20 World Titles Present the 21st Rallylegend

During today’s Press Conference, "premises for a great international event" was the leitmotif of the speeches by Jari-Matti Latvala, Juha Kankkunen, Biasion, Tony Cairoli, Dani Sordo, together with Teodoro Lonfernini, Mauro Zambelli, Andrea Albani, Paolo Valli and Vito Piarulli


During today’s Press Conference, “premises for a great international event” was the leitmotif of the speeches by Jari-Matti Latvala, Juha Kankkunen, Biasion, Tony Cairoli, Dani Sordo, together with Teodoro Lonfernini, Mauro Zambelli, Andrea Albani, Paolo Valli and Vito Piarulli

Republic of San Marino.

Twenty world titles on Rallylegend stage, to present the 2023 edition of the most beautiful rally event in the world. This afternoon, in the Rally Village, all together, Jari Matti Latvala, five titles already on the board, three among Manufacturers and two (almost three…) among the drivers as Team Principal Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, Juha Kankkunen, four world rally drivers’ titles , Miki Biasion, two world championship titles, Tony Cairoli, nine times at the top of the world in motocross, have shown great affection for Rallylegend, which they now know very well and which they try not to miss.
Dani Sordo, official Hyundai Motorsport driver, is at Rallylegend for the first time. “I’ve heard about it many times all over the world and I couldn’t wait to be here.” Alister McRae was also on stage, together with Carlo Boroli, soul of “Best Impreza”, to present the “30th Subaru Impreza” one of the key events of Rallylegend 21. Important opinions and affection, much appreciated,  by Teodoro Lonfernini, Secretary of State for Work and Sport of the Republic of San Marino, who underlined the ever-increasing importance of the event for the territory, from an economical, promotional and sporting point of view: “Year after year we reiterate the importance of Rallylegend as pillar of the sports and tourism agenda of the Republic of San Marino. Rallylegend attracts tens of thousands of fans and promotes the country around the world. It is an international showcase supported by high-calibre sponsors and taken care of to the smallest detail by the leading experts in this sector. San Marino institutions have always been close to Rallylegend and appreciate its organization and enthusiasm!”
The intervention of The Clerk of the Course Mauro Zambelli was more technical, illustrating the innovations, the structure and the route of Rallylegend 2023. The main innovation is the special stage on Friday evening at the Misano World Circuit, an event within the event in collaboration with the racetrack staff, led by Andrea Albani, Misano World Circuit Managing Director, who greeted via video. The Organization’s greeting was brought by the two “inventors” of Rallyegend, Paolo Valli and Vito Piarulli, capable of proposing an “over the top” Rallylegend each year.
With two godfathers such as Juha Kankkunen and Miki Biasion – six world rally titles in total – the book “Rallylegend 20 of Passion” was presented at Rallylegend Expo, published by Artioli and wanted by Paolo Valli and Vito Piarulli: the last was present at the presentation of the volume , to fix in the memory the first twenty years of an event that has become iconic. Speaking about the book there were also the authors, Andrea Cordovani and Leo Todisco Grande who, with the story of the twenty editions and a captivating photographic choice, have made Rallylegend a book that cannot be missing from an enthusiast’s library. Juha Kankkunen and Miki Biasion have long been acclaimed protagonists and leaders in the special stages of the San Marino event: they know the history of Rallylegend well and their enthusiastic opinion on the book, after leafing through it together, is the best seal of quality for the work. At the end of the presentation, a surprise speech by Renè Arnoux, one of the latest Rallylegend “aficionados”.


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