Guido Guerrini

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Guido Guerrini
Guido guerrini montecarlo.jpg
Guido Guerrini during the award ceremony of the Rallye Monte Carlo des Energies Nouvelles in Monte Carlo, March 22, 2015.
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1976-01-12) January 12, 1976 (age 41)
Arezzo, Italy
FIA Alternative Energies Cup career
Debut season 2009
Current team Abarth

Guido Guerrini (born 12 January 1976 in Arezzo, Italy) is an Italian rally driver and traveler, the first person to go from Europe to China covering the whole route by a gas-fuelled car.[1][2][3]

As a child, Guerrini made many car trips with his father, and later with friends.[4] In 2008 he organized a project called Torino-Pechino, la macchina della pace (Turin-Beijing, the peace machine): overall, he and Andrea Gnaldi Coleschi (born 27 October 1978 in Arezzo, Italy),[5] covered 25,852 km (16,064 mi) using a 1999 Fiat Marea 1.6 16V from the seat of the 2006 Winter Olympics (in Turin) to the seat of the 2008 Summer Olympics (in Beijing) and returning to Italy.[6][7][8] The trip started on 6 July 2008 and passed through 17 countries to finish on 21 September 2008, and used LPG for fuel for 95% of the journey.[1][2][9][10]

The project is described in the 2008 book Aregolavanti (Always Forward).[4]

In winter 2011, together with Emanuele Calchetti, he traveled from Rome to Volgograd with a gas-fuelled Gonow pick-up, crossing Eastern Europe, Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine.[11] This experience originated the travel book Via Stalingrado (Stalingrad Street, 2011).[12]

In 2010, Guerrini participated in the FIA Alternative Energies Cup, also using LPG-fuelled cars, obtaining the 3rd place in the Italian championship standings and the 5th place in the world championship won by the French driver Raymond Durand.[13] The next year he finished 2nd both in the World and in the Italian championships, both won by Massimo Liverani.[14]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Da Torino a Pechino a Gpl. Ecomobile (n. 77, August 2008), pp. 12-13.
  2. ^ a b (Italian) 26.000 km a Gpl. Quattroruote (n. 11, December 2008), p. 11.
  3. ^ (Italian) Guido Guerrini in openpolis.it.
  4. ^ a b (Italian) Andrea Gnaldi Coleschi, Guido Guerrini, Nicola Dini, Aregovalanti, Città di Castello, 2008, pp. 160.
  5. ^ (Italian) Comune di Anghiari: Sindaco e Amministrazione Comunale in Comuni-italiani.it.
  6. ^ (Croatian) Vito Periċ. «Automobilom od Toronta, preko Pekinga, pa do Sinja». Slobodna Dalmacija, 2008-09-19.
  7. ^ (Maltese) «Viaġġ ta' 25,852 kilometru bil-karozza... bla qatra petrol». L'Orizzont, 2010-07-10, p. 18.
  8. ^ (Russian) Из Турина в Пекин на автомобиле... через Россию, Италия по-русски, 2008-07-25.
  9. ^ (Italian) Dalla Cina all'Italia a Gpl per la Via della Seta. Ecomobile (n. 79, December 2008): pp. 30-34.
  10. ^ (Italian) «Il Motor Show chiude limitando le perdite». Il Resto del Carlino, 2008-12-15, p. 15.
  11. ^ (Italian) Il raid con i Suv cinesi Gonow, La Repubblica, 2011-02-22.
  12. ^ (Italian) "Via Stalingrado", domenica ad Anghiari la presentazione del nuovo libro di Calchetti e Guerrini, ArezzoNotizie, 2011-12-14.
  13. ^ FIA Alternative Energies - Final Results 2010
  14. ^ FIA Alternative Energies Cup, in Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.

Bibliography[edit]

  • (Italian) Andrea Gnaldi Coleschi, Guido Guerrini, Nicola Dini, Aregovalanti, Città di Castello, 2008, pp. 160.
  • (Italian) Emanuele Calchetti, Guido Guerrini, Via Stalingrado, Petruzzi Editore, Città di Castello, 2011, pp. 216. ISBN 978-88-89797-31-0.

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