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Mon, Dec

ECOdolomitesGT 2021: here is the podium reserved for green racing cars


The ECOdolomitesGT, an automotive sporting event reserved for cars with alternative propulsions and fuels, ended on the evening of Saturday2 7 November inPrimiero San Martino di Castrozza, in the province ofTrento.

The route, departure and arrival in the Trentino area, went as far as Ortisei touching the suggestive corners of the Dolomites in Trentino, Veneto and Alto-Adige, crossing under an autumn snowfall several passes, from Rolle to Sella,from Gardena to Campolongo up to Cereda. 4 sectors for 413 kilometers total,with a maximum of about200 kilometers between one recharge and another for electric cars. 8 special stages for a total of 157 kilometers, during which the drivers had to try their hand at maintaining the average specifications imposed by the regulations.

There are two classifications, that of the regularity and consumption e-rally reserved for electric vehicles and that of the regularity ecorally for all alternative power supplies, valid respectively for theInternational FIA E-Rally Regularity Cup 2021 and for the Italian ACI-Sport Green Challenge Cup Championship.


For the part dedicated to the FIA e-Rally first classified the French Didier Malga and Anne-Valerie Bonnelle of the French Red Cow Racing team on Kia e-Niro ID4, second classified the Bulgarian Kalin Dedikov and the Czech Petr Benes of the Czech team Phoenix Contact CR, on Hyundai Kona E, and third classified the Italian Guido Guerrini and the Polish Artur Prusak of the Italian Autotest Motorsport Team. The points awarded with the ECOdolomitesGT are valid for the International FIA E-Rally Regularity Cup 2021.

After the Trentino competition, Eneko Conde Pujana for the riders and Lorenzo Serrano Gallegos for the co-pilots (navigators),both Spanish, are confirmed at the top of the international standings.

The organization then awarded the ECOdolomitesGT – Tesla Club Italy Special Prize, theECOdolomitesGT – Ecoverso Special Prize and the ECOdolomitesGT – EVolution Team Special Prize,all awarded on specific absolute or specifically energetic performances to some crews.

The part of the event dedicated to the Italian Green Challenge Cup Championship saw 3 races played during the three days, all valid for the Italian ACI-Sport Green Challenge Cup Championship. On highest podium of Race 1 Michal Zdarsky and Jakub Nabelek on Kia E-Niro 64 kW,team Kia Czech, first classified in Race 2 Carlos Sergnese Mastelli and José Luis Rodriguez Perez on Volkswagen ID4 1st, team RPMV, win instead Race 3 Franko Spacapan and Tadej Spacapan on Hyundai Kona E, team Mhale AMD Gorica.


The winners received special trophies that the sculptor Renzo Zeni obtained from the trees felled by the Vaia storm of 2018. Aartistically carved in the same aesthetic form of the Dolomites, they represent a tribute to the places where the event takes place and a way to remember a local consequence of climate change.


The event was organized by Christof RaceBioConcept Team – BioDrive Academy with ECOmove Association, in collaboration with Christof Industries, Christof Global Impact, NSP, POP interactive, E-Station, Municipality of Primiero San Martino di Castrozza, Tourism Office of San Martino di Castrozza - Passo Rolle – Primiero -Vanoi, Christian Gobber Termoidraulica, Immobiliare Zeta in Primiero and numerous other partners, with the patronage of Green Way Primiero.

Alternative power trends

Alternative propulsion reached 10.7% of the circulating fleet, compared to 9.8% in 2019. This was highlighted by the ACI data of the "Self-portrait 2020", a statistical publication that photographs the vehicle park as of December 31, 2020.

"With ECOdolomitesGT – underlines Mario Montanucci Pignatelli, coordinator of the CHRISTOF RaceBioConcept Team & BioDrive Academy, co-organizer – we want to testify to our passion for sustainable mobility and promote the spread of alternative means, demonstrating their daily usability in the field. Even on particularly demanding routes such as mountain ones during the winter season all the cars in the race guaranteed excellent performance. Electric included, which faced gradients, travel times and charging without problems."