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.
|Early rider (valid for bookings until 28th February):|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - NON-COMPETITIVE “Swank Experience” E1, open to any kind of off-road bike||€1,300.00 $1,404.72 ?|
|- 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 $1,404.72 ?|
|- 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 $1,404.72 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R3 open to Twin-cylinder or Multi-cylinder motorbikes registered after 31/12/1999||€1,300.00 $1,404.72 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R4 open to Pairs, all motorbikes (enduro-type, scrambler, multi-cylinder and specialist motorbikes)||€1,300.00 $1,404.72 ?|
|Standard (valid for bookings from 1 March to 15th July):|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - NON-COMPETITIVE “Swank Experience” E1, open to any kind of off-road bike||€1,500.00 $1,620.83 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R1 open to vintage enduro bikes registered before 31/12/1999||€1,500.00 $1,620.83 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R2 open to all the enduro bikes registered after 31/12/1999||€1,500.00 $1,620.83 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R3 open to Twin-cylinder or Multi-cylinder motorbikes registered after 31/12/1999||€1,500.00 $1,620.83 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R4 open to Pairs, all motorbikes (enduro-type, scrambler, multi-cylinder and specialist motorbikes)||€1,500.00 $1,620.83 ?|
|Last Minute (valid for bookings from 16th July to 10th September) - 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||€1,700.00 $1,836.94 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R1 open to vintage enduro bikes registered before 31/12/1999||€1,700.00 $1,836.94 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R2 open to all the enduro bikes registered after 31/12/1999||€1,700.00 $1,836.94 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R3 open to Twin-cylinder or Multi-cylinder motorbikes registered after 31/12/1999||€1,700.00 $1,836.94 ?|
|- per rider in shared twin/double room - COMPETITIVE “Swank Rally” category R4 open to Pairs, all motorbikes (enduro-type, scrambler, multi-cylinder and specialist motorbikes)||€1,700.00 $1,836.94 ?|
|- single room (surcharge) for both nights at the hotel per person||€80.00 $86.44 ?|
|Single cabin (surcharge) round trip, excluding dinners:||€110.00 $118.86 ?|
|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 $64.83 ?|
|Standard (valid for bookings until 15th July):|
|- per assistant in a double/shared room with the rider -||€700.00 $756.39 ?|
|Last Minute (valid for bookings from 16th July to 10th September)|
|- per assistant in a double/shared room with the rider -||€900.00 $972.50 ?|
|Car standard registration (+ vehicle cost ferry round trip*)||€200.00 $216.11 ?|
|Car + trailer standard registration (+ vehicle cost ferry round trip*)||€300.00 $324.17 ?|
|- Van standard registration (+ vehicle cost ferry round trip*)||€400.00 $432.22 ?|
|* Vehicle cost ferry round trip:|
|- Car: max l. m. 5 - h. m. 2,9||€250.00 $270.14 ?|
|- Car with trailer: max l. m.7 - h. 4,2||€350.00 $378.19 ?|
|- Car with trailer: max l. m.12 - h. 4,2||€400.00 $432.22 ?|
|- Van: max. l. m. 7 - h. m. 2,9||€350.00 $378.19 ?|
|- Van: max. l. m. 7 - h. m. 4,2||€400.00 $432.22 ?|
|- Van: l. from m. 7 to m.12 - h. 4,2||€450.00 $486.25 ?|
|(Other dimensions to be quoted.)|
|- Rental motorcycle - Husqvarna TE 250 | 2021 (two-stroke)||€800.00 $864.44 ?|
|- Rental motorcycle - Husqvarna TE 300 | 2021 (two-stroke)||€800.00 $864.44 ?|
|- Rental motorcycle - GASGAS EC 250 F (four-stroke)||€800.00 $864.44 ?|
|- Rental motorcycle - GASGAS EC 350 F (four-stroke)||€800.00 $864.44 ?|
|- Extra luggage transportation (for tyres, tools, spare parts etc) per day||€25.00 $27.01 ?|
|- Extra luggage transportation (for tyres, tools, spare parts etc) entire rally||€100.00 $108.06 ?|
|- Motorcycle transportation from Genua to Milan (after the rally)||€60.00 $64.83 ?|
|- Mechanical Assistance 1, per day (more info under 'more details')||€160.00 $172.89 ?|
|- Mechanical Assistance 1, per rally (more info under 'more details')||€600.00 $648.33 ?|
|- Mechanical Assistance 2, per day (more info under 'more details')||€60.00 $64.83 ?|
|- Mechanical Assistance 2, per rally (more info under 'more details')||€200.00 $216.11 ?|
|- Mechanical Assistance 3, per day (more info under 'more details')||€35.00 $37.82 ?|
