ERC Rally di Roma Capitale
|Date||29 - 30 July 2023|
|Watch the rally||Live Stream|
The rally in 100 words
The progression of this asphalt event from Max Rendina’s Motorsport Italia organisation is impressive. First run in 2013, Rally di Roma Capitale made its ERC debut in 2017 as Italy returned to the European championship for the first time in four years when Rallye Sanremo was on the calendar. It proved a big hit and continues to flourish. From the Fiuggi crews tackle challenging stages around the thermal spa town southeast of Rome, while a stage in the Terme di Caracalla in central Rome provided another exciting spectacle in 2021. The event also counts for Campionato Italiano Rally Assoluto points.
- Rome’s famous Colosseum, which traditionally features on the pre-rally Roma parade route, is the largest amphitheatre ever built. Construction began in AD 72 and was completed in AD 80.
- In stark contrast, Rally di Roma Capitale took place for the first time in 2013 and joined the ERC roster in 2017.
- The commune of event base Fiuggi, to the southeast of central Rome, was made famous by its natural spring water and the healing powers it possesses.Rome was one of two European capitals used for an ERC stage in 2021 with Warsaw staging the deciding test of ORLEN 77th Rally Poland.
- Italy has celebrated 23 European championship triumphs over the years. Giandomenico Basso and Luca Rossetti are both multiple winners.
|Year||Driver / Co-Driver||Car|
|2022||Damiano De Tommaso / Giorgia Ascalone||Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo|
|2021||Giandomenico Basso / Lorenzo Granai||Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo|
|2020||Alexey Lukyanuk / Dmitry Eremeev||Citroën C3 R5|
|2019||Giandomenico Basso / Lorenzo Granai||Škoda Fabia R5|
|2018||Alexey Lukyanuk / Alexey Arnautov||Ford Fiesta R5|
|2017||Bryan Bouffier / Panseri||Ford Fiesta R5|