World Rally. He then dedicated himself to World Rally, from 2010 to 2013, with his Monster World Rally Team and the Ford Fiesta RS WRC M-Sport, often placing inside the points zone and finishing seventh overall in the Mexico rally. But Block’s media fame stems from his spectacular shows, daring gymkhanas that take place in various evocative locations across the world, web videos of which have been viewed millions of times, leading him to also become a videogame star, collaborating on Dirt2, Dirt3 and Dirt Showdown.

17th RALLYLEGEND 2019 : CONTACTS

Rallylegend Secretariat:mob. (+39) 339.5478180 tel. (+378) 0549.909053

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2019 is coming......Happy Holidays


 

AT RALLYLEGEND THE PASSIONATE CHALLENGE BETWEEN THE HISTORIC GOES TO STEFANO ROSATI. TOTO’ 'RIOLO WINS AMONG THE MYTH AND CRAIG BREEN IS FIRST AMONG THE WRC. GREAT SHOW "LEGEND STARS" WITH SPECTACULAR KRIS MEEKE
Republic of San Marino. “See you nex year”.It is here, in the banner that Kris Meeke showed, along with Vito Piarulli and Paolo Valli, the invitation to Rallylegend 2019. Which specifically was aimed at Luis Moya, ambassador of Rallylegend, absent this year for health reasons, but which has been extended to the multitude of fans and to all the champions loyal to Rallylegend. "Which was once more a great party of sport, of competitive spirit, of entertainment, of friendship in the name of the passion for rallies. Past and present"as Vito Piarulli stated at the end of the event, from the bridge of command.
STEFANO ROSATI (TALBOT LOTUS) AT ITS THIRD VICTORY AT RALLYLEGENED
It was the last special test, the show "The Legend" to decide the duel at the last second, branded San Marino, between Stefano Rosati and Davide Cesarini, which continued for the entire race. The winner was Stefano Rosati, with Sergio Toccaceli and Talbot Lotus, who won two other Rallylegends in the past. Davide Cesarini, with Mirco Gabrielli (Ford Escort Rs 2000) had to accept the timing of the chronometer, and behind them, to close a podium all white-blue, colors of the Republic of San Marino, stood a very happy Nicola Bonfè, with Lorenzo Ercolani and the 1978 Ford Escort Rs, at his best result at Rallylegend, in almost all editions.
TOTO 'RIOLO (SUBARU LEGACY) WINS AMONG THE "MYTH", FOURTH TIME AT RALLYLEGEND
The Sicilian Totò Riolo, with Rappa, confirmed his supremacy with the Subaru Legacy, ending in front of everyone and signing his fourth affirmation at Rallylegend. The Uruguayan Gustavo Trelles, with "Bicho" Del Buono and the Toyota Celica St 205 fought but had to resign to a not less prestigious place of honor. The podium ends with Carlo Boroli, with Paolo Vercelli at the notes, on a Subaru 1998 Impreza. Behind Fabio Galli, with Gabriele Romei, excellent fourth place with a Renault Clio Williams, just a fifth place gathered by the San Marino Marcello Colombini, with Selva, and the BMW M3 E30, for an error in the special final show of leg 2.
CRAIG BREEN (CITROEN C4 WRC) HEAD OF THE "WRC" AT THE END OF LEG 2
Given the good advantage accumulated in the first two stages, Craig Breen, official driver in the World Rally Championship of the Citroen WRT team, confirmed without a doubt his record among the WRC, with the well known Scott Martin at notes. "I want to come back next year too, it was a wonderful experience here at Rallylegend: fantastic audience and pure driving pleasure. Congratulations to the Organizers, today I discovered a beautiful reality" the words of Craig Breen on the stage of arrival.
In addition to the awards at stake, the winning team won two Tazio Nuvolari watches by Eberhard & Co, Rallylegend's Official Time Keeper. Second place for Luca Pedersoli, with Anna Tomasi next to him, with a winner’s twin car, while the Finnish Mikko Hirvonen, with Jarmo Lehtinen and the Ford Focus WRC gains third place, having had a lot of fun, for two legs, with the Ford Focus WRC, making "rounds" and spectacular numbers to entertain the public.

