Also this year, Rally Show Santa Domenica will welcome at least one high profile rally name. Austrian rally driver Andreas Aigner, former world champion in class PWRC, will come to this special and attractive gravel rally with his rear wheel drive BMW 650i rally car. Its V8 engine promises a great sound backstage for the whole atmosphere.
Aigner was a product of Red Bull prize giving competition that was searching for a future rally star. Even without any previous experience with rallying and car racing, he persuaded his mentors Raimund Baumschlager and Armin Schwarz to give him a big chance in international rallying career.
In year 2006, he signed with the Red Bull Škoda team managed and run by Schwarz. As a team mate of Finn Harri Rovanperä, he participated in ten WRC rallies in a Škoda Fabia WRC.
After Manfred Stohl won the FIA Cup for Drivers of Production Cars in 2000, in year 2008, driving for BRR Baumschlager Rallye & Racing team in world rally championship, Aigner became second Austrian world rally champion. He won in that time period the very competitive Production World Rally Championship classification, valid especially for group N cars.
After this sucess Aigner found it difficult to get the necessary budget for world championship. He missed some seasons, but now he is back in Austrian Rally Championship with different cars. One of them is also BMW 650i, a big car with rear wheel drive and V8 engine. He can drive it under new Austrian sport regulations.
Car provides a great spectacle and unforgettable sound. With his BMW, Aigner will come also to Rally Show Santa Domenica. It will be difficult for him to win on the gravel stages, but certainly he could be one of the most attractive and memorable drivers of this year event in Sveta Nedelja and Savrščak.