The event will be staged on Wednesday 28 July in Erbezzo (VR): protagonists are the Sky Racing Team VR46 MotoGP and Moto2 riders, Marini, Bezzecchi and Vietti, flanked by Umberto Scandola, Hyundai Italia rider. The commitment of WithU in the world of two and four wheels connects the two realities
The engines are restarted: not those of the MotoGP, which will remain at rest for another ten days and then return to roar at the Red Bull Ring on the occasion of the Styrian Grand Prix, scheduled for the weekend of 8 August, but those of the cars from rally. To connect the two planets, that of the World Championship and the Rally, WithU thinks with the event “Riders meet Rally”, which in 2021 reaches its second edition. This time the MotoGP and Moto2 riders of the Sky Racing Team VR46 will be protagonists in Erbezzo, in the Verona area, the logistic heart of the partner in support not only in the field of two wheels, but also for the local hero Umberto Scandola and the Hyundai Italia team.
meeting with the public
The date to mark on the calendar is Wednesday 28 July: after the success of the first edition of “Riders meet Rally”, which took place last year on the Il Ciocco estate in Tuscany, WithU – multi-utility supplier of light, gas, internet, mobile and fixed – has decided to transfer the experience to a spectacular location such as Erbezzo, the highest town in the province of Verona with its 1,118 meters above sea level, a real pearl set within the Park Regional Nature of Lessinia. The Campo Fiera di Erbezzo will be set up as a real Village, with assistance as in rallies and many other interesting entertainment opportunities. There will also be space dedicated to the public, as a Meet & Greet with the pilots will be organized in the afternoon in which some lucky enthusiasts will be able to ask questions and take pictures with their favorites, as well as receive autographed gadgets and postcards. The event will be followed in live streaming on the Facebook page WithU Motorsport (@withumotorsport), with updates and unpublished content on the Instagram page @Withu_Motorsport including interviews and hot comments.
Speeding along the 2.5 km of road closed to traffic on board the Hyundai i20 R5 will be the young people of the Sky Racing Team VR46: Luca Marini, MotoGP rider with Ducati, Marco Bezzecchi and Celestino Vietti, the latter two bearers of the Italian team in Moto2, with the extraordinary participation of Alessio Salucci, Sporting Director of VR46 Riders Academy. Franco Morbidelli, rider of the Petronas Yamaha team, still recovering from the recent operation on the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee, will do his utmost not to miss. On the other hand, Umberto Scandola, a Hyundai Italia driver and veteran of the Rally Roma Capitale, and Alex Fiorio, a former official Lancia driver in the World Rally and today coach, will be present with the aim of supporting motorcyclists in the first confidence in the means to then gradually increase the pace throughout the day.
The day will start at 10.30, with a lunch break from 12.30 to 14.30. The show will then continue until 16.30. First the riders will board the official Hyundai Rally Team Italia i20 R5s to tackle a special stage designed around the Campo Fiera di Erbezzo, with each driver having several driving sessions available on the special. In a second moment it will be the turn of the official Hyundai Rally Team Italia driver Umberto Scandola, engaged this year in the Fia European Rally Championship and in the Italian Rally Terrain Championship, who will perform spectacular passages with some guests on board.
Values in common
“The Europe Energy Group has always been close to the values of the world of sport and the environment. – commented Matteo Ballarin, President of WithU – Speed, performance, teamwork and respect for the nature that surrounds us are part of our DNA. Strengthened by all this, and in the wake of the success of the first edition, we decided to create “Riders meet Rally” 2021, this time in the splendid setting of Erbezzo in the heart of Lessinia, near our headquarters in San Martino Buon Albergo. A young and dynamic brand like WithU needs ideas, dynamic and engaging tools and an event like this fits perfectly with our philosophy and our business approach. We like to be able to live these experiences also with our partners, with whom we face challenges together and share goals and objectives, as well as the great passion for motorsport that unites us “.
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