LEGEND STARS, KRIS MEEKE ENJOYS HIMSELF AND ENTERTAINS FANS  The public performed even the “wave” and wild cheers at the passage of the "Legend Stars". It’s true they do not have the detection of times, but the show of side-slips, jumps, "rounds", burn-out etc. is beautiful without interruption. Even Kris Meeke, the British champion said to dress the colors Toyota Gazoo at next World Rally, has not spared numbers and shows with the Ford Fiesta WRC Tamauto and, like him, all the other drivers who chose to perform in this category, with cars loaded with competitive glory.
MARTINI RACING PARADE, FOUR DREAM SHOWS
The Martini Racing Parades have been a show that enthusiasts attending Rallylegend will not soon forget. About twenty cars full of rally glory, all in the unmistakable Martini Racing livery and with a group of drivers behind the wheel - Biasion, Kankkunen, Alen, Patrese, Pirro, Cunico, Aghini - who have made them legendary, have delighted the eyes and ears of the many thousands of spectators gathered on the show "The Legend" for a unique and exclusive celebration.
PIRELLI JUMP IN THE LEGEND TROPHY IN STEFANO ROSATI AND SERGIO TOCCACELI
The jury was an important one: judging the best jump on S.S.1 The Legend there were, indeed, Franco Cunico, Tonino Tognana and Massimo De Antoni. Winners of the prizes offered by Pirelli for the most beautiful jump were Stefano Rosati and Sergio Toccaceli (Talbot Lotus), ahead of Luca Pedersoli, with Anna Tomasi (Citroen C4 WRC) and of Nicola Bonfè, with Lorenzo Ercolani (Ford Escort RS ).
TOTO 'RIOLO WINS THE ANTIGUA TROPHY LEGEND CUP
Totò Riolo was also the winner of the Antigua Legend Cup Trophy, with the free participation in the Antigua Legend Cup2, an X-Rally-Rallycross race, which will take place on December 22nd and 23rd in Antigua, including Antigua-Milan flight, a week hospitality at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and Resort luxury resort, free entry to the race and free use of the car for the race.


 

Tickets available at Rallyvillage and on Special Stages


 


 


 


 

MARTINI RACING PARADE - Cars and Drivers on Special Stage THE LEGEND - Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018


 

Reserved Area inside
RALLYLEGEND VILLAGE,where to taste excellent Martini drinks, admire  beautiful cars and fully enjoy the Rally legend atmosphere

*Legend MARTINI Lounge, Reserved Area, entrance by ALL PLUS ticket

*Book a stay in one of the PARTNER HOTELS RALLYLEGEND 2018 and gain the chance to access the LEGEND MARTINI LOUNGE.
Only those that will send the booking confirmation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  will receive a free entry pass valid for one drink at the LEGEND MARTINI LOUNGE. The pass can be used ONE TIME during the whole event in the following days: Friday 12 or Saturday 13 October 2018.
Do not miss the opportunity to admire the Legendary MARTINI racing Cars

 


PRESS RELEASE no. 3

8 August 2018
 
CRAIG BREEN (CITROEN C4 WRC) AND MIKKO HIRVONEN (FORD FOCUS WRC) TO RACE AT RALLYLEGEND (11-14 OCTOBER), THE FIRST BIG NAMES TO SIGN UP.
MARTINI RACING TO SUPPORT RALLYLEGEND AS IT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF MOTORSPORT

Republic of San Marino. Rallylegend is not taking a holiday, instead sending an initial gift to the many fans relaxing under umbrellas who await the first important announcements regarding the champions who will attend the San Marino event, taking place from 11 to 14 October. Craig Breen, the factory driver for Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT in the World Rally championship, with Scott Martin at his side, and Mikko Hirvonen, one of the stars of World Rally from 2006 to 2014, will be racing with World Rally Cars at Rallylegend. Breen will drive a Citroen C4 WRC, adorned in the official colours of the day, while Hirvonen will be at the wheel of a Ford Focus WRC. Two true champions, two heroes in the eyes of rally fans, two ‘rookies’ when it comes to Rallylegend, both keen to accept the organiser’s invitation. Breen’s attendance is made possible thanks to the collaboration of Citroen WRT.
Mikko Hirvonen, born in Finland in 1980, boasts a glittering World Rally CV, a championship in which he made his debut in 2003, having previously gained experienced in Italy too, racing the Subaru Impreza group N cars of Gabriele Favero’s Motoring Club. An official Subaru driver, with little luck, in 2004 and 2005, he then moved to Ford the following year, driving the Focus WRC with which he scored his first race win in Australia and finished third in the championship. A result he repeated in 2007, thanks to several race wins. In 2008, 2009 and 2011, still with Ford, he closed the World Rally championship in second place, losing, in 2009, by just one point to an unbeatable Sebastien Loeb, the winner of nine world rally titles during this period. Hirvonen’s move to Citroen WRT in 2012 brought another second-place finish in the championship. After finishing fourth overall in both 2013, with Citroen, and in 2014, with Ford, he announced his retirement from rallying at the end of that year.
Craig Breen, 28 years old and from Waterford in Ireland, first stood out in 2011, finishing first in the WRC Academy, and in 2012, when he scored the World Rally Super 2000 title. 2016 saw him enter the Citroen WRT orbit, and he became an official driver in 2017. His best results to date are a third-place finish in the 2017 Finland rally and a second place in the 2018 Sweden rally.
 
