Here comes the weekend of the Double Round!
Last Updated on 4 June 2021 @ 00:25:11
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June finally open to the public!
At Maggiora Offroad Arena the engines are already warming up for the intense weekend of Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June, with two rounds of the Italian Rallycross Championship!
OnSaturday 5, the race will be run on the Reverse circuit, while on Sunday 6, it will be back to the classic route. There will be 40 cars competing on Saturday and 45 on Sunday.
Silvano Ruga (Renault Clio), present in both rounds, will have the great opportunity to score important points for the Championship, but he will have to face Marco Valazza who will be back on track with his Ford Fiesta after missing the Castelletto Circuit round and the misadventures of Round 1. On Sunday 6 June the driver currently third in the overall standings, Paolo "Popy" Barbieri (Citroen C2), will also be at the start.
It promises to be a great battle in this category even if the predictions for the victory of both rounds can only point to the Czech Roman Castoral and his Opel Astra OPC. Obviously at the start in both rounds the current leader Franco "Frenk" Fusi (Renault Clio), but he will have to watch out for the Nicolini brothers, Marco (Peugeot 205) and Mattia (Citroen AX). To underline the debut in the Tricolour RX of the German Andreas Huhn with the Fiat Grande Punto Abarth and, in Round 3 only, of Mattia Corona, at the wheel of the Citroen C2 normally brought in the race (in S1600) by Paolo Barbieri. At the start as usual also Matteo Valazza (Citroen Saxo) and Alberto Palestrini, the only representative of the STC+ with his Renault Super5.
All at the start, in both Rounds, the main protagonists of the championship: Championship leader Marcello Gallo (Lifelive TN5), his main opponent Marco Berniga (Planet Kart Cross K3), defending champion Simone Firenze (Semog Bravo Sport), the Grieco brothers , Matteo and Nicolò (GMN), Maicol Giacomotti (Planet Kart Cross K3) - his brother Nicolas will only race on Sunday - , Kobe Pauwels (Lifelive TN5), Mauro Vicario (Speedcar Xtreme), Riccardo Canzian (Speedcar Xtreme) Nicola Landrini (Planet Kart Cross K3) and Cristian Tiramani (Planet Kart Cross K3).
At the start also the female duo composed by Virginia Moncini (Ya-Car) and Cristina Tadone (GMN), while it is expected on Sunday the great return of Michele Bormolini with his Planet Kart Cross K3.
The presence in force of Belgian drivers should be underlined: in addition to the regulars Pauwels and Vranckx (Planet Kart Cross K3) also Lukas Scwhall (Lifelive TN5) Dany Born, Marcel Dahm, Jan Keller and Pascal Dahm with Peters Crosskart and the brothers Yannick and Philippe Johanns respectively on Lifelive TN5 and Camotos will be racing at Maggiora Offroad Arena.
Also at the start was Czech Petr Dolezal on Semog Bravo Sport.
Finally, the public will be able to come back: for the first time since 2019, fans will be able to watch the Tricolour RX races live. The access will obviously be regulated according to the ANTICOVID procedures and reduced compared to the normal capacity (max 1,000 people), but it is nevertheless an extremely important signal! From Saturday 29 May the pre-sale will be open on rxitalia.com; the online pre-sale will be active until 4 June, the tickets can also be purchased directly at Maggiora Offroad Arena on 5/6 June while places last.
The ticket for both days costs € 25.00 (€ 15.00 for children aged between 13 and 17).
A single-day ticket costs € 15.00 (€ 10.00 for children aged between 13 and 17).
OnSaturday 5 June, the programme includes free practice at 09:30.
At 10.30 am Q1 will start followed by the other 3 Qs, also over 4 laps. At 17.00 semifinals followed by 6 laps semifinals.
Sunday 6 June at 8.30 am free practice, then at 9.30 am Q1 followed by the other 3 Qs.
The semi-finals will start at 4 p.m. followed by the finals.