Fabulous Night Race!

Last Updated on May 15, 2023 @ 23:14:49

It's really going to be a spectacle: Round 4 of the Italian Rallycross Championship, scheduled to take place at Maggiora Offroad Arena on May 19/20 in Night Race and Reverse versions, promises to be an adrenaline-filled event, and not just for the sporting aspect!


Classification leader Gianmarco Donetto (Skoda Fabia R5) will have to reckon with the wild Jenni Sonzogni (Skoda Fabia R5), winner of Round 2 and 3 and firmly intent on obtaining a historic tris; but, in addition to the confirmed Fabio Mezzatesta (Hyundai i20 R5), there will be no shortage of new entries, from the return of Giuseppe Messori (Skoda Fabia R5) to the debut of Antonio Bucciarelli in a Peugeot 208 R5.


As many as 5 cars entered at the moment: there is obviously no shortage of leader Marco Noris with his Mitsubishi Lancer: on a sister car will compete Matteo Venturi, while with the Ford Fiesta the South Tyrolean Werner Gurschler will be at the start with the intention of recovering points in view of the championship: to complete the starting list Michele Andolina who returns at the wheel of his Fiat Punto, the return of Alessandro Negri with his trusty Subaru Impreza and the debut of Max Gilardetti with a Peugeot 206.

Super Touring Car

Great expectations for this category, which in its various declinations will be the protagonist of Round 4: in the STC -2000, Italian Champion Marco Nicolini (Peugeot 205) will have to contend with the leader of the standings Ermes Mapi (Renault Clio), with Simone Mora (Renault Clio), with Austrian Roman Strebinger (VW Polo) and especially with His Majesty Roman Castoral: the Czech driver, when he arrives in Maggiora with his Opel Astra OPC, hardly misses the target.

In the STC -1600 the theme of the race will be on who will be able to stop the positive streak of results of the young Valentino Ledda (Peugeot 208 R2), just back from three consecutive victories in the championship, and a second place in the category in Estonia on his Rally debut; Franco Fusi in his trusty Renault Clio, the "terrible cousins," Daniele and Damiano Delfino, both at the wheel of a Citroen Saxo, Matteo Valazza, in a Peugeot 206 and what has so far been Ledda's main rival, Armando Tocchio in a Peugeot 106, will try.

The reigning Italian Champion in the STC +2000, Alberto Palestrini (Renault Super5), will also find bread for his teeth: in fact, he will have as opponents the current leader of the standings Gianni Saddi (Citroen DS3) and Lucas Scabbia (Peugeot 207).

Sport RX

Three will also feature in the new Sport RX category: leader Daniele Catena (Fiat 500 Proto) Simone Fermi (Ford Fiesta Proto) and Roberto Negri (Citroen C2 Proto).


Once again, the largest category will be the Kartcross category with 14 participants, including the leader, and U18, Nicola Morlacchi (Planet Kart Cross K3), his main rival Riccardo Canzian (Speedcar Xtreme), Nicolò and Matteo Grieco (GMN Kart Cross), U18s Marcus Antonio Martinelli (GMN Kart Cross) and Matteo Bernini (KC), Salvatore Vigliarolo (Speedcar Xtreme) and former Italian Champion Maicol Giacomotti (KC).

Maggiora Music Festival: it's on again!

After the huge success of Round 1, Maggiora Music Festival will also return, with two nights planned for the occasion: on Friday 19 rock music will be the protagonist with Notte Illecita, followed by the legendary Veleno as Resident DJ. Saturday night will be the turn of the famous Deejay Georgia Mos, who will rock the audience from 10:30 p.m., followed then by DJ Veleno.

Maggiora Music Festival, will be held in the marquee positioned between the bar and the paddocks and will be open to all: admission will be free, as will be free access to watch Round 4 of the Italian RX Championship!

More information at: www.rxitalia.com

The programme

19.30 - 22:30SHAKEDOWN RX


10:30 - 12:30FREE PRACTICE RX

13:00Q1 RX (4 laps)
15:00Q2 RX (4 laps)
17:00Q3 RX (4 laps)
19:45Q4 RX (4 laps)
21:00SEMI-FINALS RX (6 laps)
RX FINALS (6 laps)