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Motorcycle Tour
Swank Rally di Sardegna Onroad-Offroad

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The 80’s myth returns. This is an exclusive (and legal) opportunity for offroad riding on the island. The popular rally is back, created and developed by the champion Renato Zocchi, former successful Dakar pilot.

Pricing

Early rider (valid for bookings until 30th April):
- per rider in shared twin/double room - NON-COMPETITIVE “Swank Experience” E1, open to any kind of off-road bike €990.00 $1,101.33 ?
- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R1 open to vintage enduro bikes registered before 31/12/1999 €990.00 $1,101.33 ?
- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R2 open to all the enduro bikes registered after 31/12/1999 €990.00 $1,101.33 ?
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Standard (valid for bookings until 31st July):
- per rider in shared twin/double room - NON-COMPETITIVE “Swank Experience” E1, open to any kind of off-road bike €1,190.00 $1,323.83 ?
- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R1 open to vintage enduro bikes registered before 31/12/1999 €1,190.00 $1,323.83 ?
- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R2 open to all the enduro bikes registered after 31/12/1999 €1,190.00 $1,323.83 ?
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Last Minute (valid for bookings from 1st Aug) - subject to hotel and ship availability
- per rider in shared twin/double room - NON-COMPETITIVE “Swank Experience” E1, open to any kind of off-road bike €1,300.00 $1,446.20 ?
- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R1 open to vintage enduro bikes registered before 31/12/1999 €1,300.00 $1,446.20 ?
- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R2 open to all the enduro bikes registered after 31/12/1999 €1,300.00 $1,446.20 ?
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- single room (surcharge) for both nights at the hotel per person €80.00 $89.00 ?
Single cabin (surcharge) round trip, excluding dinners: €110.00 $122.37 ?
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IMPORTANT: For riders in E1 it is mandatory to have a Italian Federation (FMI) membership card. The FMI membership card can be issued for participants who have taken a medical examination in their own country. €60.00 $66.75 ?
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ASSISTANTS:
- per assistant in a double/shared room with the rider €600.00 $667.47 ?
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Assistance vehicle:
Car standard registration (+ vehicle cost ferry round trip*) €150.00 $166.87 ?
Car + trailer standard registration (+ vehicle cost ferry round trip*) €250.00 $278.11 ?
- Van standard registration (+ vehicle cost ferry round trip*) €300.00 $333.74 ?
* Vehicle cost ferry round trip:
- Car: max l. m. 5 - h. m. 2,9 €250.00 $278.11 ?
- Car with trailer: max l. m.7 - h. 4,2 €350.00 $389.36 ?
- Car with trailer: max l. m.12 - h. 4,2 €400.00 $444.98 ?
- Van: max. l. m. 7 - h. m. 2,9 €350.00 $389.36 ?
- Van: max. l. m. 7 - h. m. 4,2 €400.00 $444.98 ?
- Van: l. from m. 7 to m.12 - h. 4,2 €450.00 $500.61 ?
(Other dimensions to be quoted.)
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OPTIONALS:
- Rental motorcycle - Husqvarna TE 250 | 2021 (two-stroke) €800.00 $889.97 ?
- Rental motorcycle - Husqvarna TE 300 | 2021 (two-stroke) €800.00 $889.97 ?
- Rental motorcycle - GASGAS EC 250 F (four-stroke) €800.00 $889.97 ?
- Rental motorcycle - GASGAS EC 350 F (four-stroke) €800.00 $889.97 ?
- Extra luggage transportation (for tyres, tools, spare parts etc) per day €25.00 $27.81 ?
- Extra luggage transportation (for tyres, tools, spare parts etc) entire rally €100.00 $111.25 ?
- Motorcycle transportation from Genua to Milan (after the rally) €60.00 $66.75 ?
- Mechanical Assistance 1, per day (more info under 'more details') €160.00 $177.99 ?
- Mechanical Assistance 1, per rally (more info under 'more details') €600.00 $667.47 ?
- Mechanical Assistance 2, per day (more info under 'more details') €60.00 $66.75 ?
- Mechanical Assistance 2, per rally (more info under 'more details') €200.00 $222.49 ?
- Mechanical Assistance 3, per day (more info under 'more details') €35.00 $38.94 ?
- Mechanical Assistance 3, per rally (more info under 'more details') €120.00 $133.49 ?
- new front tyre (Metzeler 6 Days 90/90/21 - 140/80/18) reserving now €170.00 $189.12 ?
- new front tyre (Metzeler 6 Days 90/90/21 - 140/80/18) - no reservation, price at the event €200.00 $222.49 ?
- new rear tyre (Metzeler 6 Days 140/80/18) reserving now €120.00 $133.49 ?
- new rear tyre (Metzeler 6 Days 140/80/18) - no reservation, price at the event €150.00 $166.87 ?
ATTENTION: The prices for the optional extras 2022 are not yet confirmed. Bookings are possible with reservations. In the event of price increases, you can confirm them or withdraw free of charge.

