10.01.2021 – Reverting the circuit to make a new and technical layout at the Ice Arena of Livigno produced a different story in Round 2 of The Ice Challenge – Italian Ice 2021 Championship organized by BMG Motor Events. This round has been again very exciting and spectacular and completed an unforgettable weekend.
The second race of the year has been won by Corrado Pinzano in the Skoda Fabia R5 (New Driver’s Team). The Italian driver was at the debut in the Italian ice series in Livigno but he managed to secure this prestigious result in the second race after the eighth place claimed on Saturday. “I am extremely happy – he commented – managing to keep more experienced people behind is a huge satisfaction as I have always been competing on the tarmac before. I had a lot of fun”. Pinzano won Class 3.
The podium was completed by Andrea Bormolini, Skoda Fabia R5 (B.B. Racing), who tried to repeat the victory scored on Saturday, but found strong rivals on his way on a circuit that appeared more twisty and technical and, for some aspects, more rally-like. Behind Bormolini, who won Class 6, Alberto Battistolli (Skoda Fabia R5/Scuderia Palladio) was again on the podium at the end of a very positive weekend.
The kart-cross race has been very spectacular and Christian Tiramani claimed a deserved win on Planet Kart Cross K3 run by Griusurallysport A.S.D. He has been very fast and effective from qualifying to the closing race, despite not being 100% happy with his Semog Bravo Sport (Griusrallysport A.S.D.). He was second and led a great Andrea Crugnola, who secured a good podium in this series powered by motor-bike engine units (he also competed on Planet Kart Cross K3).
Among the side-by-side buggy racers, the superstar of the weekend Craig Breen repeated the victory scored in the first race. He reached Livigno to have some fun ahead of the start to the WRC campaign with Hyundai Motorsport. Thanks to the collaboration with OMP, the organizers awarded him also a special prize. The podium was identical to that of round 1 as Riccardo Gonella was second and Claudio Esposto third.
Legend Cars produced a great spectacle and got on track for two heats. In the menu of the race were spins, overtaking and power slides and the victory eventually went to Simone Borghi, who led Michele Mottura and Alan Simoni (Scuderia AB Motor S). The sixteen years old rookie on the funny hot rod Rita Sammartino received a special prize: the bag offered by Bell Helmets. Jean Claude Vallino (Opel Astra/Meteco Corse) put in a great debut on the ice and also received the same prize after being the protagonist of the Rally Italia Talent.
OMP and Bell Helmets rewarded with some additional special prizes the four girls that contested the series: Roberta Gamper, Tamara Molinaro, Gabriella Pedroni and Rachele Somaschini.
The Italian Ice Championship will get back on track on Sunday, January 24th, in Pragelato.