The Santa Domenica Rally Show, which will be held in Sveta Nedjelja this weekend, will host 109 crews from 10 countries, the organizers have announced. It is a timed rally competition, but also includes additional points for the most attractive driving and jumping skills. The rally includes four sections, totaling 29.28 kilometers, reports Lokalni.hr on November 23, 2018.
The shakedown will be held on Saturday at 2 pm at the Orešje Lake, while the ceremonial start will begin at 6.30 pm on Ante Starčević Square in Sveta Nedjelja. The stages will begin on Sunday near Samobor.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee Daniel Vojvodić said the rally would feature top drivers and teams but notes that other drivers who have signed up in time and performed the necessary qualifying tasks were also welcome.
This year, the rally will feature top cars worth more than 200,000 euro each, and many smaller cars as well, including an old Trabant. All the cars put together are worth more than ten million euro. In addition to top rally drivers, the event will include many drivers who usually do not participate in this kind of competitions.
The organizers say that the Santa Domenica Rally Show is the largest and most visited rally show event in this part of Europe. There are more and more spectators every year, and this year more than 10,000 people from ten countries are expected to attend the rally.
Sveta Nedjelja Mayor Dario Zurovec said he is extremely proud that the event is taking place in his town. “The Rally Show has not just fulfilled our expectations but exceeded them. This is one of the strongest sports competitions in this region, especially in the rally world, and they will always have the full support of the town authorities,” he said.
“For most of us, the rally is the toughest, most demanding, most complex but also the most dangerous car driving event. Therefore, the safety of all participants is a top priority for us,” said the Rally Show director Daut Damarija. He added that the event concept is similar to last year’s, with some minor changes – this year there will be a circular segment and a more attractive site for landings.
The Sveta Nedjelja Tourist Board said that the Rally Show is the most visited event in Sveta Nedjelja, with all accommodation capacities in the town full for the event weekend.
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Translated from Lokalni.hr.