The best drivers for a year to remember. Alberto Santoro, vice provincial of the Automobile Club of Trapani, it opened the press conference to present the 54th edition of the hill climb Mount Erice, valid as the second round of the Italian Championship and the mountain on Saturday and Sunday. The total number of starters was virtually unchanged compared to last year "and this despite the economic crisis and the many miles that the drivers face to reach Trapani - Santoro continues -. This shows how the Monte Erice has grown over the years, thanks to the historic, architectural and natural land. These three factors have enchanted the Hungarian Laszlo pilot who decided to participate in the time trial. All - Santoro claims - not to mention that many pilots and their staff, will remain until Thursday when Trapani, then will move to Caltanissetta Caltanissetta's Cup, third round of CIVM. A stay about a week, which will give relief to the local tourism sector. " Angelo Fileccia, deputy mayor of Buseto Palizzolo and Department of Sport, highlighted the strong link between its territory and the Mount Erice, the fact that many local drivers are capable of excellent performance, are just Buseto Palizzolo. Camillo Iovino, Mayor of Valderice, focused on the importance the race to its own territory where there are so many teams, while James Tranchida, Mayor of Erice, has launched a "sting" to the President of the Province Mimmo Turano as the road Immacolatella - Erice (venue of the race) has not yet been made safe, which is why this year the race will be shortened by 160 meters compared to previous editions of the canonical 5860. Rocco Cascio, provincial delegate of the ACE, said that the commissioners will be about 150 along the track, while Renato Bova, provincial director of the ACI (the body which organizes the race), revealed that for the Monte Erice you start work almost a year before to make sure that everything succeeds in the best way. Finally, it was the turn of the pilots. The valdericina Help Francesca, one of three women on the street, said that his emotions, but as soon as the race starts, leaving behind trying to relax and at the same time, have fun, while Salvatore Anelli, Paceco , is now in its thirtieth time trial, explained that "for me is always like the first time - he says - and I must admit to being very happy to have grown over the years, the Mount Erice. In the eighties, almost exclusively attended by pilots in Sicily, but now come from all over Italy. " The expectation is, then, finally over. Tomorrow morning will be held in Piazzale Ilio technical testing of all drivers signed up to the 54th edition of the Mount Erice, then eventually the engines will come on Saturday for tests.
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