Italian Championship RX 2021, the Double Round weekend arrives!

Last Updated on 15 June 2021 @ 14:18:52

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June finally open to the public!

At the Maggiora Offroad Arena the engines are already warming up for the intense weekend of Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June, with two rounds of the Italian Rallycross Championship!

OnSaturday 5 the race will be run on the circuit in Reverse trim, while on Sunday 6 there will be a return to the classic route. There will be 40 cars competing on Saturday and 45 on Sunday.


Silvano Ruga (Renault Clio), who will be present in both rounds, will have a great chance to put some important points on the board for the championship, but will have to contend with Marco Valazza who will be back on track with his Ford Fiesta after missing the Castelletto Circuit round and the misadventures of Round 1. On Sunday 6 June the driver currently third in the general classification, Paolo "Popy" Barbieri (Citroen C2), will also be at the start.


It promises to be quite a battle in this category, although the predictions for victory in both rounds can only point to the Czech Roman Castoral and his Opel Astra OPC. Obviously at the start in both rounds the current leader Franco "Frenk" Fusi (Renault Clio), but he will have to watch out for the Nicolini brothers, Marco (Peugeot 205) and Mattia (Citroen AX). Worth mentioning is the Tricolore RX debut of German Andreas Huhn in the Fiat Grande Punto Abarth and, in Round 3 only, of Mattia Corona, at the wheel of the Citroen C2 normally driven in the race (in the S1600) by Paolo Barbieri. At the start as usual also Matteo Valazza (Citroen Saxo) and Alberto Palestrini, the only representative of the STC+ with his Renault Super5.


All at the start, in both Rounds, the main protagonists of the championship: Championship leader Marcello Gallo (Lifelive TN5), his main rival Marco Berniga (Planet Kart Cross K3), defending champion Simone Firenze (Semog Bravo Sport), the Grieco brothers , Matteo and Nicolò (GMN), Maicol Giacomotti (Planet Kart Cross K3) - his brother Nicolas will only be competing on Sunday - , Kobe Pauwels (Lifelive TN5), Mauro Vicario (Speedcar Xtreme), Riccardo Canzian (Speedcar Xtreme) Nicola Landrini (Planet Kart Cross K3) and Cristian Tiramani (Planet Kart Cross K3).

Also at the start was the women's duo of Virginia Moncini (Ya-Car) and Cristina Tadone (GMN), while the great return of Michele Bormolini with his Planet Kart Cross K3 is expected on Sunday.

The presence in force of Belgian drivers should be emphasised: in addition to regulars Pauwels and Vranckx (Planet Kart Cross K3), Lukas Scwhall (Lifelive TN5) Dany Born, Marcel Dahm, Jan Keller and Pascal Dahm on Peters Crosskart and brothers Yannick and Philippe Johanns on Lifelive TN5 and Camotos respectively will also be competing at Maggiora Offroad Arena.

Also at the start was Czech Petr Dolezal on Semog Bravo Sport.

Open Doors!

Finally the public will be able to return: for the first time since 2019 fans will be able to watch the Tricolour RX races live. Access will obviously be regulated according to ANTICOVID procedures and reduced compared to the normal capacity (max 1,000 people), but it is nevertheless an extremely important signal! From Saturday 29 May the pre-sale will be open on the website; the online pre-sale will be active until 4 June, tickets may also be purchased directly at the Maggiora Offroad Arena on 5/6 June, subject to availability.

Tickets valid for both days cost € 25.00 (€ 15.00 for 13-17 year olds)

A single-day ticket costs € 15.00 (€ 10.00 for children aged between 13 and 17).

The programme

OnSaturday 5 June, the programme includes free practice at 09:30.

At 10.30 a.m. Q1 will start, followed by the other 3 Qs, again over 4 laps. At 17.00 the semi-finals and then the semi-finals on 6 laps.

Sunday 6 June at 8.30 a.m. free practice, then at 9.30 a.m. Q 1 followed by the other 3 Qs.

The semifinals will start at 4 p.m. followed by the finals.