Rally di Roma Capitale 2020 - 24-26/07/2020
Where: Rome, Italy
The rally in 100 words: The progression of this exciting asphalt event, organised and promoted by Max Rendina, 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.
FIA European Rally Championship 2020, round 1 of 7
FIA ERC1 Junior Championship 2020, round 1 of 5
FIA ERC3 Junior Championship 2020, round 1 of 5
Abarth Rally Cup 2020, round 1 of 6
Also counting for…
FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams
What’s new for 2020?
While the ceremonial start is planned for Rome’s spectacular Castel Sant’Angelo on a Friday as in 2019, the seaside resort of Ostia is due to host competitive action on two different days, from 19h30 local time on 24 July and on the final day of the event (26 July).
2019: Giandomenico Basso/Lorenzo Granai (ŠKODA Fabia R5)
2018: Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
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)*
1: Rome’s famous Colosseum, which features on the Roma parade route, is the largest amphitheatre ever built. Construction began in AD 72 and was completed in AD 80.
2: In stark contrast, Rally di Roma Capitale took place for the first time in 2013 and joined the ERC roster in 2017.
3: 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.
4: Rome was one of two European capitals to host the ERC in 2019 with Nicosia home to the Cyprus Rally.
5: Italy has celebrated 23 European championship triumphs over the years. Giandomenico Basso and Luca Rossetti are both multiple winners.
Starts: 16h00, Friday 24 July (Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome)
Finishes: 19h30, Sunday 26 July (Ostia Lido – Pontile)
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 3 (2017-2019)
Stage distance: 206.00 kilometres
Liaison distance: 749.74 kilometres
Total distance: 955.74 kilometres
Free Practice (for priority drivers): 06h30, Friday 24 July (Fumone)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 09h00, Friday 24 July (Fumone)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 10h00-12h00, Friday 24 July (Fumone)
Start order selection: 18h30, Friday 24 July (Ostia Lido – Pontile)
Ceremonial start and Roma parade: 16h00, Friday 24 July (Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome)
Resources available soon:
Results and live timing: https://www.fiaerc.com/live-timing/