The rally is a new addition to the IRC for 2012 but is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year when it takes place from 5-7 July.
Siviero, who works as part of the organising team, said: “Great choices [of stages] and great efforts have been made by the organisers who want to celebrate the 40th anniversary with a return to the glorious past. The most beautiful and difficult stages have been revived. The roads are in excellent condition, well prepared and the stages have a really good rhythm.”
Twelve of the 13 stages take place in neighbouring Italy. However, the final stage on day one is held entirely in the Republic of San Marino and uses an all-asphalt route. Entries close today (Thursday). More information is available at www.rallysanmarino.com.