32nd Rally Lana, between history and innovation

The 32nd edition of the Rally Lana – Meme Gubernati Trophy was held on July 13-14, 2019, an event dear to the Biella area, headquarter of Max Application.

This event was born as a revival of an historic rally held since 1973 for 28 consecutive years, then interrupted due to a serious accident. The sporting event, still in the heart of the people, came back to life thanks to the foundation, last year, of the Rally LANA.ALIVE, a cultural association for the return of the race on the territory roads with modern rally cars.

The departure and arrival of this year’s car race took place in the suggestive Piazza del Battistero, the pulsating centre of the town, creating a magnificent contrast between the quiet of a historic location and the roar of fast-moving race cars.

At 9:30 pm, after an initial presentation by Corrado Pinzano, president of the Rally LANA.ALIVE, and the intervention by the mayor of the city, the car race began: a total of 223.67 km, with 7 timed special stages for 72.85 km.
The most striking remains that of the ascent to Oropa at night illuminated by the light of the headlights and the moon. The other six sections were ran on Sunday between Rosazza, Tracciolino and Netro.

The 7 specials had 3 different leaders and 4 different test winners, but Elwis Chentre and Elena Giovenale on board their Skoda Fabia R5 PA Racing won the title of absolute winners giving their best in the second triptych and taking advantage of the opponents’ mistakes, between head-tail, out exits and tire punctures. Theirs is a victory of great value that brings the inscription of their name into one of the most prestigious golden books in Italy.

The Rally Village, the Rally Lana Legend with the most extraordinary rally cars, including the sensational Hyundai i30 N TCR of the BRC Racing Team with the 2018 WTCR world champion, Gabriele Tarquini, and the Rally Party on Saturday night after the start, were the setting for the event.

In order to be able to offer this event to the Biella people and to all motor enthusiasts, the organization has worked hard and we of Max Application are proud to have made our contribution by participating as top sponsor of the event with our pharmacovigilance product SafetyDrugs.