Today, at 15.30h the XIV Rally Costa Brava Històric has started on the Passeig del Mar de Palamós, the second scoring event for the FIA Trophy of Historical Rallies of the specialty, organized By RallyClassics. A total of 95 teams have started the test, including 11 motorcycles and 8 ECOseries cars that will only play the stage on Saturday.
With an extraordinary participation, in quantity but also in quality, the XIV Rally Costa Brava Històric brings together the best of the regular categories of Spain and the rest of Europe, led by the winning teams of the two previous editions, Belgian Yves Deflandre- Patrick Lienne (nº 1 / Porsche 911, 1972) and the Catalans Víctor Sagi-Víctor Sagi (nº 2 / Porsche 911, 1968), who have followed on the podium the three-time winner of the Rally Monte Carlo Historique, Belgians José Lareppe-Lieven David (nº 3 / Opel Ascona, 1975) the current duo European champion of this discipline, the Luxemburgers Christian Crucifix-Joseph Lambert (nº 4 / Porsche 911, 1985); And one of the regularity winners in the past 65 Moritz Costa Brava Rally, Carles Miró-Ivan Matavacas (nº 5 / Porsche 911, 1981).
The local representation is also unbeatable in addition to the aforementioned Sagi-Sagi and Miró-Matavacas also participate Sergi Giralt-Marcos Domingo (nº 6 / VW Golf, 1983), Carles Fortuny-Carles Jiménez (nº 8 / Lancia Beta, Josep Maria Molas-Laura Pedrosa (nº 14 / Ford Escort), Josep Lluís Marcó-Mónica Pérez-Zorrilla (nº 10 / Porsche 911, 1970), Xavier Faixedas-Joan Jordan (nº 12 / Seat 124-1600, , Tommi Castañer-Adrián Voican (nº 15 / Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 2000, 1978), Juan Luis Redó-Toni Moragas (nº 16 / Volvo Amazon, 1969), etc.
The route will have a total close to 950 km divided into two stages, with a total of 29 sections of regularity totaling 445.4 km controlled. In the first stage, which is being disputed at the moment, the itinerary has 458 km, of which 229 are regularly distributed in 14 sections. On the route the cars will regroup in Banyoles. The second stage, which will run tomorrow Saturday, will consist of 484.9 km of which 216 will be regularly distributed in 15 sections. On that day, the regroupings will be located in Viladrau and Puigcerdà.
All the base and infrastructure is centered in Palamós and the base of the organization is in Hotel Trias, where you can also visit a photographic exhibition about the history of the Costa Brava Rally. In addition, in the Passeig del Mar twice a qualifying slalom is disputed for the classification, one has taken place today just after the start of the rally, and the second pass will take place this Saturday at 11.30h, just when the second stage starts. All the activities that the rally contributes, as well as the points of attraction of the municipality, can be consulted in www.visitpalamos.cat
In addition to Palamós-Costa Brava, the main sponsors of the XIV Rally Costa Brava Històric are Fecotur (Association for the Business Foment of Tourism and Palamós), Port Esportiu Marina Palamós and Brugarol (Explotacions Agrícoles i Forestals Brugarol). Moritz continues to collaborate with RallyClassics and is the official beer of the Rally Costa Brava Històric. In addition, Moritz is present in the Village to offer entertainment to the public in parallel to the rally, carrying out actions to set the Passeig del Mar de Palamós as the photocall 600 Moritz.
Program XIV Rally Costa Brava Històric
Friday, April 21
15.30h: Departure 1st participant, 1st stage and rally (Passeig del Mar, Palamós)
Saturday, April 22
02.55h Arrival 1st participant 1st stage (Passeig del Mar, Palamós)
11.30h Departure 1st participant 2nd stage (Passeig del Mar, Palamós)
Sunday, April 23
00.00h Arrival 1st participant 2nd stage and the rally (Passeig del Mar, Palamós)
11.00h Awards ceremony (podium Passeig del Mar, Palamós)
-Times and classifications: www.rallyclassics.org
-Images and other information about Rally Costa Brava Històric here.
Font: Ramon Puig, JAS i Peixitus