THE FAMOUS ALPINE LEGEND !
After a blockbuster kick-off as participant in the 2016 edition, Patrick Zaniroli and the Zaniroli Classic Events 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 Alps Trophy it's a humdinger – with no respite during the 4 grueling days at the wheel and 4 particularly tricky legs for the competitors and their machines. Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Isère 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 Galibier an the Izoard! "This rally is the opportunity to mesure your driving against the Alps! " Patrick Zaniroli
FROM SEPTEMBER 12th TO 16th 2021 : RENDEZ-VOUS IN THE HEART OF ALPS
IN THE BEAUTIFUL RESORT OF LE GRAND BORNAND FOR A 5th EDITION EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL!
2 categories of registrations : Regularity (racing) and Hiking (no timing)
Open to all compétitors crews : 100% men, 100% women or mixted
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. After its cancellation in 2020 du to the Covid-19, it is improved for 2021 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 1,300 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 2021 Alps Trophy will be extremely demanding, for the crews as well as their cars!
Each day there are 10 passes to go up and down in ZR (Regularity Zone) within a route of 250 to 300 km per stage!
Departure and arrival checks will be done from a resort in the heart of the Alps, in order to be directly in the thick of it, subject and allow our friends from the north of France, in particular, to cover the fewest kilometers to join the event. Four days in the French Alps starting from Le Grand Bornand, one of the prettiest resorts in the heart of the Massif of Mont-Blanc in Savoy and Aravis in Haute-Savoie, a true land of legends and traditions. These are by the most beautiful roads in this environment exceptional natural environment and these majestic chains of the Alps that the participants will evolve, between summits majestic, generous mountain pastures and bucolic forests. A four-leaf clover that will bring the caravan back ti this resort for the finish podium on September 16