Historic cars in Rally Rzeszow


At second weekend of August, Motul Polish Historic Rally Championship (HRSMP) will hold its 6th round of this season during Rally Rzeszow. Historic rally cars will compete on over 100 kilometres of very demanding Subcarpathian tarmac roads. The competition will start with a superstage in Rzeszow city centre on the 10th of August.

Stages will feature such a legendary rally cars as Subaru Legacy, Fiat Abarth 131 Rally, Toyota Corolla GT-Four, Saab 96 V4 or Audi Quattro. All of them in historic liveries of top WRC aces like Stig Blomqvist, Bjorn Waldegaard, Carlos Sainz, Juha Kankkunen, Walter Rohrl, Jean Claude Andruet or Colin McRae.

Motul HRSMP is an enduring element of the Polish rally scene. This year it consists of 7 rounds, including all 5 tarmac rounds of RSMP (Polish Rally Championship). Organized for the first time in 2016 as the Poland’s Cup, now Motul HRSMP is the fastest growing rally series, very popular with both fans and media. It offers fans an unique opportunity to witness real, legendary rally cars not on display in the museum, but in a real, passionate competition on special stages.

As in any championship series competition on every special stage is relentless and every 1/10th of a second counts. Though, one characteristic which sets Motul HRSMP apart is its congenial, almost family-like atmosphere among all teams, drivers, co-drivers and mechanics. It is a vivid illustration of the series’ motto: "We race apart but rally together". Esprit de corps of these fine competitors is outright exemplary. This is a highly motivated, cohesive group of experienced competitors, very proud of their historic mission to carry on the best rally traditions by actively celebrating the history of motorsport in their historic rally cars.

Visiting Rally Rzeszow in person this year will be an unforgettable experience to any motorsport fan. Special stages will feature not only Polish and Central European rally champions in modern rally cars but also all leaders of Polish Historic Rally Championship in their true legends of WRC history. It is a “must-see” event for any true rally fan.

Fot. Grzegorz Rybarski