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The RX Italia 2019 had it all

November 15, 2019

High tension, night races, surprising winners, new locations and a cancelled event - the Italian Rallycross Championships (IRX) 2019 had all, exited fans of motorsports could dream of. At the beginning of November, the champions and most of those who had started in the finals crossed the finish line.

Galli won the championship title (image: Stefano Godio)

What a season for Italian motorsport! Italy is worth a trip, especially for the rallycross championships. During an exciting night shift in the fourth round for example, the drivers fought a battle after sunset. Hot wheels in the rain were also part of the show, looking at the fifth round, where man and material fought against the conditions of the track. But finally the weather won – the final and semifinal had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions.

An alert, nimble Gigi Galli fought his way through, offering his fans a huge show in the final of the Maggiora Offroad Arena. There was also a surprising change made here, as the complete race was moved from Cervesina to the new location. This was no problem for Galli. Nearly unrivalled he took the championship title of the Supercars and also drove a lap record time of 42"330. Franco Mollo and Nicola Agrelli made it to the places two and three.

The Super 1600 class developed into a family duel when Marco and Matteo Valazza fought a wild race for victory. Finally the experienced Marco gained his second championship title after 2017. The third place went to the Austrian Lukas Dirnberger. 

The spectators of the Supertouring cars got a shocking moment when Dutchman Jo Van de Ven made a spectacular rollover after contact with Alberto Palestrini. Nevertheless he won the Italian title in the class STC 2000. The class STC +2000 was won by Karl Schadenhofer.

It was an exciting season in all classes (image: Dorion Photography)

Image: Stefano Godio