MARTINI RACING TO SUPPORT RALLYLEGEND AS IT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF MOTORSPORT
It’s set to be one of the highlights of Rallylegend 2018. Martini Racing is celebrating fifty years of commitment to motorsport and will officially support Rallylegend, giving further weight to such an important anniversary. Support that can only enrich what is already a substantial event schedule, one which brings together legendary cars and the drivers linked to the brand, starting with Miki Biasion, who scored his first world rally title thirty years ago, and also extending the celebration to road racing, an arena in which Martini Racing has had, and continues to have a very important presence.
 
16th RALLYLEGEND 2018: CONTACTS
Rallylegend office:          mobile (+39) 339.5478180
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50° MARTINI RACING 1968 - 2018


 

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR RALLYLEGEND, TAKING PLACE FROM 11 TO 14 OCTOBER
MARTINI RACING’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AN EVENT WITHIN THE EVENT
COUNTLESS SIGN-UP REQUESTS FROM ALL OVER EUROPE
THE PUBLIC AND PARTNERS TO PLAY A STARRING ROLE, ALSO WITH “SPECIAL” TICKETS

 Republic of San Marino. With entries having opened on Monday 16 July, the countdown to the 16th Rallylegend 2018 officially begins, the event set to take place from 11 to 14 October in the evocative setting of the Republic of San Marino. Entries for the event, highly anticipated across Europe, is open until Monday 17 September. Many teams from across the Old Continent and beyond have shown interest in taking part with cars of significant historical charm. They will be joined by past and present champions, the names of whom will be revealed in coming weeks, stars who only come together at Rallylegend.
As for the vehicles, enchanting Historic models that are the beating heart of the rally, the most important new feature is that the event is now open to World Rally Cars up to 2010, but with the race classes divided between cars up to 2003, and those from 2004 to 2010. Entry to the Myth category is also extended to vehicles up to 1998.
Zeromille and REW Events are already working at full speed on the organisational side, with the active collaboration of FAMS (San Marino Motoring Federation), CONS (San Marino Olympic Committee) and the precious support of the Secretary of State for Education and Sport of the Republic of San Marino.

CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS OF MARTINI RACING AT RALLYLEGEND
This year, Martini Racing celebrates fifty years of commitment to motorsport and Rallylegend intends to mark the occasion in suitable style, by bringing together the legendary cars and drivers connected to the brand, starting with Miki Biasion, who scored his first world rally title exactly thirty years ago, and extending the celebration to the speed arena, a sector in which Martini Racing has written, and continues to write very important pages. Hence, several top drivers who have made history on the world’s racetracks will also be in attendance at Rallylegend.
The public will play a key role in this large-scale celebration. And those who choose to purchase the “All Plus” ticket, as well as having free access to the “Village”, special test Grandstands, shuttles, and Rallylegend gadgets, will also be able to enjoy an aperitif each day of the event alongside the great champions, among the dream cars inside the Rallylegend lounge.

NON JUST SPONSORS, BUT PASSIONATE AND ACTIVE PARTNERS
Rallylegend can boast some very important relationships. Because its sponsors, within the event, are not just a static presence but contribute actively to the show, involving the public and teams with many exciting initiatives and gadgets. Passionate partners, many of whom have, over the years, consolidated their relationships with the San Marino event and the enthusiastic visitors from all over Europe.
One such example is Eberhard&Co: the Swiss watch manufacturer is a punctual Rallylegend travel companion once again this year, also taking on the role of Official Time Keeper. Multi-titled world champion Miki Biasion, the firm’s Brand Ambassador, will be in attendance, available for a special autograph session, while the brand’s watches will “crown” the great champions of Rallylegend at the end of the race, as is now tradition.
Another example is Shell, present with the Elix Ultra brand and a stand packed with surprises, such as last year’s Ferrari SF70H. And Coyote, the legal speed trap warning device, the staff of which will be active inside the “Village”, along with Pirelli that, as well as supplying tyres to those signed up to Rallylegend, will also arrange initiatives and meetings with the fans in its dedicated area.


