All set for Round 4 at the Wachauring in Melk, Austria

Last Updated on 20 August 2019 @ 17:31:30

The echoes of the spectacular night Round 3 in Adria have not yet faded away and the ACI Sport Italian Rallycross Championship is about to live another important moment: on the weekend of 31/8 - 1/9 in Melk, Austrian town of 5.300 inhabitants located about 90 km from Vienna and famous for its abbey, in the prestigious Wachauring venue, Round 4 will be held.

The Austrian track has, in its rallycross configuration, a length of 1360 metres (+ 140 Joker Lap) and is characterised by almost 500 m of gravel.

The Wachauring races will also be valid for the Austrian and Czech Republic championships; in addition to the categories always present in the Italian Championship - Supercar, Super1600 and Kartcross - the Supertouring Cars 1600, 2000- and 2000+ categories, Mascom Cup (Czech Kartcross Championship), Austrian National 1600 Championship, Czech Republic National 1600 Championship and Czech Republic Historic Car Championship will also be at the start.

All drivers, therefore also non-Italian ones, at the start in the Supercar, Super1600, Kartcross and Supertouring categories, will take points for the Tricolore RX, being an Open Championship: therefore, in the Supertouring categories, usually not very crowded, there is the possibility that the title of Italian Champion goes beyond the Alps!

The programme

On Saturday 31/8 at 14.00 there will be Q1; on Sunday at 8.00 the Q2 will start, while the Q3 will be held at 10.00; at 13.30 the semi-finals will start, followed by the finals of all categories.

The rankings

Supercar

Gigi Galli (Kia Rio) still leads the provisional classification with 84 points; the driver from Livigno has accumulated a good advantage over Franco Mollo (Ford Fiesta R5, 58 points); on the third step of the podium there is Nicola Agrelli (Mitsubishi Lancer) with 49 points.

Super1600

Still Marco Valazza and his Ford Fiesta at the lead of Super1600 with 78 points, but Matteo Valazza (Citroen Saxo) after the good race in Adria has approached and is now at 54 points; third position for Marco Battelli with his Citroen C2, at 47 points.

Kartcross

The battle rages on in the numerically strongest category: with the super race in Round 3 Marcello Gallo (Kep 2 Suzuki) has launched a clear signal to opponents and now sails in first position with 124 points; Maicol Giacomotti (96.5 p), however, with his Kartcross Suzuki K8, after the unfortunate final of Adria will certainly want revenge, in third position, 88 points, sly, the "Diablo" Simone Firenze (Planet Kartcross K3) is ready to take advantage of any misstep of those before him.