21.12.2021 – Following the confirmation as part of the FIA European Rally Championship 2022 calendar after the switch from Eurosport to WRC Promoter, Max Rendina and Motorsport Italia unveiled the dates of the Rally di Roma Capitale 2022. In agreement with ACI Sport and the rally organizers, the event will keep its traditional date and will take place from July 22nd to 24th.
This is going to be an important edition as it will mark the first decade of the rally that started back in 2012. In ten years this event has become one of the most appreciated rallies in Europe due to the unquestionable and unparalleled setting offered by the City of Rome, but also to the features of the itinerary that is technical, tough and difficult and that has often been crucial in the results of the Italian Rally Championship and FIA European Rally Championship.
Edition 2022 will mark the 10th year anniversary, which happens to be a crucial moment in the history of the event for a lot of reasons. As said, after five editions (2017-2021) managed by Eurosport and valid for the European Championship, the series will be managed by WRC Promoter, the same group that manages the World Rally Championship, from next season. This change will certainly introduce several innovations as the already announced live streaming that will grant the All Live coverage, named ERC+, to all the events of the European Championship.
The validity for the Italian Rally Championship also features some novelties as the CIR will become CIAR (Absolute Italian Rally Championship) and will take place only on the tarmac. The Rally di Roma Capitale will be the fifth round of the CIAR.
“We decided to keep our usual summer dates and validity for the FIA ERC and Sparco CIAR - Max Rendina commented – in an edition that is full of novelties. It seems like yesterday when this exciting sporting adventure began, but 10 years full of satisfaction, commitment and success have already passed. We are working to extend this important positive trend and to grant the 10th Rally di Roma Capitale the visibility it needs”.