|- Mechanical Assistance 3, per rally (more info under 'more details')||€120.00 $129.67 ?|
|- new front tyre (Metzeler 6 Days 90/90/21 - 140/80/18) reserving now||€170.00 $183.69 ?|
|- new front tyre (Metzeler 6 Days 90/90/21 - 140/80/18) - no reservation, price at the event||€200.00 $216.11 ?|
|- new rear tyre (Metzeler 6 Days 140/80/18) reserving now||€120.00 $129.67 ?|
|- new rear tyre (Metzeler 6 Days 140/80/18) - no reservation, price at the event||€150.00 $162.08 ?|
|ATTENTION: The prices for the optional extras 2023 are not yet confirmed. Bookings are possible with reservations. In the event of price increases, you can confirm them or withdraw free of charge.|
|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|
|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|
|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 with the rider|
|Official race stickers for the vehicle (if registered)|
|Tracks to the authorized service point along the route (if vehicle is registered as assistance)|
|Official Rally T-shirt|
|Official Race Bracelet|
|Motorcycle and assistant|
|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|
|250 motorbikes will be accepted with this criteria:|
|– The first 100 vintage motorcycles registered (pre 2000 bikes)|
|– The first 100 modern motorcycles registered.|
|When this threshold is reached, the percentage between modern and historic motorbikes of the remaining 50 places will be announced.|
|Start: Milan, Italy|
|End: Genua, Italy|
|SWANK EXPERIENCE (E1) is the NON-COMPETITIVE category. Open to any type of offroad motorbike. Turistic activity on open-to-traffic roads, in compliance with the Traffic Law. 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. The times on the special stage won´t be recorded for the Experience category.|
|SWANK RALLY (R1 – R2– R3 – R4) is the COMPETITIVE category, devided in R1 for the vintage motorbikes (registered before the 31.12.1999), R2 for modern ones, R3 for multi-cylinders motorbikes, as well as R4 Pairs Category. In all categories 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. A 2023 FMI License for Off-Road, Off-Road Elite, Off-Road Amateur and Off-Road One Event, with sports medical examination is required. Navigation is allowed with Roadbook only. The participants cover the itinerary respecting of the Traffic Law, with a selective timed section of the route (from about 10 to 20 km), traced on carriageable roads and paths, closed to traffic by municipal ordinance or whoever oversees it.|
|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 15 July 2023|
|Motorcycles: Sport and technical checks will be run by the Race Director. Motorcycles must be registered, insured, with the service revision updated and perfectly working. Exhausts and tyres must be road legal (cross tyres are not allowed). It is required to display three sticker plates bearing the competition number, the event logo and sponsors supplied by the organization: one on the front and one on each side of the motorbike. The race director may not accept or exclude from the event any motorbikes that do not comply with the above rules.|
|Dress Code & Equipment: Each rider 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, R2, R3 and R4 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 the Race Medical Officer, ambulances, 4 X 4 rescue vehicles, doctors, and medical staff, who will be present throughout the 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.|
|Backpack: Bring a backpack with you during the first leg with the necessities for the night in your cabin on board the ship. You can return this backpack to the organisation at the place of departure in Olbia after disembarkation and it will be returned to you, with your luggage, at the hotel in Orosei at the end of the 2nd stage. The organisation is not liable for any damage to luggage during transport.|
|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.|
The spirit of the event:
The "Swank Rally of Sardegna Classic" 2023 is an "Enduro-type" motorcycling event registered at the Italian Motorcycle Federation, reserved for enduro, two-cylinder and scrambler motorcycle in conformity with the Traffic Law. It takes place on open to traffic roads, as on natural terrain and in areas closed to traffic during special stages. The "Swank Rally" formula, a gentleman race in which tit is required that the Special Stages are self-timed by the participant themselves.
