Porec and Istria will host 44. Croatia rally next week. It’s the oldest Croatian motorsport Event, which is lately reffered as one of possible destinations of World Rally Championship in near future. It has reflected the number of crews that have announced they will come to Croatia, so the Entry list has 15 R5 cars, known as WRC2 class. A total of 71 competitors from 12 countries will come and 32 will chase European Rally Trophy points.
„I think the competition will be tough. Last years winner, Majercak of Slovakia will come, a talented Hungarian Hadik, also Croatian stars Prodan and Sebalj, as well as probable Croatian Champion for 2017 Krisztian Hideg“ said Clerk of the Course Goran Vujisic.
Itinerary consists of 10 special stages. A total lenght of the rally is 435 km, out of which 155 will be special stages. Start and finish will be held in the centre of City of Porec, at a parking lot in Partizanska street. Special stages will be driven on Friday, 29. September and Saturday, 30. September.
“Same as the last year ceremonial start will be held on Thursday night in Porec, but we have moved from the central square to the parking lot, at the service park, so it will be closer for the crews. The important thing is the shakedown on Friday noon, on the site of first two super special stages, where the spectators will be able to see 15 R5 cars in action in three loops, which brings us to the total of 90 passages of R5 cars in just one day, which ih unseen in Croatia” added Vujisic.