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RALLY DI ROMA CAPITALE

20-22 July 2018, Italy (asphalt)

The progression of this exciting asphalt event, organised and promoted by Motorsport Italia, has been remarkable. Having run for the first time in 2013, Rally di Roma Capitale made its ERC debut in 2017 as Italy returned to the European championship for the first time since 2013 when Rallye Sanremo was on the calendar. It proved a big hit with a driving parade through the centre of Rome, a spectacular spectator stage around the Palazzio della Civiltà del Lavoro in the EUR district, followed by two days of action-packed rallying on stages to the east and south-east of the capital.

Event eligibility:

FIA European Rally Championship 2018, round 5 of 8
FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship 2018, round 3 of 6
FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship 2018, round 3 of 6

Also counting for... 

​FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, ERC Nations' Cup, ERC Ladies' Trophy


Previous winners:

2017: Bryan Bouffier/Xavier Panseri (Ford Fiesta R5)
2016: Umberto Scandola/Guide D’Amore (ŠKODA Fabia R5)*
2015: Umberto Scandola/Guide D’Amore (ŠKODA Fabia R5)*
2014: Tonino Di Cosimo/Mario Papa (Ford Focus RS WRC 08)*
2013: Alfredo De Dominicis/Matteo Chiarcossi Ford Focus RS WRC 08) Rally ran for the first time*

*Non-ERC event

Starts: 16h45, Friday 20 July, Castel Sant’Angelo, Roma
Finishes: 19h30, Sunday 22 July, Ostia Pontile, Roma
Headquarters: Grand Hotel Palazzo della Fonte, Via dei Villini 7, 03014 Fiuggi (FR)
Service park: Terme di Fiuggi, Parcheggio Fonte Anticolana, 03014 Fiuggi (FR)
(GPS: N-41°47.356', E-13°12.828')
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 1 (2017)
Stages: 15
Stage distance: 205.97 kilometres (99.82 kilometres leg one, 106.15 kilometres leg two)
Liaison: 761.15 kilometres
Total: 967.12 kilometres
Surface: Asphalt
Free Practice (for priority drivers): 14h00-16h00, Thursday 19 July (4.02 kilometres, Fumone, Frosinone)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 16h30, Thursday 19 July (4.02 kilometres, Fumone, Frosinone)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 18h00-20h30, Thursday 19 July (4.02 kilometres, Fumone, Frosinone)
Start order selection: 14h00-14h45, Friday 20 July, Restaurante Giolitti EUR, Roma
Ceremonial start and Tour di Roma: 16h45, Castel Sant’Angelo, Roma
 
MEDIA INFORMATION
Media accreditation:
Location: Grand Hotel Palazzo della Fonte, Via dei Villini 7, 03014 Fiuggi (FR) (GPS: N-41°47.736’, E-13°13.166’)
Opening hours: 
Wednesday 18 July: 10h30-20h00
Thursday 19 July: 10h30-20h00
Friday 20 July: 09h00-22h00
Saturday 21 July: 09h00-22h00
Sunday 22 July: 09h00-22h00
Media Centre:
Location: Grand Hotel Palazzo della Fonte, Via dei Villini 7, 03014 Fiuggi (FR) (GPS: N-41°47.736’, E-13°13.166’)
Opening hours: 
Wednesday 18 July: 10h30-20h00
Thursday 19 July: 10h30-20h00
Friday 20 July: 09h00-22h00
Saturday 21 July: 09h00-22h00
Sunday 22 July: 09h00-22h00
Subsidiary Media Centre:
Location: Best Western Hotel Triangoli (Sala Rossa), Via Ermanno Wolf Ferrari, 295 Roma (GPS N-41º45.164’, E-12º22.253’)
Opening hours:
Sunday 22 July: 14h00-until finish of rally
 
MEDIA EVENTS
THURSDAY 19 JULY
Mandatory Media Safety Briefing: 10h30, Media Centre
FRIDAY 20 JULY
Start order selection: 14h00, Restaurante Giolitti EUR, Roma
FIA Action for Road Safety photo call: 14h35, Restaurante Giolitti EUR, Roma (activity and timing TBC)
Pre-event press conference: 14h45, Restaurante Giolitti EUR, Roma
Ceremonial start and Tour di Roma: 16h45, Castel Sant’Angelo, Roma
SUNDAY 22 JULY
Podium ceremony: 20h30, Ostia Pontile, Roma
Post-rally press conference: 20h45, Podium, Ostia Pontile, Roma
 
Television coverage: Daily highlights, rally review and Inside ERC magazine show on Eurosport and Eurosport Player, plus additional coverage on a number of other channels around the world
ERC Radio: Live throughout the event at FIAERC.com or through the ERC app
Results, standings, live timing and text commentary: www.fiaerc.com
Rights-free images: Register at http://media.fiaerc.com
Event media contact: Michela Bove, +39 3466990825, press.office@rallydiroma.it;
Gabriele Bordon, +39 3288178751