Starting with the technical checks and prologue at Motocross Track of Malpensa (next to Milano), on the second day we´ll reach Genova. The route crosses 4 Italian regions, taking pilots from the plain to the mountains and then down to the coast where the ferry will bring the pilots at the core of the Rally: Sardinia.
Sardinia offers a range of different terrains and environments like no other place, that´s why it is considered a motorsport paradise. Astonishing views, exciting tracks in the middle of nowhere and great fun is just a part of what is waiting ahead.
The event is divided into 2 groups and 4 categories:
- the "Experience" Category (E1), not competitive group, consisting by approximately 70% of the admitted participants, who ride the entire route with non-competitive tourist purposes, in compliance with the Traffic Law.
- the "Rally" Category R1, R2, R3, R4 composed by approximately 30% of the admitted participants, who cover the itinerary respecting of the Traffic Law, with a selective timed section of the route (from about 10 to 20 km), traced on carriageable roads and paths, closed to traffic by municipal ordinance or whoever oversees it. Special Stages are held within forestry sites or on driveways and paths.
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.
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 top 3 positions in the R1, R2, R3 and R4 categories, the following prizes will be awarded:
Those who distinguish themselves in any way during the event according to the Swank spirit. From the attitude to the outfit.
Because speed is not everything, we also reward those who make navigation their strong point. The Precision Trophy, in cooperation with Garmin Italia, rewards the three riders in the ‘Experience’ category, who will have covered the closest number of kilometers to the number indicated by the organizers throughout the event.
this year too it will be possible to participate in teams. There will be a dedicated ranking, but team members will also enter the ranking individually.
A team can consist of 3 or 4 riders, entered either in R1 R2 and R3, or in the Experience category.
For the team ranking it will be considered the sum of the final ranking positions of the first 3 team members. If you want to be included in this trophy, ensure to write the name of your team while registering.
SWANK EXPERIENCE (E1)
is the NON COMPETITIVE category. Open to any type of off-road motorbike. In order to participate, is required the Italian FMI membership card and Medical Certificate of Good Health for non-professional sport activity.
Navigation is allowed by roadbook or GPS (Navigators or mobile phones). The route is the same for all the categories, but E1 riders are allowed on the special stages only after Competitive categories have passed and when the road will be re-opened to traffic. The times on the special stage won´t be recorded for the Experience category.
SWANK RALLY (R1 – R2 – R3)
is the COMPETITIVE category, divided in:
- R1 "Historic Motorcycles" for the vintage motorbikes: Enduro-type, scrambler, multi-cylinders and specialist motorbike (registered before the 31/12/1999)
- R2 "Modern Bikes": Modern single-cylinder, scrambler and specialist motorbikes registered after 31/12/1999
- R3 "Twin-cylinder motorbikes or more": Multi-cylinder motorbikes registered after 31/12/1999
- R4 "Pairs, all motorbikes": Enduro-type, scrambler, multi-cylinder and specialist motorbikes.
In all categories a national license 2023 for offroad is required, plus an authorization from the National Motorcycle Federation or C. O. N. U.
Navigation is allowed only with roadbook.
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 – R3 – R4: Riders are admitted with Offroad license and authorization from their National Motorcycle Federation or C.O.N.U.
Itinerary - Event Dates and Routes
The event, structured in 4 stages, will take place from the 26th to 30th September 2023 according to the following
Day 1 - Tuesday 26th September: at the Gallarate Malpensa motocross track
- 1 pm – 6 pm: Sporting and technical checks
- 6 pm: Briefing
- 7.30 pm: Prologue
Day 2 - Wednesday 27th September:
08.00: Departure of the 1st stage Malpensa-Genoa; Km. 280 approximately and arrival in Genoa harbor for onboarding to Sardinia. 2 special stages being defined.
