Rally Catalunya Històric
Quality details of a Premium Rally
Entry period for the 2nd Rally Catalunya Històric "Trofeu Dues Catalunyes" ends next week
The second edition of the Rally Catalunya Històric "Trofeu Dues Catalunyes" is putting the finishing touches to the event that will be held on 2 and 3 March 2018. Next Tuesday, 13 February, the entry period closes and the list of the crews that have decided to take on the challenge of this regularity rally for classic cars built before 1984, with stages on closed road, organised by RACC, will be drawn-up.
One of the benefits most valued by participants is the Premium treatment received both by drivers and co-drivers. These benefits include the chance to enjoy high-quality gastronomy that provides for a relaxing experience, since the crews will not need to worry about the food and the accommodation during the rally, as they will have high-quality and comfortable hotels and restaurants. These are the places which will be used by the 2nd Rally Catalunya Històric "Trofeu Dues Catalunyes":
Friday, 2 March
Lunch before the start of the rally at Hotel Barcelona Catedral (****), located only a few metres from the parc fermé, which will offer all participants a quick service menu, perfect to begin with. The start as such will be given at 15:00h.
Short regroup of 15' that will include an exclusive gastronomic detail offered by Nandu Jubany in his restaurant Can Jubany (* Michelin), in Calldetenes; a great opportunity to recover strength to face the night stage of the first leg.
Accommodation and dinner, at 21:30h, at Hotel Mas Solà (****), in Santa Coloma de Farners, with all the comfort offered by an establishment aimed at providing moments of relax, which is exactly what the crews will need after a hard first leg and to get ready for a new day with many kilometres to be covered. Buffet dinner with local gastronomy including some creative touches.
Saturday, 3 March
Lunch at 13:00h during the regrouping in Domaine de Falgos, in Saint Laurent de Cerdans, where the crews will enjoy a delicious menu during the second leg. The French Catalonia will welcome all attendants in a dining room with wonderful views of the resort's golf site and the Pyrenees.
Accommodation and prize-giving dinner, at 22:00h at the hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona (****), an excellent establishment with views over the sea and the rising sun. The dinner will take place in the perfect location to finish off a top class rally, offering all participants the chance to get together and talk about their experiences in this unique event.
The Official Sponsors of the 2nd Rally Catalunya Històric "Trofeu Dues Catalunyes" are the Andbank Private-Bankers Group and the Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona. The Official Collaborators are BRM Chronographes; Mestres, vins de cava; Sport; Blunik Precision Chrono; Auto Sport; the Barcelona City Council and Vallespir Retro Courses, which will join their efforts for an event that has already become the best race meeting for classic cars.
A linear event, like it used to be
The 2nd Rally Catalunya Històric "Trofeu Dues Catalunyes" will be, like its first edition, a linear regularity race for classic cars, on closed roads, average speeds of up to 55 km/h, with two average speeds to choose from and all the innovations of its first edition that set trends in strictly regularity rallies. All of this surrounded by comfort services that turn it into a truly Premium event.
The event, with a route of approx. 600 km, will be staged on two days, with start (2 March, 15.00h, Avinguda de la Catedral) and finish (3 March, 20.30h, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona) in Barcelona. The initial leg, a large part of which will be run at night, will have around 200 km. The 2nd leg, run completely in daylight, will take participants to France, with a stop for lunch, to return to Barcelona from the neighbouring country after around 400 km. It is a linear configuration recalling the rallies from many years ago, like the "Rally Dues Catalunyes", which it call to mind, an event that was held six times in the 1960s, always organised by the RACC.
The 2nd Rally Catalunya Històric "Trofeu Dues Catalunyes" will admit the participation of vehicles built between 1947 and 1984, grouped in 6 classes. Cars built in 1985 and 1986 will be able to take part as well, but will only opt for the class trophy and not the final classification. The entry fees (1,300 and 1,150 for RACC members) include Premium type features, all-included: In addition to the above-mentioned gastronomic and accommodation offer, the entry fee does also include: luggage transport during the rally, Blunik time-keeping; GPS follow-up; sending of stage-by-stage results to mobile devices; exclusive presents, metal plate of the event and "finisher" memento for both crew members.