Included

The rider entry fee includes:
Round trip ferry in shared double cabin. Dinner/breakfast on the boat are not included.
Motorbike transport by ferry A/R
2 nights in a 4-star hotel with 1/2 board (excluding drinks at dinner) in a shared double room.
Road book or GPS tracks of the route
Medical service
Motorbike recovery along the route, up to the arrival point of the stage. The transport of the person and the bike, from the arrival point of the stage, to the port or other location, will be at the complete expense of the participant.
Transport of 1 piece of soft luggage from the start to the finish of the stage (one piece per person max. 80x60x40 cm). Oversized luggage will not be transported.
Liability insurance of the organiser
Official Rally T-shirt
Official rally stickers for the bike
Official race bracelet
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The assisstant entry fee includes:
Ferry round trip in shared double cabin. Dinner/breakfast not included.
2 nights 4-star hotel in 1/2 board (excluding drinks at dinner) in shared double room
Official race stickers for the vehicle (if registered)
Official Rally T-shirt
Official Race Bracelet
Not included
Motorcycle and assistant
Fuel
Dinners on the A/R ferry
Drinks at the hotel restaurant
Surcharge single room and cabin (unless booked specifically)
Any damage to luggage carried
Accommodation before the start of the rally
Optional extras (to be payed in cash at arrival):
Transponder rental: 50 €
Transponder Deposit: 100 €
Everything that is not listed under features

More details

200 motorbikes will be accepted with this criteria:
– The first 100 vintage motorcycles (pre 2000 bikes)
– The first 50 modern motorcycles.
Start: Milan, Italy
End: Genua, Italy
SWANK EXPERIENCE (E1) is the NON-COMPETITIVE category. Open to every kind of offroad motorbike. Turistic activity on open-to-traffic roads. Participants are admitted with Italian Federation (FMI) membership card and medical certification for non-professional activity (An FMI membership card can be issued for participants who have taken a medical examination in their own country. Navigation is allowed by Roadbook or GPS. The route is the same for all the categories.
SWANK RALLY (R1 – R2) is the COMPETITIVE category, devided in R1 for the vintage motorbikes (registered before the 31.12.1999) and R2 for modern ones. In both R1 and R2 the riders with license and authorization from their National Motorcycle Federation or FIM CONU (Continental Union: https://www.fim-moto.com/en/fim/continental-unions-national-federations) are admitted. Navigation is allowed with Roadbook only.
The FMI membership costs approx. € 60 for foreign riders. Please enquire if you need assistance.
A medical examination for sports clearance is required. Please ask your doctor/GP for a certificate that you are fit enough to participate in this event.
Mechanical Assistance 1: Priority spare motorcycle (only for rent), priority assistance over others, set of tyres on reservation and assistance changing them, petrol refill assistance, spare parts
Mechanical Assistance 2: Secondary assistance to rental motorcycle, mechanical assistance with customer spare parts, set of tyres on reservation and assistance changing them
Mechanical Assistance 3: No priority assistance, help with customer's motorcycle problems, set of tyres on reservation and assistance changing them, customers spare parts
Please note, that you will not have access to your luggage during your ferry rides. Please bring a small backpack for everything you will need for your nights on the ferry.
If you book the motorcycle transportation from Genua to Milan, that you will need to organise how you get back to Milan. Depending on demand, a shuttle may be organised.
We recommend to reserve a tire beforehand. If you don't, you will still have the opportunity to buy a new tyre during the rally. However, due to limited availability of trains, the price will be higher than for those pre book.
Should your motorcycle break down or you have any issues, you can rent a motorcycle for €230 per day to finish the rally.
Registration: Standard entries can be made until 31 July 2022
Motorcycles: Sport and technical checks will be run by the Race Director. Motorcycles must be registered, insured, with the revision updated and perfectly working. Exhausts and tyres must be road legal (cross tyres are not allowed). Is required displaying n° 3 sticky number plates bearing organization and sponsors logos. One must be attached on the frontal, two on the sides of the vehicle. Stickers will be supplied by the organization. Race Director has the faculty to not allowed or rule out from the event, motorcycles which do not meet the requirements.
Dress Code & Equipment: Each driver must be equipped with suitable technical clothing including an approved helmet, gloves, trousers with knee pads, off-road boots, back protector and / or jacket with protections. The organizer / Race Director for safety reasons, may not accept and exclude pilots that are without the required technical clothing.
Use of mobile phones and navigators: For categories R1 and R2 it is forbidden to mount mobile phones or navigators on the handlebars or in any other position visible to the driver, under penalty of a flat-rate penalty. Controls may be carried out by the Clerk of the Course and authorised personnel at the start and end of special stages and along the entire route.
The organization will provide a lead the way and rescue service in case of breakdown, in additional to the 24h road assistance guaranteed by the FMI membership. Broken down vehicles will be transported to the finish of the day's stage, after which they will be at the competitor's expense.
Medical Assistance: The organiser will set up a medical plan, with 4 X 4 ambulance, doctor on motorbike, as agreed with the Race Doctor who will attend the whole event. In case of injury or fall of a participant, all the pilots must stop or slowdown in order to check the entity of the damages and call the assistance according to the modality described during the briefing. The missing aid from a participant in case of incident or injury, will result in penalty or exclusion from the event.
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

