Letter from the Chairman

Letter from the Chairman

April 9, 2020

Reggio Emilia, Italy – April 9th, 2020

Only two weeks have passed since the last announcement and I feel as if it was two years ago. Our offices are still closed and there’s no evidence of a possible reopening in the short time. What was an unlucky primacy of Italy and China is now ailing so many countries, and even the most comfortable homes start looking like prisons after weeks of isolation. However, our customer care team is always available and smiling. 
Now in Italy we can see the pandemic curve flattening a little and this helps us to see a distant light at end of the tunnel. An unexpected tunnel as scary as the Fairmont tunnel of the Monaco Grand Prix, maybe worse as in this case no one had the chance to practice! 
But this virus won’t knock us down! Conversely, we are sharpening our blades and preparing for the restart while we are posting some of our best memories on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 
In the meantime, we settled the postponement of the Modena Cento Ore, and we are happy to announce our new provisional dates: Terre di Canossa is planned for October 1st – 4th, Modena Cento Ore on October 11th – 15th, Stella Alpina is still on for June 26th – 28th and we will take a decision by mid-May. 
Those dates will remain provisional until we receive confirmation from our motorsport authority, ACI Sport. However, they are compatible with other major events being postponed to autumn. ACI Sport is holding all requests until the Italian Government releases the ban on all sporting events, which is an understandable decision. Therefore we ask you to please bear with us for another few weeks. As already stated, all participants will have the choice to join the rallies in autumn, or apply the paid entry fee towards next year’s event with an added bonus, or request a full refund. 
Until we see each other again, I wish everyone a safe time, and please allow me to borrow a few words of hope from H.M. the Queen Elisabeth II… better days will return; we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again. 
Luigi Orlandini 
Chairman and CEO - Canossa Events


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