Italian Rallycross Championship 2024 kicks off!


Last Updated on March 22, 2024 @ 15:05:12

Only a few days to go before the start of the Italian Rallycross Championship, scheduled for the Easter and Easter Monday weekend, and Maggiora Offroad Arena will once again be the prestigious theater for the opening of the Tricolor RX, which presents many points of interest.

There will be about 40 drivers competing in the different categories in Round 1, accompanied, as is tradition in the Easter Monday race, by the more than 100 drivers of the Swiss Autocross Championship.With about 150 drivers in total competing, the classic event at Maggiora Offroad Arena will be a great sporting spectacle.

We would like to remind you that from this year, as far as the Italian Rallycross Championship is concerned, a new name will come into effect for almost all categories, which are now divided as follows: RX1 (former Supercar), RX5, RX3 - Junior Rallycross (former Super 1600/STC min 1600), RX4 (former STC min 2000/STC plus 2000), Kart Cross, Sport RX.

RX1

The main protagonists will be Austrian Marc Schneider at the wheel of a Lancia Delta, Massimiliano Gilardetti in a Peugeot 206, Rosario Corallo, who will try to regain the title that eluded him last year in his beloved Subaru Impreza, and Werner Gurschler from South Tyrol, who will attempt a climb to the tricolor at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta.

RX5

Fabio Mezzatesta (Skoda Fabia R5) comes to the start with one goal: to win. Opposing him will be two other drivers at the wheel of a Skoda Fabia R5, Lucamaria Rizzello and Rosario Montalbano, who performed well last year in the races they participated in.

There is much curiosity about the debut of two very young drivers, U18 Valentino Ledda (2023 title holder in the STC -1600) and Matteo Bernini, who will appear at the start of the premier category in a Skoda Fabia R5 and a Hyundai i20, respectively.

RX3

There could be a family fight between Marco Valazza (Citroen Saxo) and his grandson Matteo Valazza (Peugeot 206), but also watch out for Marco Valsesia and Daniele Delfino, both driving a Citroen Saxo, and Armando Tocchio in his Peugeot 106.

RX4

Returning after a sabbatical year is Arianna Corallo in her Opel Astra and will have to contend with Simone Mora (Renault Clio), the always positive Marco Nicolini in his Peugeot 205, Gianni Saddi in his Citroen DS3 and Franco Fusi, who abandoned his legendary Clio for a Kia Rio TD.

Sport RX

Round 1 of this category, in its second year, will focus on the duel between reigning Italian Champion Daniele Catena (Fiat 500 Proto) and Marco Loffredo (Proto Mini).

Kart Cross

A great return, that of Simone Firenze, who will be at the start with a LR Motors XC Will'Oz Kart, and many confirmations, from Maicol Giacomotti (KC) to Gabriele Zoppetti (F&S XC), from Mauro Vicario (Speedcar Xtreme) to Nicola Morlacchi (Planet Kart Cross).

Among the Under18s, the names of Marcus Martinelli (GMN Kart Cross), who is actually now a veteran in the category, and Alexander Karim Mancusi (G Speed), making his debut, stand out.

Among the transalpine riders were Frenchman Valentin Comte (LR Motors XC Will'Oz), who is well known to Maggiora goers, and Belgian Lucas Cartelle (LR Motors XC Will'Oz).

The programme

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
13.30 - 16:30SAV CRONOMETRATED TESTS (2 sessions)
SUNDAY, MARCH 31
09.00 - 11:00TECHNICAL VERIFICATIONS RX
10.00HEAT 1 SAV (5 laps)
13:30 - 15:30FREE PRACTICE RX
15:45Q1 RX (4 laps)
17.15HEAT 2 SAV (5 laps)
MONDAY, APRIL 01
08.30HEAT 3 SAV (5 laps)
10:15Q2 RX (4 laps)
11:45Q3 RX (4 laps)
13:15Q4 RX (4 laps)
14:45SEMI-FINALS RX (6 laps)
SAV FINALS (7 laps)
RX FINALS (6 laps)

Tickets

Admission for the entire weekend is €20.00, for Easter Monday (Easter Monday) only it is €15.00. Free admission for children from 0 to 13 years old.

Tickets can be purchased directly at www.rxitalia.com