The spirit of the event:

The “Swank Rally” is an “Iron Touring mud run” Motorbike events for enduro, maxi enduro, scrambler motorbikes following the Cds code, taking place on roads open to traffic, dirt tracks and closed areas. Swank Rally formula, a gentleman race in which riders take the time by themselves.

It starts with the technical check and prologue at the Motocross Track of Malpensa (Gallarate), starting point for the first stage which leads to Genova. After boarding on the ferry taking to Porto Torres, there are 3 more stops awaiting, from 200 to 300 km each on a completely new track.

There are two options for participation. The NON-COMPETITIVE “Swank Experience”, open to any kind of off-road bike, and on the “Swank Rally”, COMPETITIVE and divided in two categories: R1 open to vintage enduro bikes registered before 31/12/1999 and R2 open to all the enduro bikes registered after 31/12/1999.

For both Swank Experience and Swank Rally categories the motorcycles must be road legal and it is forbidden to carry passengers.

Stages consist in transfers and Special Stages where participants have to take timing by themselves.

The organization will provide medical assistance, rescue vehicles and luggage transport service.

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Rankings & Trophys

The Swank Rally di Sardegna was created with the aim of giving all the enthusiasts the chance of experiencing a rally experience, without ranking stress; However, a little competition will make it more fun and spice it up a bit. In addition to the prize for the three best positions of the categories R1 and R2, the following prizes will be given:

< Swank Prize >

A special prize for anyone who’ll stand out during the event for any reason.

< Precision Trophy >

As it is not all about speed, there is a reward for the riders who can distinguish themselves for their navigation skills as well. The Precision Throphy, in partnership with Garmin Italia, will reward three pilots from the “experience” category who will have covered the number of kilometers closest to that indicated by the organization.

< Team Trophy >

For the first time ever, participants can take part of the event as a Team. There will be a special dedicated ranking, but team members will also enter the ranking individually. Teams can include 3 or 4 members, and they all have to be registered in the competitive categories R1 or R2. The ranking will be calculated from the final scoreboard by summing up the times of the first 3 members of each team. The ranking will be calculated from the final scoreboard by summing up the times of the first 3 members of each team.

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SWANK EXPERIENCE (E1)

is the NON COMPETITIVE category. Open to every kind of offroad motorbike. In order to participate, is required the Italian FMI membership card and medical certification for non-professional sport activity.

Navigation is allowed by roadbook or GPS. The route is the same for all the categories. Times of the Special Stages are taken also for the Swank Experience category, but they are not taken in consideration for the ranking.

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SWANK RALLY (R1 – R2)

is the COMPETITIVE category, divided in R1 for the vintage motorbikes (registered before the 31.12.1999) and R2 for modern ones.

In both R1 and R2 a national license 2021 for offroad is required, plus an authorization from the National Motorcycle Federation or C. O. N. U.

