Paolo Andreucci born in 1965, 9 times Italian Rally Champion in son of Leonardo and the great pride of the small town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana for its numerous successes in the Rally world.
A passion that has since childhood when he ran in secret with her mom’s car. When his father saw him run for the first time, at the seal Ciocco in Barga he exclaimed: “But you begin to get that crazy of me son..!?”
Skip to rally in 1987, making His debut in his home race, the Rally del Ciocco with a Renault 5 GT Turbo. He Appeared as a navigator but in reality he was driving: before retiring under the deluge was third overall. The Following year it was second in the Trofeo Fiat Uno. He runs several seasons for Lancia, Peugeot and Renault. Just with Renault Andreucci is exalted in the Italian Championship before with the Clio Kit-Car and then with the Megane Kit-Car taking home several times the national title of the two-wheel drive.
In 1999 Subaru chooses to try to win the overall championship: first with the Impreza WRX and then with the WRC version Andreucci fight especially in 2000 with big names like Andrea Aghini, Piero Longhi, Gianfranco Cunico.
In 2001 he passes to the Ford Focus WRC and won His First Italian Rally Championship, in front of Renato Travaglia. This season Andreucci Also Began a long collaboration with the Friuli-driver Anna Andreussi, who remains at his side, both by car and in life, even today.
In 2002 he moved to Fiat with-whom she remained for five years, winning two times the Italian Rally Championship, rispettivamente in 2003 with the S1600 and 2006 with the Grande Punto S2000.
In the 2006 season, always in pairs with the navigator Anna Andreussi, he lives one of his best seasons, winning the Ciocco Rally, the Eastern Alps, the 1000 Miglia, the Rally of San Remo, the Targa Florio, the Costa Smeralda and the rally San Crispino, all tests valid for the Italian Rally Championship will crown him precisely tricolor champion of the specialty.
In 2007 he joined the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Group N Ralliart Italy Team: despite the obvious inferiority of the medium than the S2000 won three races in the Italian Rally Championship: Rally del Ciocco, the Targa Florio Rally and the Rally San Crispino. At the end of the season he closes third in the championship behind Giandomenico Basso on Fiat Grande Punto Abarth S2000 and Luca Rossetti on rookie Peugeot 207 S2000.
The 2008 season sees Andreucci continuous with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX: after winning the Mille Miglia, the San Crispino and the Costa Smeralda concludes the championship in second place, behind Rossetti More Powerful driving the Peugeot 207 S2000).
In 2009 returns to the wheel of a car Super 2000 category, in this case the Peugeot 207 S2000 of Racing Lions Which he had fought against the year before. The beginning of the season is winning, with the success of the 16th Rally Adriatico, beating the rival Luca Rossetti past while the Fiat Grande Punto S2000. The year in the Italian league continues with wins in San Marino and in the Costa Smeralda That will lead him to be the Italian Rally Champion, by Also winning the constructors’ title with Peugeot.
For the 2010 season Andreucci, always together with Peugeot and Pirelli tires, part of the advocacy campaign of the national title by winning the Mille Miglia ounces. Subsequently, the Rally of the Adriatic, is ranked fifth two to various problems. Even the Salento you have to bend to the Opponents, but in the Following three races: San Marino, Friuli and Sanremo always comes first. On the Costa Smeralda it is ranked second and seventh in Como. At the end of the season, the 8 valid races he won four and Became Champion 2010 Italian Rally again beating the rival Luca Rossetti still on the Grande Punto S2000. In this way, winning the fifth overall title of Italian Rally Champion, he joins His friend and “maestro” Dario Cerrato who had in the past Already Achieved a record level of five Italian championship titles.
In the 2011 season Andreucci begins the third season behind the wheel of the Peugeot 207 S2000 of Pirelli Racing Lions, defending the title in the Italian Rally Championship. The season sees a domain of garfagnino driver, winner of 6 races at first and 7 of the 8 rallies in the calendar. This leads him to win for the sixth time the overall title of the Italian Rally Championship with two races remaining.
In the 2012 season “Paolo Il Garfagnino” sample is always repeated at the wheel of the Peugeot 207 S2000 and still with His partner and colleague Anna Andreussi to note, winning four first places and several other podium finishes. A More fought the previous championship with the permanent presence of Umberto Scandola on Skoda Fabia S2000 and the alternating Giandomenico Basso, Ford Fiesta RRC, which made it challenging many races.
Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi win the CIR 2012 with a race to spare on the evidence of Sanremo after the withdrawal of Umberto Scandola due to going off the road. With this championship, the seventh of his career, Andreucci becomes the driver with the most absolute titles in the Italian Rally Championship, ahead of his mentor Dario Cerrato, he equaled the previous season.
The Italian Rally Championship 2013 opens with new crew Ucci – Ussi, which are registered with little newborn Peugeot house: the Peugeot 208 R2. Paolo Andreucci will be responsible in this transitional season, pending the R5 version, to develop and publicize this car proving to all the potential that it has. In the season’s first rally, the Rally del Ciocco, the pilot garfagnino ranked eighth overall with a gap of 6’57 “from the winner Giandomenico Basso Peugeot 207 S2000.
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