A legitimate satisfaction for the organizers of the Croatia Rally who have a total of 59 entries in the event, an uncommon figure for the country, about half of which are foreign crews. There are 16 crews registered for the FIA European Rally Championship, including all the main candidates for the 2011 title, starting with the reigning European champion and current leader of the series, Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi on the Grande Punto Abarth, the 2006, 2009 and 2010 European Champion car.
In the race there will be all the main models of Super 2000 cars: Abarth Grande Punto, Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 207, Skoda Fabia. Among the favourites for the overall victory are also the two-time European champion Renato Travaglia, former Italian national champions Piero Longhi and Andrea Dallavilla, former European 2WD champion, Czech Anton Tlustak, former Bulgarian champion Dimitar Iliev and outstanding drivers such as Polish Maciej Oleksowicz, Italian Luca Betti, Polish Szymon Ruta, Frenchman Cyril Vosalho, Croats Niko Pulic and Juraj ebalj, Slovenian Rok Turk, Hungarian Janos Szylagyi.
It is worth noting that thanks to the organizers‘ decision to offer a free entry to female crews, there will be two such teams at the start, one from Bulgaria, Ekaterina Sratieva and Blagovesta Milanova and one from Croatia, Lana Sutlović and Anamarija Pozojević.
The Croatia Rally is valid for the FIA European Rally Championship, the FIA Central European Trophy, for the Croatian Regional Rally Championship and for the Croatian Rally Championship.
The competition, based in Rijeka, will be held from Thursday to Sunday this week.
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