Vipal Rubber Sponsors Promising Italian Rally Driver


Vipal Rubber has announced that it has become the official sponsor of Italian rally driver Fabio Farina, who competes in the Italian Rally Championship 2021 (CIR), the International Rally Cup (IRCup), the Peugeot Trophy and the Under 25 race.

Vipal in Rally Sponsorship

Farina, one of the most outstanding drivers of the new Italian generation in the category, is the son of Luca Farina, owner of Italian retreader Ral Gomme SRL, based in Pietramurata in the province of Trento.

Fabio Farina has been outstanding in all the competitions he has competed in this year. In the month of September, the pilot entered as leader in the Peugeot Trophy, 2nd place in the Under 25 and 3rd in the CIR DUE and 3rd in the IRCup CAT R2B. The Peugeot 208 R2 driven by Farina has carried the Vipal Rubber brand on the side of the car in races held throughout the country since March. The next stages foreseen in the calendar are Rally Due Vally, on October 10th, by CIR, and Rally Città de Bassano, by IRCup, on October 22nd and 23rd. The races are streamed live on CIR's Facebook and Instagram pages and also on RAI Sport TV.

According to the commercial manager of Vipal Europe, Fabricio Nedeff, it is an honour for the company to support the promising driver and invest in this category, which moves thousands of speed enthusiasts throughout Italy. “Fabio is a very talented driver and has the potential to become one of the great European rally champions. This is the first year we've sponsored him and we're already talking about extending our support for the next season,” says Nedeff. "In addition, we have strengthened our partnership with Ral Gomme SRL, a family-owned tyre retreading company, that does excellent work in the northern region of Italy."

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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