The Germans Michael and Matthias Stuck, with the Porsche 911 SC Safari in Martini Racing colors, dominates in 3rd Tuscan Rewind, the event for historic cars on gravel, "world" roads around Montalcino in Siena, organized by Motorproject, in collaboration with REW Event and Montalcino Motorsport. Alessandro Taddei (Peugeot 206 WRC Grifone) dominates without worries among Expired Homologation cars, preceding three, splendid Lancia Delta Integrale with "Pucci" Grossi, Gabriele Noberasco and Marcello Miotto.
Montalcino (Si). The German crew consisting of Michael Stock and his son Matthias, on board the perfect and beautiful Porsche 911 SC Safari "dressed" Martini Racing has dominated, winning all the special stages of the two legs of the rally, 3rd Tuscan Rewind, the rally for historic cars designed on the beautiful paths of Siena surroundings, in the area of "Brunello" wine within Montalcino, San Giovanni d'Asso and Torrenieri. The German duo, with the father to drive and son to the book of notes, immediately took the lead, gradually increasing their advantage over their pursuers. Behind the winners - one of the many foreign crews at the start - since from start, was installed on the evergreen Bruno Bentivogli, flanked by Francesco Cozzula, visually impaired with a strong passion for rallies, with the Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6. But, in leg two, they has been slowed by problems with the brakes. This has enabled Enrico Guggiari, with Oberti at the notes (Ford Escort Mk2 RS), to recover and overcome the gap in the final.
More detached, in fourth place, Roberto Bussotti, with Paolo Vallini at the side, accused some problems with carburetors of his Opel Ascona 2.0 Sr. Even more unfortunate Riccardo Mariotti, with Renzo Mannini, authors of a very good performance, at the first experience on gravel, with the precious Fiat 131 Abarth "colored" Alitalia, before feeding the trouble to acknowledge a delay did irreparable.
The winners Michael and Matthias Stock, in addition to great wines Castello Banfi as a prize, won a weekend stay in the beautiful Castello Banfi Il Borgo.
Another prestigious award is the stay of a week in Antigua, Resort 4 stars, went to the crew Taddei-Marchiori, who won the largest number of special stages, regardless of category.
In Rally Expired Homologations cars, which have also had access to WRC cars until 2001, too obvious dominance of Alessandro Taddei, with Mauro Marchiori, winner of all stages with the Peugeot 206 WRC from Grifone team. Taddei, already highlighted in the Ronde on gravel roads, had no difficulty in regulating competitors, "armed" of even beautiful, but less powerful and technologically updated, Lancia Delta HF Integrale. In particular, a trio of high-level pilots was highlighted, with the order, the Italian champion of rally on gravel "Pucci" Grossi, starring alongside Alex Pavesi, author of times on stages of absolute importance, followed by Gabriele Noberasco, with Massimiliano Cerrai at the notes, making show as usual with a Delta "dressed"Repsol ex-Sainz, and Marcello Miotto, flanked by Alessandro Verna, absolute quarters with a beautiful colored Delta Martini Racing. Retired with gearbox problems "Peter" Zanchi, driving a Delta Hf ex-Auriol, as he fought for the podium, while in the very first stage had already left the company the Uruguayan Gustavo Trelles, with Jorge Del Buono, for a fire, promptly extinguished by the Marshalls present on Timing Control, on their Toyota Celica St 205 decorated Checkstar Magneti Marelli.
Special prizes, coming from "Casato Prime Donne", the first Italian winery with all female staff, were presented by Donatella Cinelli Colombini to Chantal Galli and Emanuela Folci, Bmw 318 Is on board, the first classificated all-female crew to finish the rally.
Contours of the race was worth the Autorally, Hard and Soft version - the latter on a shortened track - non-competitive parade, in which the crews, without the hassles of rank, gave the bottom to the repertoire of show for the only purpose make a show with cars from the glorious past and sporty charm still intact.
Driving a pace car Alessandro Nannini, the Formula One champion with a strog passion in rally, has given valuable assistance to the Organization, also finding a way to have fun a lot.
Satisfaction after the race for Vito Piarulli, Motorproject staff, in collaboration with REW Event and Montalcino Motorsport. Appreciation also from high level partners of Tuscan Rewind, including newcomers Magneti Marelli and Castello Romitorio, went to join the other, prestigious supporters like Castello Banfi, Caparzo, Mastrojanni, Tenimenti Ricci and Nannini.
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A LOT OF DELTA TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF THE QUEEN OF THE RALLY
It was like the history of the glorious Lancia Delta, with many models, both rally and road, many of which were presented in Montalcino, in the evening of Friday, June 8, the eve of Tuscan Rewind, presented by the same crews. The Delta Rally Legend, so it was called the event, has seen among its rarest and most representative models two Delta version Tout Terrain, paraded by Fedolfi father and son. In particular they were deployed a Delta TTB3 with gasoline engine, and a TTB5 evolution, with Diesel engine, also drove by Miki Biasion at Italian Baja a few years ago.
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