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One hundred and four crews at the start, forty TopDrivers and as many Drivers A, with the 26th edition of the Città della Pace Cup the Italian Autonomous Regularity Championship has started.

 

All the best Italian regulars did not want to miss in Riva del Garda, the renovated venue of the first test valid for CIREAS 2019.

An absolute championship that after passing on the eve, the examination of the members confirmed on the field the goodness of the choices made by the federation.

Angelo Accardo paired with Filippo Becchina, on Lancia Beta Montecarlo of 1978, have in fact obtained a clear victory that in addition to confirming the great value of the Driver Trapanese has neutralized, already at the first race, all the doubts of the few detractors of the new regulations.

Who until yesterday preached that the coefficients were a boon for the crews at the start with pre-war cars soon had to change his mind, put to rest test after trial by Accardo and a Crugnola (Fulvia 1971) who despite his admission after a subdued race, he finished fourth overall.

In second place Bellini - Tiberti on Fiat 508 C Franciacorta Motori preceding Scapolo-Scapolo on a sister car.

In terms of Italian titles in the Bellini category, Scapolo and Belometti occupy the top three positions in the RC2 standings.

After race 1 Passanante on Fiat 1100 103 has already won valuable points for the Italian Championship RC3, ahead of Bertoli and Luciano Lui.

In RC4 only Cusumano among the "centododist" has managed to resist the excessive power of Lancia climbing on the third step of the category, with Angelo Accardo and Roberto Crugnola collecting valuable points in the championship.

Luca Patron on Renault 5 Alpine dominates in RC5. In second place Loris Lumignon that precedes Claudio Lastri on Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

The cup of the ladies starts from where it ended in 2018 with Bignetti - Ciatti and their Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider that excel among the female crews.

Franciacorta Motori controls the stables classification, in second place the Classic Team is placed. The Scuderia Nettuno rises on the lowest step of the podium.

Also with regard to post-race management, the regulatory changes introduced in 2019 seem to have achieved excellent results.

With the novelty of the time-tested office check for pilots who have a priority, the charts on show were already skimmed by possible smudging.

This is why, the numerous applied averages can appear to be a problem only if analyzed by those who are in bad faith or do not know the new regulation. At the end of the race, compared to what happened in the past the requests for verification times have practically disappeared.

So a positive balance for a season that promises to be fought.

 

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