After the scrutineering and the administrative checks on Friday 1 March, from 9.00 to 12.00h at Avenida de la Catedral in Barcelona, the first team to drive down the start podium will be the SEAT Coches Históricos duo, made-up of Salvador Cañellas and Carles Jiménez, at the wheel of the 124 Especial 1800 Group 4 replica from 1977. Behind him, and at 1-minute intervals, the rest of the caravan will be taking the start, led by another star driver like Antonio Zanini, who will be joined by Joan Jordan at the wheel of a Simca 1200 TI from 1978 in the fight for the top position of the rally. We shouldn’t forget that Cañellas was the first winner of the Rally Catalunya-Rally de les Caves (1973), while Zanini holds the record of Rally Catalunya-Rally de les Caves victories, a total of five.
Among the entrants, there are eight French crews with vehicles that always attract the fans’ interest, such as Alpine-Renault A310, Austin Mini, Volkswagen 1303 S, several Porsche models and even a regular Belgian driver, Bernard van den Broeke, who will be racing together with Lluís Sales in one of the two impressive Alpine-Renault A110 that appear on the entry list. The oldest participating vehicle is the Lotus Elan from 1962, driven by Sergi Francolí and Josep Mª Francolí.