RALLYLEGEND 2023 GETS INTO THE HEART: ENGINES AT THE START. PEDERSOLI-ADAMO THE BEST OF THE SPRINT LEGEND RACE
Republic of San Marino.
An overflowing crowd, an extraordinary and electrifying atmosphere, the colorful and noisy cheering of many thousands of spectators, the show and the evolutions of the drivers on the “Sprint Legend Race”, grand opening of the competitive part of Rallylegend, two kilometers and two hundred meters of passion and countersteering.
A Thursday evening with a high level of adrenaline, chasing the best performance. The latter was achieved by the expert Luca Pedersoli, supported by Andrea Adamo, former Hunday Motorsport team principal and today found himself to be a good co-driver for pleasure. With their Citroen C3 WRC Plus (WRC which obviously monopolized the highest part of the overall ranking) they outdistanced the other C3 Plus by Stefano Zambon and Pietro Elia Ometto by just 7 tenths of a second, the latter being the 2023 Italian Rally Champion co-driver, and a third Citroen model DS3 WRC of the Swiss driver Mirco Puricelli, with Nicola Medici at notes, closing the podium. A trio of Subaru Imprezas from the nineties stood out among the high ranking times: seventh overall by the Uruguayan champion Gustavo Trelles, with Jorge Del Buono; twelfth place by Tony Cairoli, with Eleonora Mori at notes – the nine times world motocross champion immediately showed his great skills even behind the wheel – and fourteenth place by the Argentine Marcos Ligato, with Ruben Garcia.
SHAKEDOWN AND HOT LAPS OPEN THE MOTORING DAY
The shakedown, the preparation tests, followed by the Hot Laps on the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 with an amused Jari Matti Latvala at the wheel and on Dani Sordo’s Hyundai i 20 Coupe WRC Plus, the latter two operations carried out thanks to Pirelli, which is also sole supplier of tires to Rallylegend. Meanwhile the crowds of special occasions gathers on the road sides…
CELEBRATION OF 40 YEARS OF THE EUROPEAN AND ITALIAN VICTORY OF MIKI BIASION AND TIZIANO SIVIERO
Exactly 40 years ago Miki Biasion and Tiziano Siviero achieved a splendid double title, winning the European Championship and the Italian rally championship with the Lancia 037 Totip by Jolly Club. The celebration of that double success, which opened the sensational career of the champion from Bassano, could only happen at Rallylegend and, to remember those times, Claudio Bortoletto, the Jolly Club’s Sports Director at the time, was also there. Lots of people listening to always fascinating stories, with the moment concluded by the presentation of the Ford Escort Cosworth “dressed” by Eberhard&Co that Biasion will drive at Rallylegend: the same one with which, thirty years ago, “Captain Miki” won the Acropolis rally, his last world championship victory.
THE EPIC CHALLENGE BETWEEN “TONY” AND “VUDA” IS NOW A BOOK, PRESENTED AT RALLYLEGEND
The energy, determination and desire to joke are always the same. Tony Fassina and Adartico Vudafieri met on Rallylegend stage to remember the epic competition that inflamed rallies and fans between the end of the 70s and 80s. And that Andrea Cordovani, journalist and Director of Autosprint, together with Vito Piarulli with the unusual role of writer, have conveyed in his book entitled “Tony vs Vuda –A matter of studs”, the story of those years narrated with the memories of protagonists of the time. Some of whom, Aldo Fasan, Miki Biasion, Massimo De Antoni e Caludio Bortoletto were present on the Rallylegend stage to complete a compelling and entertaining story.
30TH SUBARU IMPREZA: THE ICONIC EVENT OF RALLYLEGEND 2023
The anniversary is an important one and the location could only be Rallylegend to remember the 30th anniversary of the debut of the Subaru Impreza 555 in the World Rally Championship, which took place at the 1000 Laghi rally in 1993.
For the celebration of “Subaru Impreza – 30 years of legend”, the ambitious objective fully achieved by Carlo Boroli of Best, with the support of Vito Piarulli for Rallylegend, was to bring together the fifteen best ex-works Subaru Impreza 555s produced by Prodrive , the ones that saw all the greatest champions of the 90s at the wheel. Prodrive with David Richards, like the entire McRae family, responded positively and enthusiastically to the invitation, with their presence in San Marino thus making the event unique, and probably unrepeatable. Hollie McRae was for the second year consecutive Special Guest of Best and together with Carlo Boroli he gave life, this afternoon at the Rally Village, to the Talk Show on the Subaru Impreza with illustrious guests and with the presentation of a special prize to David Richards for Prodrive. There were obviously Jimmy McRae, Alister and Max McRae, the multi-time cross-country skier Tony Cairoli, Piero Liatti and the guests Jari Matti Latvala, Nicky Grist, Andrea Aghini and Miki Biasion. A tasty appetizer to one of the shows of the next few days that will remain in the history of Rallylegend: a parade of around twenty wonderful Group A Subaru Imprezas, all together on “The Legend”.
Manager: Leo Todisco Grande
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