FONTE: UFFICIO STAMPA TOUR DE CORSE HISTORIQUE, CHRIS RODRIGO – Dates: Monday 7 October to Saturday 12 October 2019.
On the agenda of this 19th Tour de Corse Historique :
Monday October, 7th : administrative and technical check up, shakedown in Porto-Vecchio
Tuesday 8th : administrative and technical check up, starting ceremony – 1st stage Porto-Vecchio / Porto-Vecchio –
Wednesday 9th : Porto-Vecchio / Saint-Florent – 2nd stage
Thursday 10th : Saint-Florent / Calvi – 3rd stage
Friday 11th : Calvi / Ajaccio – 4th stage
Saturday 12th : Ajaccio / Porto-Vecchio – 5th stage – Arrival and podium
Tale of a legendary race.
The event offers motorsport fans the opportunity to experience a unique voyage back in time.
All the ingredients are there! The route pays homage to the itineraries from the heyday of the Tour de Corse. The atmosphere under the tents in the assistance zones is unique. Open to all, they are where participants and spectators can come together to share their passion.
The cars, veritable rolling legends for some, emotional memories for others, are all part of the sport’s history. The entry, amateurs and professionals, all mixed in together, with the surprise often coming from the least expected quarter.
A true rally, a challenge for both man and machine, just crossing the finishing line is an achievement, while the win is proof of undeniable talent. Between 2016 and 2018 Romain Dumas, Erik Comas, Vic Elford, Gérard Larousse, Jean-Claude Andruet and Didier Auriol have all made the trip to enjoy an exceptional week on the Island of Beauty.
Modified each year, even the most loyal participants can’t claim to know all the route’s roads. All however know one thing; it will be an unforgettable week.
The Tour de Corse Historique, 19th edition.
Corsica buzzes… the image might seem a strange one, but it becomes obvious the moment you step foot on the island. Its inhabitants are passionate, especially where rally is concerned, with the roads they use daily being so suited to sport. The Tour de Corse Historique is the embodiment of this passion. By bringing together great names and the greatest cars in the history of the sport, the event unites all generations of the island’s population. And each year more and more of them line the sides of the roads and gather in the stage towns.
If you had to choose a stage not to miss, ‘all’ would be the only answer. From the Golfe du Porto-Vecchio to the big sandy beaches, the rally heads north, direction Saint Florent. The region of Patrimonio, the heart of the island’s wine-growing area, dominated by its citadel, is famous for its produce. From there the route descends towards the Balagne region, to the unique ‘Notre Dame de la Serra’ special, with its 43 kilometres running between sea and the land. And finally, the forest of Ospedale, overlooking Porto-Vecchio, for another breath-taking descent towards the final finish line.
850km (528mi) to travel.
500km (310mi) of connection roads.
330 km (217mi) of special stages.
1921 : 1st Grand Prix Automobile de Corse
1956 : 1st Tour de Corse
1973 : The Tour de Corse becomes a World Rally Championship race
2001 : 1st Tour de Corse Historique
Practical information :
Cars can be shipped from the continent in partnership with the carrier Corsica Ferries. Host city for the start and arrival of the race, Porto-Vechio benefits from an easy air and road access from the following airports :
Figari (20km – 25min away)
Ajaccio (126km – 2h42 away)
Bastia (147km – 2h50 away)
KICK COM – Chris Rodrigo