The 1st Rally Internazionale Storico Costa Smeralda, historical reconstruction of the Rally Costa Smeralda, is a motorsport event open to drivers and cars that made the history of rally, with the objective of re-enlivening the emotions of the period when they were racing and exciting fans all over the world.
The rally is based in Costa Smeralda, with headquarters located in Porto Cervo – one of the most charming spots of the island, and in Gallura, it will go through some absolutely stunning landscapes. The Rally Costa Smeralda Storico aims to recall, 40 years after its first edition, one of the most glamourous motorsport events of the 70s and 80s.
This is a real rally and the victory will go to the crew getting through it in the smallest amount of time.
The same race format that was so successful back then will be followed; the headquarters and the itinerary are the same, as the organizers: ACI Sassari and Consorzio Costa Smeralda. Timing will also be the same, and the rally will take place in the second half of April, at the start of the touristic season.
The Rally Costa Smeralda has been one of the reference races on the international rallying scene.
The event has been strongly desired by Prince Karim Aga Khan and by former ACI Sassari’s President Marchese Don Franco di Suni, as promotional event to showcase Costa Smeralda. Charm, beauty, class, mundanity and glamour were all part of the mix – organizers, drivers, fans and sponsors acknowledged the importance and value of the rally back then.
The first edition took place in April 1978 and this year its 40th anniversary will be celebrated. The legend of Rally was born here and champions of the likes of Verini, Toivonen, Kankkunen, Cerrato and Biasion have left their mark here, some of them afterwards became Rally World Champions. Several of these champions will be present in the 2018 edition of the rally, to bring back such a noble race to the old splendor!
The celebrity of Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda and Sardinia do not need introductions. We are in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and spring time highlights the beauty of the colors maybe even more than summer.
The Rally Internazionale Storico Costa Smeralda has been devised to be attractive not only due to its motorsport , technical and sporting content, but also due to its amazing location and its charm.
The two rally days will be coupled to a week full of sport and events: this is the 1st Rally Internazionale Storico Costa Smeralda.