Navigation is allowed only with roadbook.

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Pilots Admission

All riders with a driving licence suitable for riding the registered motorbike are admitted.

NON COMPETITIVE category E1:

Participants with Italian Federation (FMI) membership card and medical certification for non professional activity. (Moto club Adventure Riding can issue an Italian motorcycle Federation membership card, for participants who have taken a medical examination in their own country).

COMPETITIVE categories R1 – R2: Riders are admitted with Offroad license and authorization from their National Motorcycle Federation or C.O.N.U.

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Itinerary - Event Dates and Routes

The event, structured in 4 stages, will take place from 27 September to 1 October 2022 according to the following schedule:

Day 1 - Tuesday 27th: at the Gallarate Malpensa motocross track

- 13.00 - 18.00: Sporting and technical checks

- Hours 18.00: Briefing

- 19.30: Prologue

Day 2 - Wednesday 28th September

08.00 am: departure 1st stage Malpensa - Genoa, Km. 280 approx. and arrival in Genoa port for embarkation to Sardinia

Day 3 - Thursday 29th September

2nd stage Olbia - Orosei, Km 240

Day 4 - Friday 30th September

3rd stage Orosei - Orosei Km 240

Day 5 - Saturday 1st October

4th stage Orosei - Olbia Km 280 - Boarding for Genoa

The entire track runs on roads open to normal traffic, with natural surface and/or asphalt, with the possibility of refuelling at normal petrol stations that will be indicated by the organisers. Autonomy required KM. 110. The stretches where special stages are foreseen will be closed to traffic.

It is absolutely forbidden, under penalty of disqualification, to use roads not indicated in the GPX track and the road book provided by the organiser. In case of withdrawal from the stage, the competitor will have to reach the arrival, following the shortest road, open to normal traffic. It is absolutely forbidden to drive along stretches of beaches, dunes or other routes not open to normal road traffic.

Team ranking - Rules

Each team must be composed of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 drivers, each driver can be entered in only one team. Teams can be mixed and have drivers belonging to all three categories Cat. E1 "SWANK EXPERIENCE", Cat. R1 "Historic Rally" and Cat. R2 "Modern Rally". For each day, a classification will be drawn up by adding up the points gained from the three best results obtained by the drivers entered in the respective categories, with the possibility of a discard in teams of 4 drivers. This sum will be used for the compilation of each day's ranking. At the end of the day the teams will be awarded a score according to the day's ranking. Teams which do not have at least one driver classified with points at the end of the day will not be classified. In the event of a tie between two or more teams at the end of the day, to define the ranking and assign the score for the single day, the discarded driver will be considered, if there is no tie and there is a further tie, the driver best placed in the respective 3 categories will be considered, at a further tie the second driver best placed in the respective 3 categories will be considered, at a further tie the third driver best placed in the respective 3 categories will be considered, at a further tie the same score will be assigned and the ranking will be drawn by lot in the presence of the drivers making up the teams concerned.

Prizes will be awarded to the first three classified teams.

Adventure Riding, Garmin Precision Trophy

The ability to orientate is at the base of the pleasure of driving at the Swank Rally of Sardinia; to give a pinch of competitiveness also to the Experience category, we propose a game aimed at navigation precision.

The rules:

1) The Precision Trophy is reserved for participants enrolled in the Experience group, who will ride the soft itinerary and rewards those who cover a stage mileage closer, in excess or in defect, to that of the official track provided by the organization.

2) Motorcycles must be equipped with a non-adjustable odometer kilometre counter. Participants must arrive at the start of the stage with their odometer set to this function. The person in charge of the start/finish will take note of the indicated mileage, write it down on the time card and check that the odometer is working and not adjustable.

The counts will be processed using the motorbike odometers.

4) At the end of the last stage, the winner will be the one who has covered the total mileage closest to the official mileage. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall finishers.

5) The score of the Precision Trophy classification will be valid also for the Team classification of the Swank Rally di Sardegna, together with the scores obtained by the other participants of the team, in the Rally classification.

- “Swank Rally” Formula (only for the competitive categories R1 and R2)

The Swank Rally formula required that in Special Stages pilots take the time by themselves. The start and the end of the Special stages will be highlighted on the Roadbook on the GPS track. On the track, the special stages will be marked with specific signs. At the start and end of the special stages pilots will find clocks synchronized with one another.