FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC2 – 2015): MINI EUROLAMP WORLD RALLY TEAM – RALLY FINLAND. AHEAD – OF – SCHEDULE FINISH
WRC2 A FULL 2015
Rally Finland. Ahead-of-schedule finish.
3 August 2015
On Friday Eurolamp WRT crew could take 9th place in intermediate WRC2 results table despite all troubles which they overcome during the race day. And their position was quite comfortable.
Valery Gorban and Vladimir Korsia were 5 minutes ahead from their closest chasers. And they were in 2 minutes behind the 8th place. So, the crew could concentrate only on their own race, on work of their own duo, escape excessive risk and not look at other crews. And on the first special stage of the day Eurolamp WRT crew was 13th in WRC2 category and was going to increase their pace step by step during next stages. But on SS12 Ukrainians’ MINI John Cooper Works S2000 flew out from the race track.
«We had touched a stone, and after this the car went into a ditch where we hit another stone. After strong blow car’s left rear suspension was fully destroyed, the car slewed round and clashed by his rear part into another stone. As mechanics of the team found out last hit was the worst — the stone not only destroyed car’s bottom but bent a tube of roll cage too. So, it was our finish of the race. And we are going home — to prepare for the next race» — told Vladimir Korsia.
Five races are left to 2015 World Rally Championship finish. Next race will take place in Germany at last days of August. Eurolamp World Rally Team did not make a decision where will be its next start yet.
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