The sports season of the Swiss Team Race Art Technology / ŠKODA Swiss Motorsport continues with the "35th Rally della Valdinievole", scheduled on 18-19 May in the Pistoia area, with its epicenter in the municipalities of Larciano and Lamporecchio, a national race with a path that goes to brush up on historical sections of special stages appreciated by the drivers and enthusiasts.

With the Swiss Team, for the sixth consecutive edition of "his" home race, Luca Artino is still on the ŠKODA Fabia R5, in the official ŠKODA Swiss Motorsport colors, searching with determination and motivation ready for redemption after the victories of 2015 and 2016 and second place overall in 2018. Alongside the bearer of the Art Motorsport 2.0, on the Michelin wheeled car, the co-driver and friend Andrea Gabelloni.

The event will start on Saturday morning with the technical scruteneering and then move to the shakedown on a section of the SS1 where to finalize the setup of the car. Effective start of the challenge which foresees a total of 82,540 timed kilometers divided into nine special stages at 16.00 from the Larciano service park and then immediately face the first SS “Larciano” (km 12.240). After the night regrouping, we start again on Sunday with the specials of "Lamporecchio" (km 11.950) and a shorter version of the "Larciano" (km 5.700) followed by the regrouping in the center of Lamporecchio and by assistance. Then three consecutive SS, the repetition of the "Lamporecchio", "Buggiano" (km 8.950) and "Vellano" (km 8.100), the regrouping in Piazza Giusti in Monsummano Terme, the last assistance and the final assault with the "Larciano "(6,600 km) and again the tests of" Buggiano "and" Vellano ". Arrival and awarding of the winners of this 35th edition of the Rally della Valdinievole in the center of Larciano from 5.22 pm.

These the words of Luca Artino on the eve of the event: "And here is a new edition of Valdinievole, the race that I feel most "mine" because on the roads where I was born and raised and to which I am very fond of. It is precisely on these specials that I hope to rediscover the determination to do well and have fun in this sport that is my passion. Surely it will not be easy, the adversaries are worthy of note, all in search of success but I know I can count on a car at the top and on a team that fully supports me".

Pre-competition appointment for all Luca and Andrea fans on May 17th from 6.30 pm at the "Papeka Caffè" in Larciano!

Race Art Technology Press Office Release
In the picture the crew Artino - Gabelloni in action on ŠKODA Fabia R5 on "34th Rally della Valdinievole", 5-6 May 2018.

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