CIR JUNIOR A FULL 2019
ACI 🇮🇹-BACKED MATTIA VITA 🇮🇹 BEGINS CIR JUNIOR 🌍 TITLE BID IN SANREMO 🇮🇹
ACI-backed Mattia Vita begins CIR Junior title bid in Sanremo
Mattia Vita will kick off his challenge for the 2019 Campionato Italiano Rally Junior title on Rallye Sanremo today, driving a brand new ACI Team Italia-backed Ford Fiesta R2T for the first time.
This year, all drivers in the CIR Junior series are equipped with spec packages; the same M-Sport built 2019 Fiesta R2T fitted with Pirelli rubber, giving aspiring young talents like Mattia a level playing field to show what they can do.
Along with new co-driver Massimiliano Bosi, Mattia will begin his first rally with Italian rally federation backing this afternoon, when Rally Sanremo kicks off with the Porto Sole street stage at 3pm. There’s nine more stages to go across both Friday and Saturday, culminating in the longest stage of the rally, Testico – Colle D’Oggia. With 34.45 kilometres of flat-out action to finish the rally, it gives Mattia the perfect opportunity to prepare for stages on the World Rally Championship.
The Junior WRC uses the same Fiesta R2T as CIR Junior. Given the sometimes gruelling nature of the world championship’s longer stages, classic events like Rallye Sanremo provide Mattia the perfect opportunity to hone his skills further. There will also be a rare opportunity for Mattia to experience night stages, with two of Rallye Sanremo’s tests taking place after midnight in the mountains which overlook the port town of Sanremo.
But this isn’t just about accruing miles for Mattia. This year’s CIR Junior champion will win entry to the 2020 Junior WRC championship, the same series which acted as a stepping stone for multiple World Rally Champions Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier.
Though the car may be new to him, Mattia has taken part in Rallye Sanremo twice before. His experience in the FIA European Rally Championship Under 27 category last year, in which he finished fourth in the championship, also stands him in good stead going into this weekend.
You can watch Mattia in action on Rallye Sanremo with ACI Sport’s live stream of Porto Sole at 3pm CEST today, either on the ACI Sport Website or on the Campionato Italiano Rally Facebook page.
MATTIA’S 2019 PROGRAMME 🇮🇹 🌍
12-14 April Rallye Sanremo CIR 🇮🇹
4-5 May Rally Adriatico CIR 🇮🇹
13-16 June Rally d’Italia Sardegna WRC 🌍
19-21 July Rally di Roma Capitale ERC 🌍
30-31 August Rally del Friuli Venezia Giulia CIR 🇮🇹
3-6 October Wales Rally GB WRC 🌍
24-27 October RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España WRC 🌍
23-24 November Tuscan Rewind CIR 🇮🇹
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SAN REMO, April 12, 2019