Italian RX Championship: Round 3, here we go!

Last Updated on 31 July 2019 @ 13:54:33

2/3 August Night Race in Adria (RO)

A few hours to one of the most anticipated events of this season of the Italian Rallycross: Friday 2 and especially Saturday, August 3 at the Adria International Raceway will be held Round 3 of the Italian Rallycross Championship, the first time outside Maggiora Offroad Arena, where the championship was born and raised. There could be no better stage for this "first": the Adria International Raceway will be the prestigious backdrop to the challenges of the 42 drivers entered in the various categories.


The most crowded category is the Kartcross one: all the main protagonists will be in Veneto, from the leader of the ranking Marcello Gallo (Kep 2 Suzuki, 89 points), to Simone Firenze (Planet Kartcross K3, 83 p.), from Maicol Giacomotti (Kartcross Suzuki K8, 71.5 p) to the reigning Italian champion Gabriele Zoppetti (Speedcar Xtrem Suzuki GSX-R, 64 p); Virginia Moncini (Planet Kart Cross K2), the first Italian woman ever to take part in a Tricolour RX round, is also eagerly awaited.

Side By Side (SXS)

After the positive, in terms of performance and spectacle, debut at Round 2, also the Side By Side will be back on track; the riders at the start, all with a Yamaha YXZ 1000R, will be Amerigo Ventura, Gianluca Bosio, Fabio Braghè and Alessandro Tinaburri.


At the start the classification leader Marco Valazza (Ford Fiesta, 60 p), as well as the Emilian Marco Battelli (Citroen C2, 47 p) and Silvano Ruga (Renault Clio, 39.5 p); also Matteo Valazza, nephew of Marco, (Citroen Saxo) will race, while the rallyist Mauro Grezzini will debut in Rallycross with his Peugeot 208 R2. Also worth mentioning is Alberto Palestrini competing in the STC+ category with his Renault Super5 GT Turbo.


Gigi Galli has quickly become a point of reference for the Italian Rallycross, and will be in Adria with his Kia Rio to defend his leadership (60 points); but this time he won't have to defend himself only from an always more arrembant Nicola Agrelli (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, 49 p), from the expert Franco Mollo (Ford Fiesta R5, 39 p) and from Davide Volterra (Volkswagen Scirocco); at the start there will be also the very young (born in 2003!) driver from the Czech Republic Dan Scočdopole(already protagonist in the Tricolore RX in 2018, but in Super1600). Dan will drive a VW Polo Hedstrom Motorsport used by Peter Hedstrom in the European Championship: he will be the youngest ever to get into a Supercar in the Italian Championship!

The programme

On Friday 2/8 from 3pm to 6pm the sporting and technical checks, at 7pm the Briefing and then at 9pm, in the centre of Adria, during the Summer Fridays, the press conference for the presentation of the event. The actual race will be entirely concentrated on Saturday 3 August, with free practice from 10.00 and then at 13.00 Q1, at 15.15 Q2, at 17.30 Q3, at 19.45 Q4 and, from 21.45, Semifinals, Finals and the Awards.

The course will be approximately 1.120 km (+ 150 m Joker Lap);admission to the facility on both days will be free.