Day 3 - Thursday 28th September:
2nd stage Olbia-Orosei; Km 240 - 1 special stage being defined
Day 4 - Friday 29th September:
3rd stage Orosei-Orosei; Km 236 - 1 special stage to be defined
Day 5 - Saturday 30th September:
4th stage Orosei-Porto Taverna; Km 244 - 1 special stage to be defined
The entire track runs on on tarmac and natural roads open to normal traffic, with the possibility of refuelling at normal petrol stations that will be indicated by the organisers. Motorbikes must have 130 km fuel autonomy minimum. The stretches where special stages are foreseen will be closed to traffic.
The route indicated by the Organization is compulsory.
It is absolutely forbidden, under penalty of disqualification, to use roads not indicated in 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 ride along stretches of beaches, dunes or other routes not open to normal road traffic.
Competitors will start at the beginning of the day, starting 2 riders per minute. In the prologue and in the 1st stage following the race number order, in the other stages according to their position in the general ranking updated each evening.
A briefing will be held every evening, during which details of the upcoming stage, changes to the schedule or to the
route, etc. will be announced. Attendance at the briefing is compulsory. Missing the briefing might cause the exclusion from the following stage.
The final ranking of categories R1 - R2 - R3 - R4 will be calculated by the organizers as the sum of the times of the prologue and the special stages, adding any penalties incurred by the participant during the event.
Team ranking - Regulatons
Each team must register during the preliminary operations for the team classification.
A) A team may consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 drivers and may belong to either Group E or Group R.
B) A driver may only be entered in one team.
C) At the end of the rally a classification will calculated
by adding up the points gained by the three best drivers of the team in the respective categories, with the possibility of a discard in teams of 4 drivers. Teams that do not have at least one driver with points at the end of the rally will not be ranked. In the case of a tie between two or more teams, the points of the fourth member will be taken into account to define the ranking and to assign the points. If there is not a fourth member or a further tie, the winning team will be considered the one with the member with the best placement in the respective 3 categories.
Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 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.
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.
3) The ranking will be calculated 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, R2 and R3)
The "Swank Rally" formula, to dilute the competitiveness of the event, requires that the Special Stages are self-timed by the participant.
The start and end of the Special Stages will be marked in the road book and on the GPS track and signposted along the route by special signs. Synchronized satellite clocks will be positioned on site, from which competitors will be able to detect their entry and exit times from the sector. Specifically, once the driver has arrived at the Special Stage start line, he/she will decide the time at which he/she will start and write it on his timetable. When the signed time comes, which can be seen on the organization clock, the participant is allowed to start.
At the end of the Special Stage the participant will have to slow down and stop at the end line, check on the organization’s clock his/her arrival time and, moving in order not to hinder the arrival of the other competitors, stop and write his/her time on the timetable. At the end of the day, the driver will hand over the timetable to the organization, who will draw up the day's rankings and update the event's overall rankings.
The entrance and exit of the Special Stages will be manned by the Swank Rally staff, who will carry out parallel timing verification.
At the end of each day, 5 random competitors from the top 20 ranking will be picked for a double-check between the time marked on their timetable and the time recorded by the organizing staff, with a maximum of 3 seconds tolerance.
Irregularities will be penalized.
In the event of a tie of times, at the end of the event, the driver who has set the lowest time in the last Special Stage will be considered the winner.
R4 "Pairs, all motorbikes" category Rules:
The paired category has been set up to enable drivers to take part in a rally with greater peace of mind, always having a companion close by, with whom they can share the best but also the most difficult moments.
Drivers entered in the paired category will participate in the specific classification and will also appear in the overall classification. The 2 competitors will be classified with the same time and will appear in the overall classification ex aequo.
Drivers must always travel together. Along the route secret controls will be arranged for the verification of the standard.
In the selective stages the 2 drivers will start at the same time and the time when the 2 drivers arrive at the end of the stage will be considered as the finishing time.
The pair will start the stage, at the prologue and the 1st stage according to their start number, in the following stages, according to their position in the overall classification after the previous stage.