35 teams entered so far in the Sibiu Rally Challenge 2016

  • 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.

 

Requests for the official documents required for participation at Sibiu Rally Challenge 2016 will be submitted until August 10

Registrations for Sibiu Rally Challenge may be submitted until August 11, 2016. Under the supplementary regulations, vehicles entered in the competition must have a FIVA card, document which is issued in Romania by Retromobil Club Romania.

In order to release all the documents please contact Retromobil Club Romania until August 10, in order to have all the necessary documents required for participation at Sibiu Rally Challenge.

Requests for releasing the FIVA card can be sent to the following addresses: secretariat@retromobil.ro

Fabio Barone returns to Transfăgărăşan at Sibiu Rally Challenge

  • The Italian driver will race a Ferrari Testarossa
  • More members of the Ferrari Club Passione Rossa from Rome will be present at the start of the competition
  • The Italian crews will follow a route of 430 km on the finest roads in Sibiu

Fabio Barone, the Italian driver who established the first speed record on Transfăgărăşan in 2015, will return on the famous romanian road at Sibiu Rally Challenge. This time behind the wheel of a classic car.

After establishing the first speed record on Transfăgărăşan in last year’s event “Transfăgărăşan Speed World Record”, Fabio Barone returns on the most spectacular road in Romania for Sibiu Rally Challenge, a competition dedicated to historical vehicles.

“Less than a year after the event held on Transfăgărăşan, I received an invitation to come back to Transylvania, a charming area full of culture, with a rich history. I immediately accepted the invitation and I will particpate with great pleasure in this event”, said Fabio Barone, who will compete with a classic Ferrari Testarossa.

The Italian driver is in the preparatory stage for establishing another spectacular record in China ( “China Speed World Record”), which is again a challenge that no other driver has ever accepted. But until then, Fabio Barone will compete again on Transfăgărăşan. “Transfăgărăşanul gave me unique emotions meant to accompany me throughout life and that’s why I just immediately accepted the challenge to return here with another Ferrari. I am sure that this competition will very soon be renowned worldwide and I would like to thank Mrs. Ioana Podosu, head of the National Office of Tourism Promotion of Romania in Rome because we were able to discover this wonderful country”, continued Fabio Barone.

Several members of the club Passione Rossa Ferrari Club of Rome will attend the event, and will compete with Ferrari Testarossa models and Ferrari 308 GTS.

“In 2015, along with Ferrari Club Passione Rossa Rome, the largest club of Ferrari car owners in Italy, I was involved in organizing the first hillclimb speed world record on Transfăgărăşan, a highly successful event called “Transfăgărăşan Speed World record”. On this occasion, the driver Fabio Barone made history and left an important mark for motorsport enthusiasts, designed to stimulate other adrenaline lovers towards Romania, Transilvania and Transfărăşan. I had the honor of being the first person aware of this project and I was directly involved in its implementation. I am delighted that last year’s event will have a sequel, and that Italian driver Fabio Barone, along with his team, will participate in 2016 in Sibiu Rally Challenge with two Ferrari collection cars. It is a success based on the exceptional collaboration between the National Tourism Promotion Office of Romania in Italy, Passione Rossa Club and the rally organizers. Through this event, Romania becomes an important destination on the map of events like this one”, he said Ioana Podosu, head of the National Tourism Promotion Office of Romania in Rome.

For two days the competitors will discover a spectacular and challenging route in the competition which now pinpoints Sibiu on the map of the most important international events dedicated to race cars and historical vehicles which wrote motorsport history.

Sibiu Rally Challenge will start on Thursday, August 18th, at 19:00, with a practice session and the ceremonial start in the city center. Friday, August 19th, will start at 10:30 with the official presentation of the crews, after which the start will be given at 12:30 in the Grand Square of Sibiu. Saturday, August 20th, the start is scheduled for 08:00 and the ceremony will take place at 21:00, also in the Grand Square.

Entries are open for Sibiu Rally Challenge 2016

  • The route has approximately 430 km and highlights the most beautiful areas in Sibiu
  • Sibiu Rally Challenge is the first Romanian event dedicated to historic vehicles included in the international FIVA calendar
  • Entries are open until August 18th.

Starting June 2nd the entries are open for Sibiu Rally Challenge, an event dedicated to historical vehicles scheduled for 18th to 20th of August. The competition from Sibiu is the first of its kind in Romania included into the international calendar of the International Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA).

With the opening of entries for Sibiu Rally Challenge, the competition route dedicated to historic vehicles was completed. Thus, a 430 km route will take the competitors through the most beautiful places in Sibiu County, with Biertan, Paltinis, Poiana Sibiului and, of course, the famous Transfăgărăşan as the main attractions.

For two days the competitors will discover a spectacular and challenging route, as part of the competition which now pins Sibiu on the map of the most important international events dedicated to historical cars and race cars which made history in motorsport. “To discover the most beautiful places in Sibiu driving a vintage car is fabulous. Sibiu Rally Challenge perfectly represents the spirit, traditions and values of our county and I am sure we will achieve our goal, that of further promoting Sibiu on an international level.” said Sorin Itu, organiser of the event.

The standard participation fee for Sibiu Rally Challenge is 65 euros, but the organizer also offers special packages with accommodation and all amenities included, including renting a competition car. „Sibiu Rally Challenge is not only an event dedicated to vintage cars owners. It is an event for all those who want to discover a sensational city by driving a legendary car, and it was important to offer enthusiasts the opportunity to rent here a car that can compete in this competition.” continued Sorin Itu.

Contestants can register to one of the two distinct classes, Classic Regularity and Sport Regularity, and the vehicles are divided into categories B, C, D, E, F, G and H, based on the year in which the car was manufactured, between 1905 and 1986. As well as in other major international competitions, there will be a Young Timer category for cars produced after 1987.

„The Sibiu event is the fourth stage of the Regularity Rally Championship for Historic Vehicles of Retromobil Club Romania. Given that it has a high coefficient that can decisively influence rankings, we expect a lot of participants from both categories. Just yesterday, Greek pilots Petros Vassilopoulos and Nikos Koliopoulos, who won last week’s Acropolis Historic Rally, both in general and in their categories, confirmed their participation. Therefore the local pilots will have an international challenge which will raise the event’s stakes.” said George Ladopoulos, chairman  of the Sport Committee of Retromobil Club Romania.

Sibiu Rally Challenge will start on Thursday, August 18th at 19:00 with a practice session and the ceremonial start in the city center. Friday, August 19th will start at 10:30 with the official presentation of the crews, just before the start is given at 12:30 in the Grand Square of Sibiu. Saturday, August 20th, the start is scheduled for 08:00 and the prize giving ceremony will take place at 21:00, also in the Grand Square.

The documents are available here.

Sibiu Rally Challenge will take place during August 18th-20th 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, with the help of the Sibiu County Council and supported by Orange Romania.