The Malegno-Ossimo-Borno will start tomorrow with the two official practice heats, starting at 9:00. The road will be closed from 7:00 without reopening between the two climbs.
Brescia, 19.07.2019 – A few more hours and then the engines will finally be the protagonists of the 49th Trofeo Vallecamonica, the hill climb organized by Automobile Club Brescia valid this year for the Trofeo Italiano Velocità Montagna Nord 2019 and the FIA Hill Climb Cup 2019.
At the end of the scrutineerings, which thrilled the public present in Borno today, 161 crews will take the start, a parterre of the highest level that will see together local drivers, italian legends and drivers entered in the FIA International Hill Climb Cup.
Ettore Bonara will not take the start with his Lola Zytek after he could not be present at the scrutineerings as well as Lorenzo Pavan (Ford Escort Cosworth). Change of class for Giovanni Ghidini, whose Renault New Clio will compete in Racing Start Plus. Also Ilario Bondioni, one of the most awaited local drivers, will compete in the GT Cup with his Lamborghini Huracan of the Elite team instead of GT3. The Alfa Romeo 155 of Carlino Orsignola has not passed the checks for technical matter.
At the paddock of Malegno is already hunting for favorites, although experts are divided into what could be a particularly uncertain challenge. Fausto Bormolini and his Formula Reynard K02 are certainly among the special observed, especially on a climb like the Malegno-Ossimo-Borno that the driver of Furore Motorsport knows very well. Attention to the Swiss Joel Vulloz (Osella FA30) who has already won here and who has not hidden his ambitions, while special attention must be paid to Renzo Napione (Formula Reynard K02/Furore Motorsport). The two Norma M20 FCs driven by Danny Zardo (Best Lap) and Sebastien Petit are certainly cars that we will see in the top areas of the standings from the very first meters of the race, not only for the technical performance of the vehicles but also and above all for the value of the drivers at the wheel.
Don’t forget the outsiders. The first question that fans ask themselves is how far will Alex Caffi get at the wheel of the Peugeot 308? But there are many drivers behind the wheel of touring cars and GTs that could close very high. The list included Ilario Bondioni, Mauro Soretti (Subaru Impreza/Leonessa Corse), Roberto Ragazzi (Ferrari 488 Challenge/Superchallenge), Enrico Zandonà (Formula 3/Funny Team). But the list is very long and only the heats will sanction the first verdicts tomorrow.
Among the historic cars only Matteo Aralla will not be at the start, with all the others 41 drivers ready to tackle the track. In this case, in addition to the hypothetical absolute classification, there will be the intense battles for the Regroups, between cars and models that have made history and that will make their engines resonate from talong the 8,800 meters of the Trofeo Vallecamonica 2019.
The weekend will finally start tomorrow, from 9:00AM with the first heat of official practice. The weather is expected to be sunny both on Saturday and Sunday, but according to tradition eye is on the sky. The road will close at 7:00AM and will not reopen between the first and second round. At the end of the first heat the drivers, from the square of Edilpartì of Borno, will return to the Paddock of Malegno just in time for some mechanical adjustment before coming back to the starting line for the second abscent.
Imposing the deployment of men and means for this 49th edition of the Trofeo Vallecamonica. In service on the track over 130 marshalls, 160 hay bales and over 300 packs of tires positioned for safety, 4 ambulances, 2 estrication teams plus a long list of staff members coordinated by Automobile Club Brescia.
Audio streaming will be available on the website www.trofeovallecamonica.it. From the official website you can also consult the live rankings, which will be updated with the race in progress, while the social pages Facebook and Twitter @trofeovallecamonica will keep you updated with images and interviews.
The Organizing Committee recommends, as always, correct behaviour and respect for safety regulations.