Colosseum to host Rome ERC superspecial

The famous landmark will host the opening stage of Rally di Roma Capitale this year


A superspecial stage around the Colosseum will be included as part of this year’s Rally di Roma Capitale in the European Rally Championship.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Rally di Roma which has been part of the ERC since 2017, and to celebrate the event organizer has planned a shake-up to the itinerary.

The rally usually starts in Rome city before a police-escort around the famous Colosseum landmark, but this year a special stage is being planned for the city center on Friday evening – the route of which is “still being defined” but will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Saturday and Sunday will both comprise six stages each with the Fiuggi test closing out the event as the powerstage.


“We did a great job, all the staff did. The itinerary is one of the nicest of all times,” said event manager Max Rendina.

“It includes some very technical and challenging tests and we cannot wait to unveil the new opening test at the Colosseum.

“I believe the Rally di Roma Capitale is going to be even more selective and spectacular than in the past and winning it will be a huge honor.

“Rome and the city center of the capital are going to be the unmissable opening stage: we want to leave another important mark.”