26-28 octobre 2017

77 entrants

The entry list of the Rallye International du Valais features 77 crews who will pit against each other on the roads of Valais between Sion and Martigny from 21 to 22 October. The first to start with his Ford Fiesta R5 will be Sébastien Carron, recently crowned Swiss Rally Champion. Nine other R5 class cars representing four different manufacturers will be at the start.

Three other Fiesta will be in the hands of Pascal Perroud, Laurent Vukasovic and Pieter Tsjoen (BEL). Two all new Hyundai i20 R5 will also take part, with Olivier Burri, 8-time winner of the event, and Italian Fabio Andolfi, a regular in the World Rally Championship. Mike Coppens and Federico Della Casa will drive Citroën DS3s, Jérémie Toedtli and Czech Jan Cerny Skoda Fabias. Two Mini John Cooper Works represent the World Rally Cars category with Urs Hunsiker and Alain Blaser, while Rudi Schmidlin (Ford Fiesta), Florian Gonon, Joël Rappaz and Jean-Marc Salomon (Peugeot 207) have chosen S2000 category cars. As far as Marc Valliccioni is concerned, he will drive a Porsche 997 RGT.

The field is completed by the participants in the Alps Clio Trophy Cédric Althaus, Jean-Pierre Gatti and Philippe Broussoux, as well as those in the Swiss Junior Rally Championship led by Aurélien Devanthéry and Nicolas Lathion.

Rallye International du Valais, c/o Global Events Sàrl, Rue de l'Ancienne-Pointe 30, CH-1920 Martigny, +41 76 822 16 82, organisation[@]riv.ch