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MARCATTILJ - GIAMMARINO

Regularity Champions in Italy 2018

CENNA - SCALIA

CUP OF FLOWERS 2019 VALID FOR CIRM

The 2019 Sanremo rally hosted the usual appointment with the 2019 Flower Cup valid for the CIRM (Italian Media Championship). We both worked hard for this race. A path that starts from September 2018 when we took the car to our tuner not to make major changes but to restore it to its factory state. We worked on the gearbox, clutch and engine, bringing it back to its former glory. A few tricks here and there that have improved the handling and that's it. For the rest, the right set up of tools was sought so that they could reach the necessary reliability to face an intense and demanding two days as was the Rally di Sanremo 2019.

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A rally that for us was also a journey that began on Wednesday with the reconnaissance of the tests useful to verify in advance the pitfalls of the route that this year promises to be several. The choice of the tire to be fitted in view of wet and slippery tests was decisive in guaranteeing the safety of the crew but luckily we ran the most demanding tests for our car on dry surfaces (I Vignai at 49 km h on average was challenging having only about 50 horses available). However, the car reacted well, allowing us a respectable performance. 

A rally that for us was also a journey that began on Wednesday with the reconnaissance of the tests useful to verify in advance the pitfalls of the route that this year promises to be several. The choice of the tire to be fitted in view of wet and slippery tests was decisive in guaranteeing the safety of the crew but luckily we ran the most demanding tests for our car on dry surfaces (I Vignai at 49 km h on average was challenging having only about 50 horses available). However, the car reacted well, allowing us a respectable performance. 

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The night tests were a lot of fun and on the San Romolo we succeeded  to also score an absolute second time that gave us strength and energy to start hoping for something more. We closed the first day with a seventh place. On the second day, the study of the results and a change of strategy allowed us to maintain our position in the overall standings and get a place among the winners of this edition of the Coppa dei Fiori. I remember when I was a child and together with my parents we went to see the world rally, years in which Lancia and our Italian drivers were at the top of the world. Today, 30 years later, I have made a dream come true. Who would have thought that in addition to participation, I would have had the opportunity together with my partner  to share such an important result  

Thanks to all those who supported us and see you at the next challenge.

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