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.