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XXIV Rallye Elba Storico-Trofeo Locman Italy is ready: Incoming new and important reasons "for not miss it"

28-06-2012 17:30 - Archive
PRESS INFORMATION not. 1 to 26 July 2012

Scheduled from 20 to 22 September next, valid for the European and Italian Historic Rally Championship, the classic event for historic cars on the biggest Tuscan island will find also for this season new motivations for three days of exciting challenges.
The "Elba Graffiti", which is celebrating 25 years, for the first time is an FIA event as regularity rallies for historic cars and presents interesting changes in the route and in the style.
A significant activity will be shortly launched on the major social networks, to communicate and live more and more the event with all the fans.
Confirmed the Headquarter in Capoliveri.



Livorno, 26 June 2012

Summertime is the classic moment to present an event of great interest not only for sports, but also tourism and culture. The Rallye Elba Storico-Trofeo Locman Italy, now in its 24th edition, ready to celebrate the twenty-five years of the famous "Elba Graffiti", the regularity rally, which, as explained below will be enhanced with a validity of considerable importance.

the event, which is organized by the Automobile Club Livorno through its operational part of ACI Livorno Sport, is the Tenth round of twelve of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship and penultimate of ten of National Championship Events and is expected again in Capoliveri, in its classical location time at the end of summer, September 20 to 22, thus favoring the lengthening of the tourist season on the biggest island of Tuscany.

The Rallye Elba Storico, one of the best known and loved ever in the world, this year more than ever is again ready to propose its jaws with moments of great sport, certainly in the wake of the huge success of previous investments, characterized by the strong consensus reached by both fans of the employees (consistently more than ten represented nations among the competitors, the movement around 7000-8000 people registered each year with various roles of those present at the event) .

The remarkable signs of XXV Rallye Elba Storico for which the Organizers have been worked with passion and obstinacy to make it even more exciting and fascinating are again the competition and the exciting duels starring vehicles which have shaped the history of street racing and even culture.

"In all these years - said Luciano Fiori, Chairman of the Organizing Committee - it was confirmed that the Rallye Elba Storico is something special for those who love automotive sport, in fact every edition, no matter how much the success of the previous one was strong, improves year by year, to present itself always among the best in the international context. Every year, the Organizing Committee incessantly works to meet expectations of whole island, building the best edition ever seen and maximizing its competitive character, to grow more and more the international notoriety of the area as well as the race, why we believe that is not only the national symbol of automotive sport. We do this with enthusiasm and passion, even thinking to the emotions that only automotive sport can deliver."

THREE OFFICIAL TITLES (TWO "INTERNATIONAL"!) TO CELEBRATE THE SILVER ANNIVERSARY OF THE "ELBA GRAFFITI"
No more only two, but three. As the number of official titles for which the 2012 Elban events will be eligible: the European and Italian Rally Championships for Rally Elba Storico, and the FIA Trophy for Historic Regularity Rallies, for the first time, for "Elba Graffiti".
After the experiment of 2011 asked specifically by the F.IA. to arrange a regularity rally, in fact this year, on the occasion of his 25th edition, the Graffiti (born a year before the Rally Elba Storico) will be the seventh round of the 11 scheduled for the European Trophy.
This specialty is an evolution of classical regularity, certainly with more agonism.
The rankings are determined based on the performance of the competitors on the regularity test sections where wins who is more accurate in respect of the hourly averages, not always equal, established from time to time by the organizers, which will arrange even surprise checks along the route.


NEWS ON THE ROUTE: HERE ARE THE STAGES "PARATA-VOLTERRAIO" AND "POGGIO-LA PILA"
Faithful to its inspiration that always tries to give added value to the event, the Organizing Committee has redesigned part of the route, to make even more exciting the challenge, to prevent it from becoming granted, although granted on the roads of Elba there´s never anything. The days of competition once again will be three, with the scheduled departure from Capoliveri at 20.00 on Thursday 20 September. Competitors will face the first news running across the "Parata-Volterraio" (km. 14.260), two names of stages that alone are linked to myth and that together they will make ... great stuff. It has never been ran, and will certainly be appreciated by the fans of Elban race. Starting from Cavo, the crews will run the "Parata" up to Rio nell´Elba and from there they will fit in the second part of the stage ("Volterraio") towards Magazzini, admiring, in the downhill, the Gulf of Portoferraio. The other novelty is the introduction of "Poggio-La Pila" (km. 15.500), very similar to the "Due Mari" as ran until the 1980s, with the transit inside the village of Sant´Ilario and characterized by some spectacular downhill hairpins in the last part.

AND ALSO, A ... RAIN OF TROPHIES
A location so exclusive, so fascinating will catalyze the attention all round the world of historic rallies. Why even this year the Rally Elba Storico will be eligible for some important trophies, which will certainly give value to the event. There will be the Trofeo A112 Abarth, the "Trofeo della Regina" ("of the Queen"), dedicated to the Lancia Fulvia HF, the "Trofeo Fiat 127", in addition to Challenge Rally Autostoriche 2012 and the Challenge Italia 2012.

RACE SCHEDULE
As already mentioned, the start will be from Capoliveri at 20.00 on Thursday 20 September, and after the "Parata-Volterraio" the crews will race the spectacle stage of Capoliveri (km. 4.760), repeated for the third year in a row by popular demand, and the arrival of the first part of the race is scheduled at 23.07, when the competitors will enter the nocturnal regroupment.

The following day, Friday 21 September will resume the first leg: from 08.30 at 16.42, the crews will duel on four more stages, "Parata-Nisporto" (km. 12.140) that in the second round will be shorter, in the "Parata-Nisportino" version (10.300 Km) and the "Monte Perone" twice (14.250 Km).

The closing day, Saturday 22 September, will start at 08.30 and will see to wave the checkered flag at 16.40, once again in Capoliveri. Crews will face up again the "Parata-Nisporto" (km. 12.140), then on the already mentioned "Poggio-La Pila" (km. 15.500) and on the classic "Monumento" (km. 5.900) a total of 508.330 km rally so far, of which timed 137,040, namely 26.96% of the entire distance.

THE LOGISTICS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS 2011, AT HOTEL ELBA INTERNATIONAL, CAPOLIVERI
Nothing changed, compared to the 2011, regarding the logistics of the Rally, the event´s Headquarters will remain in Capoliveri, at the functional facilities of the Hotel Elba International, exclusive location that faces the Gulf of Porto Azzurro and where will be organized the race direction, the Secretariat and the press room. This year, the Hotel will be even more integral part of the race, as it will host the first regroupment of the event, expected Thursday 20 September after the first special stage, at 22.22.

SHORTLY THE DEBUT "SOCIAL"
In a short time the Rally Elba will make his entrance into the ... society. Following the evolution of communication and social activity, the event will be communicated via popular social media, by creating dedicated identity which will feature informative and interactive with the many fans of the race.

PARTNERS: WITH THE RACE WITH PASSION

Locman Italy, Moby Spa, Comune di Capoliveri, Eni, Ip, Acqua dell´Elba and of course the Automobile Club Livorno also for the 2012 Edition of the race will be at the side of the organization confirming their strong passion for automotive sport and especially for the Rally on Elba Island.

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