DAYTIME LEG 2 AT RALLYLEGEND: ENTERTAINMENT, COMPETITION AND A HUGE CROWD
Republic of San Marino.
Loads and loads of people, a huge and at times suffocating hug. Everybody wants to be at Rallylegend, which today presented Leg 2 of the rally, first in daylight. Nice fight at the top of the “Historic” rankings, where the new Italian historic car rally champion Matteo Musti, with Marsha Zanet alongside (Porsche 911 RS) managed to extend their lead over Simone Brusori and Salvatore Tridici up to 18″3, also on a Porsche 911 RS. Third and first in the ranking of the San Marino crews that of Stefano Rosati, always present at Rallylegend with his Talbot Lotus, with Salvatore Tontini.
Again three Subaru Impreza 555 at the top of the “Classic” rankings and, as at the end of leg one, it is still Tony Cairoli, with Eleonora Mori at notes, leading the dance, even if he is unable to leave behind the determined Argentine driver Marcos Ligato, with Ruben Garcia at notes, for more than about 6 seconds, while a delay of more than a minute separate the third on the podium, Gustavo Trelles, with Jorge Del Buono, Uruguayan crew. The “WRC” category sees again Luca Pedersoli confirming at the top of the ranking at the end of this second leg, with Andrea Adamo, aboard the Citroen C3 Wrc Plus, who increased their lead to over 45 seconds over the second crew which is still the one made of the Swiss Sebastien Carron and Romain Lambiel on Skoda Fabia R5. Two more Swiss crews in third place, where we still find Puricelli-Medici (Citroen DS3 WRC). In sixth place overall, the multiple Italian rally champion Piero Longhi, with Marco Miroballi, who defended their place with the spirited but less powerful Renault Clio Super 1600.
“SPEED LEGEND”, AT THE SPARCO STAND, SATURDAY’S KEY EVENT AT RALLY VILLAGE
Crowded with spectators like all the events at the Rally Village, “Speed Legend” is the moment in which Rallylegend rewards the champions of all specialties with particularly “legendary” merits in motorsport. Renè Arnoux, Toni Cairoli, Marco Melandri, Antonello Coletta and Alessandro Alunni Bravi gathered at Sparco stand. Godmother of the event Sabrina Salerno, who handed personalized plaques. Special award for Antonello Coletta, head of GT sporting activities at Ferrari, for the great results this season, among which the victory at the centenary 24 Hours of Le Mans with the 499P. At the end of “Speed Legend” Coletta joined “Lucky” Battistolli on the Ferrari 308 GTB rally on “The Legend” in a truly unique and, for him, unforgettable Parade.
THE PUBLIC ON FIRE WITH PARADES: IT’S THE TURN OF THE 30TH SUBARU IMPREZA PARADE
Preceding the rally, to add fire on crowd already on fire, was a mix of Toyota Yaris GR Rally1, Hyundai i20 WRC, Lancia Stratos, Renault 5 Turbo, Lancia Delta Integrale, driven by the best names in world rallying of yesterday and today. Without a solution of continuity, between today and tomorrow, on the route of “The Legend”, which becomes a container of emotions. But above all, today was the turn of the “30th Subaru Impreza Parade“, a dozen iconic Impreza 555 group A with a legendary past, driven among others by Jimmy McRae, Alister Mc Rae and Piero Liatti. A rare and hitherto unseen show, an idea born as cooperation between Carlo Boroli’s Best Impreza and Vito Piarulli for Rallylegend, welcomed by a roar of enthusiasm from the huge crowd attending.
Manager: Leo Todisco Grande
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