- Entries can be submitted until August 11
- Participants from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary and Romania
- A partnership was made with the National Tourism Authority
35 teams from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary and Romania have already entered in the 2016 edition of Sibiu Rally Challenge, a competition scheduled in the event calendar of the International Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA). The oldest car entered is from 1960.
The Triumph TR3 1959, the vehicle of Dinu Dumitraşcu and Radu Popovici, and the Porsche 356B 1600S (1960), with which Timi Tomcsányi and Cristina Ladopoulos will participate, are the oldest cars entered until now in Sibiu Rally Challenge, edition of 2016.
On the starting list there are, so far, 35 teams from 8 countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary and Romania). „It is the first year when the Sibiu event is part of the international calendar of FIVA and I am glad we managed to already attract a large number of foreign crews. The route was designed to pass through the most spectacular areas in Sibiu and I’m sure everyone will be pleased. We cannot give too many details because the route is secret for the participants, but it will certainly reach Transfăgărşan, the most famous road in Romania, and also Biertan, an area protected by UNESCO”, said Sorin Itu, event organizer .
Rally Challenge’s organizer has concluded a cooperation protocol with the National Tourism Authority, aiming to promote both the county of Sibiu and Romania on an international level. “To discover the most beautiful places in Sibiu while driving a vintage car is fabulous. Sibiu Rally Challenge perfectly encompasses the spirit, traditions and values of Sibiu, and by partnering with the National Tourism Authority, we are sure we will achieve our goal, to promote Romania on an international level”, said Sorin Itu, organizer of the event.
Sibiu Rally Challenge will start on Thursday, August 18, at 19:00, with a practice session and the ceremonial start in the city center. Friday, August 19, will start at 10:30, with the official presentation of the crews, followed by the start at 12:30 in the Grand Square of Sibiu. Saturday, August 20, the start is scheduled for 08:00 and the ceremony will take place at 21:00, also in the Grand Square.
Sibiu Rally Challenge will take place during August 18 to 20 and is a festival dedicated to historic cars and motorsport, taking place under the International Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA), Retromobil Club Romania (RCR) and the Romanian Automobile Club (ACR). Sibiu Rally Challenge is an event co-financed by the Sibiu Local Council and the Sibiu City Council through Sport Agenda, with the help of the Sibiu County Council and supported by Orange.