THE XXXIII RALLYE ELBA STORICO - TROFEO LOCMAN ITALY OPENS ENTRIES
From today and until Saturday 11 September, entries will be accepted for the famous competition organized by Aci Livorno Sport with the strong contribution of the entire Elban community.
With the eligibility of the FIA European Championship for Historic Cars and the Italian Championship confirmed, the race is on the calendar from 23 to 25 September, characterized by nine special stages of a route inspired by tradition as always, which mirrors those of the last two editions.
Also on the program "sport regularity" and "average regularity", essential appointments for lovers of the discipline, in addition to the A112 Abarth Trophy, the “Memory Fornaca” and the Michelin Historic Rally Cup.
Livorno, 12 August 2021 - Entries open from today, to the XXXIII Rallye Elba Storico-Trofeo Locman Italy, as usual with the organizational direction of Aci Livorno Sport, together with the Elban community, an unmissable event which, in addition to ideally closing the summer season at the Elba Island is an event not to be missed for those who race with historic cars and also for professionals.
More than a race, this is a "symbol" one of the best known and most appreciated Italian rallies in the world, which again this year has found its place in the European and tricolor calendars from 23 to 25 September.
The race confirmed the various validities which the world of rallies has long accustomed to: seventh of the nine rounds of the FIA European Championship (FIA EHRC) and also seventh and penultimate round of the "tricolor" race (CIRAS). On the program there are also competitions of "regularity sport" (VIII Regularity Sport) and "medium regularity" (XXXIII Elba Graffiti), the essential appointments for lovers of the discipline, in addition to the pleasure of having the A112 Abarth Trophy at the start, the Memory Fornaca and the Michelin Historic Rally Cup.
This year will be a special edition. It will be that of the orphan of Elio Niccolai, the "father" of the race, who suddenly passed away on May 14th. Orphaned of its founding pillar, as such was the ACI Livorno, the historic Rallye Elba will be strong in the teachings that Niccolai has given over the years, an invaluable heritage that is now well in the hand, heart and mind of it. legacy, Aci Livorno and Aci Livorno Sport. From now on the mind and heart look ahead, both for this event and for the "modern" to keep alive the memory of this figure and above all by carrying on the commitment that Niccolai himself had made many and many years ago with sport and with the Island of Elba, to make a unique and priceless territory even bigger with motorsport.
CAPOLIVERI WILL BE THE HEART OF THE RACE FOR THE TENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
From 2011 the general logistics passed to Capoliveri, drilling a functional and extremely exclusive location and strong on these assumptions ACI Livorno Sport designed the 2021 edition as ready to consolidate the high quality offered in past editions.
The course, of course, is derived from tradition, for this year special stages have been taken from the 2020 and 2019 editions, a mix certainly of indisputable technical value. For the first stage we have chosen to travel the streets in the eastern part of the island, for the second we will focus on the central-western area, therefore around the famous "Monte Perone", a choice certainly inspired to make the sporting comparison fascinating and compelling. but also and above all so as not to be too invasive with the territory and not to give difficulties to the daily life of the territory.
The Rallye has a total of 9 Special Stages (133,350 competitive kilometers, ie 30.04% of the entire distance which is 443,940).
Nothing changed as regards the logistics of the Rallye: the Headquarters of the event is confirmed, in Capoliveri, at the functional and exclusive facilities of the Hotel Elba International, an exclusive location overlooking the Gulf of Porto Azzurro, where the Management of Race, the Secretariat and the Press Room. The Service Park area will also be organized in Porto Azzurro.
15: 00-22:00 Reconnaissance
09: 00-17:00 Reconnaissance
11: 00-16:00 Technical checks
20:00 Departure Ceremony
21:00 Start of Leg 1
22:20 Entrance to Regroupment 2 - Park Fermé
08:30 Exit Regroupment 2
17.15 End of Leg 1 - Park Fermé
07:50 Start of Leg 2
17:00 Final arrival and award ceremony
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