Date of birth : 12/08/1994
Who is he? Following his father Marco as an FIA European Rally Championship regular, Simone Tempestini has achieved significant success both in Romania and further afield with his capture of the Junior world crown in 2016 one of his biggest achievements.
Global gains: Tempestini has significant experience at world level in the second and tier divisions. He’s made six appearances in the world championship this year with eighth place on Rally Turkey Marmaris his career-best result.
Back to where it began: The first running of Rally Liepāja in 2013 was also Tempestini’s first ERC start. He has notched up a further 13 appearances since then with fifth place on Rally di Roma Capitale in 2017 his best finish so far.
Rear-wheel drive: Rally Liepāja marked Tempestini’s fourth appearance in a rear-wheel-drive Fiat 124 Abarth RGT, which he also used on the ERC rounds in Czech Republic and Poland, where he drove the car on gravel for the first time.
Azores Airlines Rallye: DNE
Rally Islas Canarias: DNE
EKO Acropolis Rally: DNE
Cyprus Rally: DNE
Rally di Roma Capitale: DNE
Barum Czech Rally Zlín: 16 (RGT: 2)
Rally Poland: 16 (RGT: 1)
Rally Liepāja: 18 (RGT: 1)