The International Rally Cup is ready for round two of the season, of four planned for the 2023 calendar, and having dusted off Elba, it’s now time to dive into an authentic classic of the series.
At the Rally del Taro, scheduled for Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, Rally Sport Evolution will present itself with six vehicles, the first of which will be entrusted to Emanuele Danesi.
The driver of the Peugeot 208 Rally4, along with Andrea Sarti, will be challenged to close a gap of fifteen lengths that separates him from the top of the Prestige 2-Wheel Drive Trophy, currently second in the championship thanks to the success achieved in lessons at the Livorno opening.
First appearance card on IRC for Claudio Rota, among the notes Marco Baraggia, who will start his 2023 from here with a Peugeot 208 Rally4 of the Ranica racing team.
Marco Pellizzaro shared this prediction alongside Marco Melotti, who will start with a third Peugeot 208 Rally4, which will be looked after by the team from Bergamo.
The only candidate at the start will be Mirko Carrara’s Peugeot 208 R2, who, after the success in Elba, is aiming for a double victory in Parma for the first time alongside Matteo Sanfilippo.
The main objective will be to defend the lead in the Rally4/R2 Trophy and try to get a bigger gap on the competition compared to just five lengths at the moment.
Another class change with a Milko Pini looking for redemption after a boring Elba and ready to get back behind the wheel of the Renault Clio Rally5, always alongside Angelo Mirolo.
Giovanni Giaquinto, stopped by Bassano last year and ready to make his debut with Debora Malvermi on the right, will join him and make his debut on a second Renault Clio Rally5.
“Rally del Taro is a classic of the International Rally Cup” – says Claudio Albini (President of Rally Sport Evolution) – “and we are starting with six cars, two of which are fighting for the final success in the championship.” Danesi with Rally4 is second, while Carrara is first among the former R2B. For the others, except Pini, it will be the debut of the series. This race has always been particularly complicated as the weather conditions varied widely, ranging from dry to wet. We’ll see if this edition will be more forgiving or if it offers the usual hoop roulette. In any case, we are ready for anything.”
Just a day of real competition, Sunday 28th May, when the final judgments will be made and where the participants will compete on the special stages “Montevacà” (14.10 km) and “Tornolo” (4.29 km). must ) and on the legendary “Folta” (20.33 km), the longest of the journey.
A morning passage to be repeated in the early afternoon before exhausting every opportunity in the repetition of the first two to complete just over 95 kilometers in the time trial.
“We have a group of very competitive riders,” adds Albini, “and although some of them are making their season debut, we’re sure they can give us great satisfaction.” From our side, we’ll do our best to give them the best possible performance to support.”