Alberto Salvini and Davide Tagliaferri took their Group 4 Porsche Carrera RS to victory in the XXXII Rallye Elba Storico-Trofeo Locman, run on its originally scheduled date of 17-19 September with a full entry list of over 130 cars. The second round of the Italian Championship was this year, for the first time in many years, not to count towards the FIA Historic Sporting Rally Championship, but when the FIA finally cancelled the EHSRC in August, Elba benefitted with some last minute entries from the FIA competitors.
Reigning FIA Group 4 Champions ‘Lucky’ and Fabrizia Pons fought hard, but came second
There were also categories for Sport Regularity and the Elba Graffiti regularity rally, the latter counting towards the Italian regularity championship. The event incorporated twelve A112 Abarth Trophy cars, racing amongst themselves for separate honours. Despite all the COVID madness, there were 16 nationalities represented in the entry lists.
Alberto Salvini and Davide Tagliaferri took their Group 4 Porsche Carrera RS to victory Photos Courtesy Rally Elba
After their victory in the first round of the Championship in Tuscany in July, reigning FIA Group 4 Champions ‘Lucky’ and Fabrizia Pons in their Lancia Delta Integrale were looking for another win, but although they led after the first stage of the last day, they were overhauled by Salvini three stages from the end and relegated to a Group 4 winning second place.
Lucio da Zanche won the night prologue stage, and led the next day, but dropped out with a broken gearbox
The Elba Graffiti regularity event was won by father and son team Marco and Riccardo Leva, in their Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Veloce.
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