RALLY DI ROMA CAPITALE 🇮🇹 2019 -CIR / ERC 19-21/07/2019 🌍 – FEATURES



-CIR / ERC 19-21/07/2019 🌍 – FEATURES




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Where: Rome, Italy

The rally in 100 words: The progression of this exciting asphalt event, organised and promoted by Max Rendina, has been remarkable. Having run for the first time in 2013, Rally di Roma Capitale made its ERC debut in 2017 as Italy returned to the European championship for the first time since 2013 when Rallye Sanremo was on the calendar. It proved a big hit with a driving parade through the centre of Rome, a spectacular spectator stage around the Palazzio della Civiltà del Lavoro in the EUR district, followed by two days of action-packed rallying on stages to the east and south-east of the capital.

Event eligibility:
FIA European Rally Championship 2019, round 5 of 8
FIA ERC1 Junior Championship 2019, round 5 of 6
FIA ERC3 Junior Championship 2019, round 5 of 6

Also counting for…
​FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, ERC Nations’ Cup, ERC Ladies’ Trophy

What’s new for 2019?
While more details of the event will be revealed in the coming months, organisers have already announced plans for “more spectacular finish” than previous editions.

Previous winners:
2018: Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2017: Bryan Bouffier/Xavier Panseri (Ford Fiesta R5)
2016: Umberto Scandola/Guide D’Amore (ŠKODA Fabia R5)*
2015: Umberto Scandola/Guide D’Amore (ŠKODA Fabia R5)*
2014: Tonino Di Cosimo/Mario Papa (Ford Focus RS WRC 08)*
*Non-ERC event

Five facts:
1: Rome’s famous Colosseum, which features on the Roma parade route, is the largest amphitheatre ever built. Construction began in AD 72 and was completed in AD 80.
2: In stark contrast, Rally di Roma Capitale took place for the first time in 2013, joining the ERC roster in 2017.
3: The commune of event base Fiuggi, to the southeast of central Rome, was made famous by its natural spring water and the healing powers it possesses.
4: Rome was one of two European capitals to host ERC action in 2017 with Nicosia home to a stage of the Cyprus Rally.
5: Italy has celebrated 23 European championship triumphs over the years. Giandomenico Basso and Luca Rossetti are both three-time winners.

Event essentials:
Starts: Information coming soon
Finishes: Information coming soon
Headquarters: Information coming soon
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 2 (2017-2018)
Stages: Information coming soon
Stage distance: Information coming soon
Liaison distance: Information coming soon
Total distance: Information coming soon
Surface: Asphalt
Free Practice (for priority drivers): Information coming soon
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): Information coming soon
Shakedown (for all drivers): Information coming soon
Start order selection: Information coming soon
Ceremonial start: Information coming soon


The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in St Petersburg, Russia, today (5 December). During the meeting, a number of proposals presented by the FIA Rally Commission, some of which related to the FIA European Rally Championship, were approved. A summary of those appears below.

New names for ERC Junior categories
The FIA ERC Junior Under 28 and FIA ERC Junior Under 27 championships will be renamed for 2019, bringing them inline with other FIA regional championships. ERC Junior U28, for young stars in R5 cars, becomes the FIA ERC1 Junior Championship, while the Pirelli-supported ERC Junior 27, for rising talents in R2 machinery, will be titled the FIA ERC3 Junior Championship from 2019.

ERC2 goes from strength to strength
On the back of its most successful season yet in terms of competitor numbers, ERC2 is set for another strong year in 2019 with cars conforming to the R4-K and RGT technical regulations permitted to take part alongside traditional N4 machinery, such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and Subaru Impreza STI.

Planned 2019 calendar gets seal of approval
The calendar for the 2019 FIA European Rally Championship season has been approved as follows:

Round 1: Azores Airlines Rallye, 21-23 March (ERC Junior), gravel (subject to promoter agreement)
Round 2: Rally Islas Canarias, 2-4 May (ERC Junior), asphalt
Round 3: Rally Liepāja (Latvia), 24-26 May (ERC Junior), gravel
Round 4: Rally Poland, 28-30 June (ERC Junior), gravel
Round 5: Rally di Roma Capitale (Italy), 🇮🇹 19-21 July (ERC Junior), asphalt
Round 6: Barum Czech Rally Zlín, 16-18 August (ERC Junior), asphalt
Round 7: Cyprus Rally, 27-29 September, gravel
Round 8: Rally Hungary (Hungary), 8-10 November, asphalt*

ERC1 drivers, ERC3 drivers, ERC Teams and ERC Nations will count their best six scores, ERC2 drivers will count their best four scores, ERC1 Junior and ERC3 Junior drivers will count their best four scores from a possible six, ERC Ladies will count their best four scores.










Media FIA ERC 2018 / 2019 🌍

Media Motorsport Italia 🇮🇹

December 11th, 2018

Photos: Flat-Out Media Agency / Germany 
Media FIA ERC 2018 / 2019

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