The Alpine Legend!
After a blockbuster kick-off as participant in the 2016 edition, Patrick Zaniroli and the ZCE team decided to take the helm of the most challenging Alpine road rally to pen a fresh chapter in this epic tale! In the purest tradition of pre-war Alpine road rallies, the 2017 edition of the Alps Trophy will be a humdinger – with no respite during the 4 grueling days at the wheel and 4 particularly tricky legs for the competitors and their machines. From the Alpes Maritimes to the Hautes Alpes, winding through the Haute Provence Alpes, the Isère and the Savoie regions, we’re pulling out all the stops! Climbing up and down the slopes, through the most demanding passes, you’ll also take in the most prestigious trails including the Mont Ventoux and the Galibier.
The Zaniroli Crew takes over the Trophée des Alpes organisation
For the 2017 edition, Cavalaire-sur-Mer will be the start city!
Rendez-vous from September 10 to 14 2017
Trails zigzag in every direction, as far as the eye can see. Cliffs rise to 2,000 meters above sea level. And the connecting legs take you through the incomparable valleys. A route designed by Albert Rousset between the two world wars, the “Rallye des Alpes” paved the way for what was to become one of the most dif cult in the entire history of motor sports. Updated and improved for 2017 with all the talent and experience of the Zaniroli Classic Events, the Alps Trophy promises to be the highest point on the season’s roster! With nearly 1,600 kilometers to cover in just three legs that include ten mountain passes to cross each and every day, there will certainly be sweat and tears. A tricky, unprecedented regularity challenge that will test the skills of drivers and co-pilots alike all along this route, which will be as amazing to ponder as it will be to navigate. Another unique aspect of this Alps Trophy: unlike most regularity rallies, the timing is very closely clocked. Every stop, even during connecting legs, is penalized and the teams must also grapple with the local speed limits. As you can see, while a friendly, fun-loving ambiance is integral to all Patrick Zaniroli events, in keeping with the Dakar champion’s inherent style, the 2017 Alps Trophy will be extremely demanding, for the crews as well as their cars!
Agenda: 5 days/ 4 stages (+/- 400 km/day)
Categories: Historic car till 1993
Pricerange: between €1,900 and €2,200 depending the date of enrolment
Enrolment capacity: 120 vehicles maximum
Opening of enrolment period: 1 st September 2016
New in 2017
- New organisation by Zaniroli Classic Events
- Date change from June to September
- Made by Patrick Zaniroli and Alain Lopes
- Rank and sportive follow by Tripy GPS