In the month of October, 17 years, San Marino becomes the cradle of an international event is very important for the world of the rally, combining the greatest legends of the past with the champions of today. Also this year, thanks to Eberhard & Co, Partner and Official Time Keeper of RallyLegend, we have been able to fully live the passion of these days and see the action riders of the calibre of Thierry Neuville and Ken Block, in addition to relive and celebrate the successes with Miki Biasion and his Delta Integrale 16V.
About 170 Cars and 80,000 spectators, a record attendance, which will see the opening of the event with the start of the real competition Friday night, and arrive Sunday in the early afternoon, after a journey of over 220 km inside the Republic of San Marino and with the Village RallyLegend to make the hub between the various paths chosen for the individual tests, all of which are reachable by anyone to assist to the steps of the cars. Tests that fall into four macro-categories, namely “Myth” (cars) from 1987 to 1999), where he competed and won the same Block with Alex Gelsomino on vitamin Escort Cosworth, “Historic” (car from 1960 to 1986), trionfata by the team Calzolari – Ercolani on the 911 SC ’78, “WRC” (1999 to present) gained from Neuville – Gilsoul on the Hyundai I20 WRC, and, finally, “Heritage”, consecrated by Giacomelli – Orian on a Fiat 131 Abarth ’77.
In the outline of the evidence it is possible to meet their idols, and we have had the enormous pleasure and privilege to do so with Miki Biasion, two times world champion of rally and Brand Ambassador for Eberhard & Co., that made us sweat pure emotion with a tour on board of the Lancia 037, between spectacular jumps and stunts in a vacuum. The champion has celebrated 40 years of career and 30 years on from the second world title, in the company of Tiziano Siviero, the historic navigation, among other things, competing with the opel Kadett GTE in the ’79 that marked the beginning of his legend.
The excitement of attending a special test, follow the helicopter, to walk among the people looking at the cars that have inspired their passion in the past years and to see so much cohesion is exciting, and represents a valid, very valid, argument to not miss the appointment next year, and to breathe an air of a time past where the emotion was pure, mechanical and manual.
To conclude, the Maison Eberhard & Co., has crowned the first crew ever with chronographs of the collection Champion V and has honored with a special award for Ken Block.