Rally of Sanremo 2003
The cars, which have distinguished the history of the Rally of Sanremo during the seventies and eighties, are back on the gravel roads of Tuscany and Umbria: in fact the “Sanremo Rally Classic” is scheduled for the beginning of April 2003, a reliability trial only for a limited number of cars which will anticipate the “Sanremo Rally Storico” and the “Coppa dei Fiori” forming an ideal introduction to the events.
According to the provisional programme, the “Sanremo Rally Classic” will be carried out from 30th March to 2nd April 2003. The contest will be held on the asphalt roads of the Province of Imperia, then on the gravel ones of Tuscany and Umbria and finally back again on the Ligurian asphalt roads offering again the outline and the double surface which characterized the history of the Rally of Sanremo.
The “Sanremo Rally Classic” will reach the main art cities such as: Pisa, Siena, Volterra, Arezzo and Gubbio, location of the legs still to be defined just as the race valid for the World Rally Championship of the seventies/eighties.
As above mentioned the “Sanremo Rally Classic” will anticipate the two traditional races of the historic car calendar, i.e “Sanremo Rally Storico” (FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship) and the “Coppa dei Fiori” scheduled from 3rd to 5th April 2003. The teams which will join the event organized by the SanremoRally may choose to partecipate either to the Historic Race or to the reliability trial. It will be, therefore, a complete week devoted to motors as it used to be during the seventies and eighties.
The most important cars of the history of the Rally of Sanremo stand out among the cars entitled to join the “Sanremo Rally Classic”, as for example: Lancia Stratos and 037, Fiat 131 Abarth, Audi Quattro, Opel Manta and Kadett, Ford Escort
Text and photos: San Remo Rally