The protagonists of Round 4

Last Updated on 14 July 2022 @ 13:44:02

The Castelletto di Branduzzo test promises to be spectacular

Round 4 of the Italian Rallycross Championship, scheduled for 16/17 July at the Castelletto Circuit in Castelletto di Branduzzo (PV) and also valid as a round of the FIA CEZ championship, is fast approaching.

There will be over 40 cars competing on the Lombardy track, let's see the protagonists.

RX5/Supercar

Among the Supercars, the duel between leader Rosario Corallo (Subaru Impreza) and Michele Andolina (Fiat Punto) will be renewed, with a strong outsider Davide Volterra and his VW Scirocco.

There will be six RX5s in the race, starting with leader Gian Maria Gabbiani: but all the Skoda Fabia R5 driver's main rivals will also be at the start, starting with Round 2 and 3 winners Werner Gurschler and Gianmarco Donetto, both driving a Skoda Fabia R5. There will also be Fabio Mezzatesta, this time in a Skoda Fabia R5, and Marco Superti will make his debut at the wheel of a Peugeot 208 R5. Closing the starting list, a last-minute novelty, the winner of the 2018 Tricolore Supercar, Marco Noris, who will be at the start of the Lombardy round also in a Skoda Fabia R5.

STC/Super 1600

After her excellent debut in the Night Race, young Jenni Sonzogni will be back at the wheel of her Renault Clio Super 1600. She will have to contend with category leader Marco Valazza (Ford Fiesta) and Armando Tocchio (Peugeot 106).

In the STC-1600 Paolo Barbieri and his nippy Citroen C2 will try to gain a further margin in the standings over his pursuers, in particular Matteo Valazza and Marco Valsesia in a Citroen Saxo; also watch out for the returning Franco Fusi in his Renault Clio and the Polish Conrad Gryz, who with his Peugeot 106 is currently second in the FIA CEZ standings.

The duel between the Czech Roman Castoral (Opel Astra OPC) and his direct rival in the FIA CEZ classification (he is only four points behind), Poland's Jakub Kowalczyk (Honda Civic), will certainly be spectacular. Italian leader Arianna Corallo (Opel Astra) and her direct pursuer Marco Nicolini (Peugeot 205) will try to get into this spectacular duel.

Also in the STC+2000 the leader of the FIA CEZ, the Hungarian Tibor Vamosi, in his BMW M3 will try to increase his lead over his rivals; his compatriot Zoltan Held (BMW M3), currently fourth in the standings, and the leader of the Italian championship, Alberto Palestrini (Renault Super5), will attempt to counter this.

Kartcross

As always, the category that promises more than any other strong emotions, after the extraordinary finale of the Night Race, with the first two, Gallo and Canzian, separated by 114 thousandths is the Kartcross category: The top 4 in the overall ranking will be at Castelletto, starting of course with the winner of the last Round and Tricampeon, Marcello Gallo with his LifeLive TN5; Riccardo Canzian (Speedcar Xtreme) will want to make up, on his home circuit, for his defeat at Maggiora, while the Grieco brothers , Nicolò and Matteo with their GMNs, will be ready to take advantage of any hesitation on the part of the first two.

The Under-18 Valentino Ledda (Ya-Car) and Maicol Giacomotti will have to take advantage of the Coefficient 1.5 to try to recover points and get back into the fight for the tricolour title.

Besides Ledda there will also be Nicola Morlacchi (Demon Car), Marcus Antonio Martinelli (GMN) and Matteo Bernini (KC) competing for points for the Under 18 RX Trophy.

Among others, Cristina Tadone (GMN) was also at the start.

The programme

Free practice will then be held on Saturday 16 July from 17.00 to 19.00.

Below is the programme for Sunday 17 July:

  • 8.30 Q1 (4 laps)
  • 11.00 Q2 (4 laps)
  • 13.30 Q3 (4 laps)
  • 16.00 Semifinals (6 laps)
  • Followed by Finals (6 laps)

There is a single admission ticket of € 15.00 for Sunday: children aged 0 to 3 years will enter free of charge.