Sanremo, ready to host the 37th Sanremo Historic Rally, the 36th Regularity Flower Cup and the 23rd Rally delle Palme

SANREMO (IM), 24 agosto – The countdown to the 37th edition of the Sanremo Historic Rally and the concomitant 36th Coppa dei Fiori regularity rally, scheduled in the City of Flowers from Wednesday, Oct. 12 to Saturday, Oct. 15 as well as the 23rd Rally delle Palme, which will have its headquarter in Bordighera, is proceeding apace.

The 2022 edition of the race, which is valid for the European Historic Rally Drivers, Co-drivers (EHRC) and European Teams Trophy and the Italian Historic Car Rally Championship (CIRAS), returns to separate its destinies from the “modern” Sanremo Rallye with which it had shared dates in recent editions by proposing a rally and regularity race reserved exclusively for historic cars, while Bordighera will be the center of the rally dedicated to modern cars.

37th Sanremo Historic Rally, entering will start soon. The program of the rally valid for the European and Italian Championships, includes the opening of entries on Tuesday, September 6; competitors will be able to register until Tuesday, September 27 (for Italian competitors not registered for the FIA event there will be time until Wednesday, October 5). On Thursday, October 13, the service park will be opened in Piazzale Adolfo Rava, which will host the mechanics’ vans for three days, where scrutineering and all car repair and troubleshooting operations will take place.

The starting platform, placed as usual in Corso Imperatrice in the shadow of the Casino, will kick off the race at 8.30 a.m. on Friday, October 14 with the first stage that will see the competitors confronted with a double passage on the classic Colle d’Oggia, Teglia, Langan tackled both in the morning and in the afternoon to return to Sanremo at 5.45 p.m. for the night rest. Second and final stage on Saturday, October 15, with departure of the crews from the service park in Piazzale Adolfo Rava at 8.15 a.m. to head for the other classic special stage of Vignai (to be tackled twice), Bignone and Coldirodi, which in the afternoon passage join together to form the special stage dedicated to Orlando Dallava. Then the grand finale at 2:23 p.m. in Corso Imperatrice in Sanremo with the awarding of the crews on the arrival platform. The 37th Sanremo Historic Rally takes place on a total tarmac route of 371.20 kilometers with 142.93 kilometers covered by the 11 special stages.

The 2021 edition of the Sanremo Historic Rally was won by Lucio Da Zanche-Daniele De Luis, Porsche 911 SC RS, in 1.29’52″1 ahead of Matteo Musti-Claudio Biglieri (Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0, at 20″7) and Matteo Luise-Fabrizio Handel (Subaru Legacy 4WD, at 1’57″3).

The Flower Cup on the roads of the historic rally. Competitive program in pursuit of the historic rally for the 36th edition of the Coppa dei Fiori, a regularity race valid for the Italian Regularity Championship scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 on the same stages of the historic rally. Entries for the race will be open from Friday, Sept. 16, and will remain open until Friday, Oct. 7; competitors will meet in the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 13 (3-6 p.m.) in Piazzale Adolfo Rava in Sanremo for scrutineering. From Friday, October 14, the competitors will be called to measure themselves with the utmost precision with the stopwatches, descending from the starting platform in Corso Imperatrice at 10:05 a.m. to face the double passage on the Colle d’Oggia, Teglia and Langan stages, before returning to Sanremo for the night rest at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, second and final day starting at 9:55 a.m. from the Old Railway Station, with morning precision tests at Vignai, Bignone and Coldirodi, re-grouping in Piazzale Adolfo Rava and a new afternoon time trial challenge on Vignai and Bignone before returning to San Remo at 3:43 p.m. to celebrate the winners on the Platform in Corso Imperatrice. The 36th edition of the Coppa dei Fiori will take place over a course of 298.51 kilometers divided into two days and 11 precision average tests for a total of 110.21 kilometers to be covered with the highest precision measured to the hundredth of a second. Last year, the most precise on the roads of the Coppa dei Fiori were Paolo Marcattilij -Francesco Giammarino who charged with their Porsche 911 2.0 SWB, 267 penalties, overtaking Maurizio Gandolfo-Ornella Pietropaolo on Innocenti Mini Cooper who paid 309, then Maurizio Vellano – Giovanni Molina Audi 80 quattro stopped at 359, who preceded by just twenty penalties the female crew Alexia Giugni-Caterina Silvana Leva Renault Alpine A110 1300.

Bordighera flocks the Palms. Of course, the rally’s little brother, the Rally of the Palms, now in its 23rd edition, could not be missed, which will have Vallecrosia (where scrutineering will take place Friday afternoon and Saturday morning in the square of the former Flower Market) and Bordighera with the start and finish stage and the tidy up, mid-day service park. The race will be very concentrated, with competitors taking off from the platform at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, to go on to measure themselves in a double pass on the Vignai, Bignone and Perinaldo stages, before returning to Bordighera where all the crews who have finished the race will be celebrated at 8:30 p.m. The 23rd edition of the Rally of the Palms measures 177.24 kilometers, 61.78 of which are divided into six special stages. The last edition of the Rally of the Palms went to Ivan Ferrarotti-Fabio Grimaldi (Škoda Fabia Evo) in 42’44″0 who preceded by 1’21″4 the Škoda Fabia of Elio Cortese and Domenico Verbicara and by 1’54″6 the Fabia of Paolo Porro-Paolo Cargnelutti.

Appointments of the October 13/15 races in Sanremo and Bordighera

37th Sanremo Historic Rally – Program
Tuesday, September 6: opening of entries
Wednesday, October 5: closing entries (FIA competitors e non FIA)
Thursday, October 13 (3-6 p.m.): Shakedown – San Romolo
Friday, October 14 (8:30 a.m.): first leg start Corso Imperatrice – Sanremo.
Friday, October 14 (5:45 p.m.): end first day. Closed Park Piazzale Adolfo Rava – Sanremo.
Saturday, October 15 (8:15 a.m.): start second day Piazzale Adolfo Rava – Sanremo
Saturday, October 15 (2:30 p.m.): arrival and awards ceremony platform Corso Imperatrice – Sanremo

36th Flower Cup – Program
Friday, September 16: opening of entries
Friday, October 7: closing entries
Thursday, October 13 (3 p.m. – 6 p.m.): scrutineering Piazzale Adolfo Rava – Sanremo.
Friday, October 14, 10:05 a.m.: departure Corso Imperatrice – Sanremo
Friday, October 14 6:45 p.m.: arrival first day Old Railway Station – Sanremo
Saturday, October 15 9:55 a.m.: departure second day Old Railway Station – Sanremo
Saturday, October 15 3:43 p.m.: final arrival Corso Imperatrice – Sanremo

23rd Rally of the Palms – Program
Friday, September 16: opening of entries
Friday, October 7: closing entries
Friday, October 14, 2-6 p.m.: scrutineering Parcheggio Piccola Velocità – Bordighera
Saturday, October 15 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Scrutineering Parcheggio Piccola Velocità – Bordighera
Saturday, October 15 2:20 pm.: start in Bordighera
Saturday, October 15 8:30 p.m.: arrival in Bordighera

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