Il Ciocchetto Rally illustrates its format for 2017
Historically held in the month of December, Il Ciocchetto Rally returns this year, too, from the 15th to the 17th. The Christmas season’s rally appointment par excellence, since last year’s edition, includes the Ciocchetto Rally Event and Master Ciocchetto, a spectacular and entertaining formula for both crews and spectators.
In the frame of Il Ciocco Estate, the “rally degli auguri” – a “holiday greetings” event – as defined by its “inventor”, the unforgotten “Icio” Perissinot, aspires to be an opportunity for racing, having fun and being together in the days that precede the end-of-year celebrations.
Two days of pure adrenalin
The Ciocchetto Rally Event will take place in two stages: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December and will see the awarding of the Maurizio Perissinot Memorial prize – to whom the event is dedicated – with a trophy that year after year goes to the first-placed navigator. The rally begins Saturday at 3 pm and arrival is expected for Sunday at 11.15 am. Twelve are the special trials scheduled. In the early afternoon of Sunday, 17 December, starting at 1.30 pm, the spectacular Master Ciocchetto takes the scene: a tight competition among the very best of Il Ciocchetto Rally, for an adrenalin-boost conclusion of the two-day rally event at Il Ciocco. Race direction secretariat as well as the press room will, as usual, be headquartered at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort&Spa.
Historical cars (unified classification) are also participating
In addition to modern vehicles, also historic cars will be allowed to participate at Il Ciocchetto Rally. The important novelty here is that a general unified classification will be made among all the crews registered and accepted. This means that Master Ciocchetto is an event that also hosts those historic vehicles that will be able to place themselves in the noble areas of the rankings, giving rise to an even more stimulating and exciting competition.
Value prizes for rentals and trainers
Among the “Christmas”-theme and extremely valued prizes of Il Ciocchetto Rally and a traditional feature of the race, the most consistent and important one is dedicated to rally trainers and renters. 5thousand euro await the person who, having presented at least three or more vehicles at the starting line, will be the top scorer in the absolute final classification, summing up the times of their best-placed cars. Confirmed, and currently being defined, are all the other fun and traditional prizes that have always been tied to Il Ciocchetto rally.