10. Rally Show Santa Domenica, 22. – 24. November 2019., Sveta Nedelja-Savršćak
Press release no.5
November, 25th 2019
The 10th Rally Show Santa Domenica, the largest and most visited rally show event in this part of Europe!
At the gravel pits in Savršćak near Sveta Nedjelja for a total of four speed exams, and in the competition of 91 crews, the Hungarians Peter Rank ranked best with co-driver Viktor Ban in the Skoda Fabia R5. Their spectacular run on this year’s almost dry gravel road, already in the first two speed exams, showed that they were seriously aiming for victory. Changing the tires before the third speed exam didn’t quite hit, so they lost a lot of time. But it all cleared up after the fourth speed exam, which showed who is this year ruler of the RSSD gravel. By winning the last speed exam, they won the jubilee 10th edition of the Santa Domenica Rally Show 2019.
The four-time RSSD winner Beppo Harrach and co-driver Dominik Jahn in the Ford Fiesta R5 MK II did their best to reach Peter and Victor, but failed and had to settle for second place overall. A sympathetic crew made up of father and daughter from Hungary, Sandor Olle and Rebecca Olle in the Skoda Fabia R5 won the podium with a great ride.
The 10th RSSD traditionally started on Saturday 23/11/2019. Shakedown, which took place on the part of the track where the race itself drove a day later. In the evening on Sveta Nedelja Main Square, crews with the best results in official training have chosen their starting positions for the race itself. An interesting and tactical choice of starting positions was followed by a Ceremonial Start. Each crew introduced themselves by crossing the ramp followed by the views of several thousand gathered spectators.
This year RSSD brought together crews from 7 countries. In addition to the large domestic response, most crews arrived from Italy. In addition to the crews, their accompanying teams, family members and supporters also arrived, so there was a need for extra beds in the area of Sveta Nedelja, Samobor, and Zagreb. Numerous media representatives have shown great interest in RSSD. Attractive drivers and powerful race cars, along with the gravel pad of the RSSD, are intriguing for photographers and videographers. As many as 95 from the surrounding countries and beyond have visited and recorded moments to remember this year’s RSSD.
Year after year, RSSD is seeing an increasing response from viewers. The popular Savrščak marquees hosted over 10,000 visitors who enjoyed the superb RSSD performance.
10. The Santa Domenica Rally Show has been successfully completed. The organizer of the Auto and Karting Club Sveta Nedelja set the bar high for organizers of such competitions in the region. A lot of effort will be needed to organize at this level, so preparations for RSSD 2020 begin as soon as the impressions from this year’s competition settle down.