He said this after his last appearance, eighth overall at the Dolomiti Brenta, and as tradition demands, Luca Ferri speaks with facts.
The driver from Arcugnano, still looking for the right way to get back to the top in a premier class that has so far not given him the satisfaction he deserves, becomes more motivated for the first time in the new Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 by Delta Rally rising more than ever, he returned to express himself at the level that put him at the forefront of the news in the WRC era.
“My problem is always the same,” says Ferri, “and even with the Fabia Rally2 Evo I could never find the right affinity with a front that didn’t give me the right feelings.” I hope that this new version, the latest from Skoda, will allow me to find the self-confidence that motivates me. I know I can and must give more, but I need to feel like the car is sewn to me to be able to drive again, as I say. I haven’t tried this Fabia RS yet, I plan to do so in the next few days and we’ll see how the first one goes.”
So everything is ready for the first edition of the Trentino Rally, a new event that will take place on November 4th and 5th based in Mori.
A first step that will open a new program for the Vicenza region, already at the start of the following Rally Città di Schio, which concludes the International Rally Cup on November 17th and 18th, and the Ronde Città di Sperlonga, which for Scheduled for November 16th and 17th, December was confirmed, during which he wore the most prestigious laurel crown, that of overall winner, several times.
Scrolling through the entry list for the Trentino event, the names of prestigious opponents emerge, including recent Italian Asphalt Rally Championship winner Simone Campedelli, with a long list of bitter opponents that could be a point of comparison for Ferri’s training.
“For a first edition, the starting grid is really remarkable,” adds Ferri, “and so during the race we can understand what potential we have and how we will develop during our journey.” We are over twenty participants in the class, with established pilots at national level and beyond, so the context will certainly be stimulating for us.”
Ferri will be accompanied on this return by Doriano Maini, with whom he will tackle the total of almost 52 timed kilometers, spread over two actual days of competition.
We will set off on Saturday November 4th in the evening to warm up the engines on the short “Scuderia Trentina” (2.82 km), as a starter for a Sunday November 5th consisting of the double passage of the “Lago di Cavedine” (6.21 km), “Garniga” (9.16 km) and “Ronzo Chienis” (9.15 km).
“They say the tests are very good,” concludes Ferri, “but we will evaluate everything this week. It’s all still waiting to be discovered, but I hope we get the feedback I expect.”