 

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PRESS RELEASE no. 1
28 May 2018

OCTOBER: TIME FOR RALLYLEGEND, TAKING PLACE FROM 11 TO 14 OCTOBER
A BIG CELEBRATION FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARTINI RACING
TODAY’S WRC CHAMPIONS TO ATTEND RALLYLEGEND 2018
MANY EVENTS IN DEVELOPMENT AND NEW FEATURES FOR THE WRC AND MYTH CATEGORIES

The Republic of San Marino. With the upcoming 2018 edition, Rallylegend reaches its sixteenth birthday with an event that remains unique in the world. October is Rallylegend month, the intense four-day event set to take place from 11 to 14 October, in the Republic of Rallying itself, the Republic of San Marino. Rallylegend is now a world-renowned brand and any mention of the San Marino event is bound to conjure up images of the most beautiful rally cars in history, along with the stars of the current championship, and rallies that see yesterday’s great champions and today’s aces take to the wheel before meeting and greeting the many fans. And then the countless opportunities to hear rallying tales and anecdotes, often new and always exciting, from the mouths of the stars and legends themselves. Stories about the rallies of yesteryear, but also the current “circus”, thanks to the presence of some of the current factory drivers and their muscular WRC cars.
Registration for Rallylegend will open on 15 July.

MARTINI RACING CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF SUCCESS AT RALLYLEGEND
To associate the red, blue and sky-blue colours of Martini Racing with the history of rallying is almost an automatism. Not just because the brand accompanied the factory Lancia team during its winning seasons in the World Rally championship several years back, going from the “037”, by way of the Delta S4, right up to the unrepeatable feats of the Delta, but also because it is linked to memories of feats achieved by Colin McRae and the Ford Focus WRC as well as other unforgettable victories. This year, Martini Racing celebrates fifty years of motorsport involvement and Rallylegend intends to mark the anniversary worthily. A big party, or rather a “reunion” for cars and drivers linked to the brand, starting with Miki Biasion, thirty years after he scored his first world rally title in 1988. A celebration that will also extend to track racing, a sector in which Martini Racing has written many important pages. From Formula 1, in which it still participates with the Williams team, to the fascinating Championship of Makes of the 70s and 80s, with some big names from these worlds set to attend Rallylegend.

CHAMPIONS OF THE “MODERN” WORLD RALLY SET TO ATTEND RALLYLEGEND 2018
Bewitched by Rallylegend. As we have seen in recent editions, with many great champions of the calibre of Jari Matti Latvala, Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon, Chris Meeke, to name but a few. Rallylegend 2018 will see the return of some big WRC names, set to delight enthusiasts and fans in San Marino come October. Confirmations are on the way and, whether racing or attending as “Legend Stars”, today’s champions will once again play a starring role, along with the legends of yesteryear.

THE MAIN RALLYLEGEND RALLY AND NEW ENTRY CRITERIA FOR CARS
The rally, the heart of Rallylegend, retains its diluted three-day structure, with the night stage, a principle ingredient of all rallies right from the outset, opening proceedings on Friday, followed by the Saturday day-time stage and then the conclusion, on Sunday, that centres around the spectacular “The Legend” stage, with the race and much more besides…
As for the cars, the biggest new feature involves World Rally Car being opened up to cars up to 2010, but with the race classes divided up, so WRCs up to 2003 and then those from 2004 to 2010.
The Myth category also widens its entry criteria, admitting cars up to 1998.


FOUR DAYS IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE CHAMPIONS OF TODAY AND YESTERDAY
“Rallylegend is a must – explains Vito Piarulli, from the control centre – We are knocking down barriers and removing fences and excessive controls, characteristic of too many important motorsport events. Creating empathy and an embrace, a contact, important for both the champions and their fans. It won’t be easy to stage a Rallylegend to match that of last year, but we are not short on ideas, imagination and passion for the 2018 edition and hope to offer something that will remain in people’s hearts… As ever, the beating heart of it all will be the Rally Village that, over the four days of Rallylegend, will be home to all the fans and their heroes”.
As is now tradition, the event schedule will only be announced once content is confirmed and arranged, over the course of the next four months. In the meantime, expectations and interest continues to grow among the many fans…

16th RALLYLEGEND 2018: CONTACTS
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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR


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.


 

 

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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
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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.


 

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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