Italian Championship RX 2021, Round 1 approaching

Last Updated on 15 April 2021 @ 13:48:37

Competition will only take place on Easter Monday

With the tests on Sunday 14 and Sunday 21, the run-up to Round 1 of the Italian Rallycross Championship has come to an end. Sport Club Maggiora is working hard to enable the smooth running of the event despite the COVID situation, with a strict protocol regulating access to the Maggiora Offroad Arena.

The 2021 novelty will be that the Round will be held on a single day, Monday 5 April, while Easter Sunday will be reserved for preliminary operations and a test session for those who want to make final adjustments ahead of the following day's race.

Kartcross, the never-ending challenge

Once again it will be the Kartcross category that will be the most fierce with several pretenders to the throne of Simone Firenze (Semog Bravo Sport), winner of the Italian title last year (and author of a formidable hat-trick with victories, in 2020, also of the Tricolour Titles of Speed on Ice and Autocross).

His main opponents will be, once again, the 2-time Italian Champion, in 2016 and 2019, Marcello Gallo (Lifelive TN5), Maicol Giacomotti (Planet Kartcross K3), tricolour in 2017, and the 2018 Italian Champion Gabriele Zoppetti (with his new Speedcar Xtreme).

After his victory in the 2021 Ice Speed Championship, Cristian Tiramani (Planet Kartcross K3) is also expected to perform well in Rallycross, while Filippo Bossetti (GMN Kartcross) will certainly want to improve on his 5th place finish in the 2020 Championship.

Also worth mentioning is the presence among others of French driver Valentin Comte (Mygale), last year's protagonist in the Super1600, compatriot Yoann Gillouin (Mygale) and the cars, not only Kart, of the Grisurallysport team. Curiosity also for the very young (15 years old) Belgian Victor Vrenck, who will be competing again in the RX Italia after his debut last year, and for Lorenzo Tirloni (Suzuki GSX-R) at his debut after being protagonist in the Lotus Cup.

Closed doors again: Facebook Live

Unfortunately, once again it will not be possible for the public to be present at the Maggiora Offroad Arena. However, all Qs and finals will be broadcast live on Facebook.

For the first time the transmission will be on payment: "Last year," explains Riccardo Fasola, President of Sport Club Maggiora, Promoter of the Championship, "given the exceptional nature of the moment, we decided to broadcast the races free of charge. Unfortunately the current situation does not allow us to offer this service free of charge any more: the organisation of these races entails huge expenses. The cost will, however, be very low: for only €6.00 it will be possible to watch the entire day's racing from the comfort of your sofa at home.