Heaven Is Group B Rally Cars Shredding On Monza’s Crazy Banking
Photography by Rosario Liberti
The Monza Rally Show is everything we love about rallying, but turned up to 11 in that it’s possible to see many stars from the motoring world compete on one of the most legendary tracks in the world—in a pretty formidable configuration (for 2015, at least).
The event is a bit of an oddball: Valentino Rossi and Tony Cairoli competing against 7 time Italian Rally Champion Paolo Andreucci and WRC star Thierry Neuville? Yes, it’s possible. This sort of show is always interesting, as you can see how motorcycle guys can compete against the rally stars. It’s also a chance to watch donuts and powerslides performed on Parabolica corner by Valentino Rossi.
The celebration is for good reason, as it marks the end of the motoring season at the Autodromo, another year spent worshipping speed and burning gasoline at one of the fastest tracks ever built. Be warned: if you’re a rally purist, be warned there won’t be any special stages held on closed public roads. The machines run in the safety of a closed track and entirely on tarmac.
It’s a celebration, and definitely not a pure rally event. But as the weather turns to winter temperatures, don’t worry: you’ll be outside, freezing…and happy that you remembered to bring your whiskey flask.