Sardinia Deus Swank Rally 2019
May 18 - May 21€ 800,00
The myth of the eighties and the motorcycles that made history returns. The first “African” rally held outside the continent for cars and motorbikes.
After the 1984 Dakar rally, Renato Zocchi and his brother Guido created and developed this race until it became the official qualifying test for vehicles entering the World rally Raid Championships, such as the Paris Dakar. In 1987 there were over 1,000 attendees at the rally, including car and motorcycle participants, assistants and enthusiasts.
After 35 years “The Myth” is re-proposed by Deus ex machina and Adventure Riding – a company created by Renato Zocchi himself, his brother and a group of enthusiatic friends – with the Swank rally formula: off-road routes with special tests of self-timed skill and regularity, the Gentleman’s rally formula that in two years has seen 9 national and international stages and hundreds of enthusiastic participants.
Checks, departure and a first special test will take place in the temple of speed: the Autodromo di Monza, during the event «The Reunion», over 13,000 motorcyclists will attend the early stages of the rally.
JUST FEW RULES
There are two options of participation: a NON COMPETITIVE one, “the Swank Experience”, open to all types of off-road bikes and a COMPETITIVE one, “the Swank Rally”, divided into categories: R1, “enduro bikes and historic rallie bikes” registered before 31/12/1999, and “modern” – R2 : open to all maxi enduro, scrambler, and enduro specialist bikes registered after 31/12/1999.
For the “Swank Experience” category two things are required: an “AICS Motociclismo Allenamento, or equivaent membership – training licence and a medical licence. Every rider can choose navigation via GP or roadbook. For the ”swank Rally” Category an “AICS Motociclismo Competition”, or equivaent membership – competition licence -is required along with a medical licence for agonistic activity. Here the riders can navigate only via roadbook. In both cases vehicles documents must be legal and carrying passengers is not allowed.
The stages will be divided into transfers and special tests (for Swank Rally only), with time trials for lap time as well as between points, always self-timed by the rider. There will be assistance from a support truck, a baggage transport service, agreements with selected accommodation facilities, and the inevitable Deus spirit.
The rankings will be based on the times taken by the riders. The first three overall positions will be calculated and adjusted for the year of registration of the bike. There will be a special prize in the “historical” category for those who have better interpreted the theme with motorcycles and clothing in the spirit of the legendary rally in its golden years.
THE ORGANIZATION, A GUARANTEE
In collaboration with Deus, the Rally Sardinia’s original team of the eighties is lead by Renato Zocchi, a famous pilot of the years 70/80: Italian Motocross Champion, 3° in the World Championship, winner of the Rally of the Pharaohs, 2° at the Baja 1000 and star of the Paris Dakar, in 1984 he invented with his brother Guido the Rally Sardinia and then organizes the Tour of Italy Automotive and many other international and successful events.
THE REUNION – MONZA , 18th MAY 2019
The Start: like in every proper rally the start is very important and during this phase “the show” is wonderful for the public.
The ”Swank Rally Sardinia” will start from THE REUNION, at the Autodromo di Monza, where the number of participants increases every year (till 13.000).
The park is closed for the checks, the stage used for the start and the presentation of the pilots, a special formula “SWANK”, a new edition of the Swank rally of Monza 2017, a big success! For info click here Deus Ex Machina Italia