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 2018 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 1,800 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 2018 Alps Trophy will be extremely demanding, for the crews as well as their cars!