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A DREAM FIRST DAY FOR ABU DHABI WRT!

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A dream first day for Abu Dhabi Total WRT!.

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 -WRC Portugal (POR) -  WRC 19/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 - PHOTO :  @World

20 May, 2016

On its return to the WRC after a three-month break, the Abu Dhabi Total WRT was in impressive form on the opening leg of Rally de Portugal. Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle produced a near-perfect display to end the day in the lead, more than thirty seconds clear of their closest challengers. Stéphane Lefebvre and Gabin Moreau also delivered a very fine performance, which left them in sixth place in the overall standings. Meanwhile, Khalid Al Qassimi and Chris Patterson ended the day in sixteenth position.

Following Thursday evening’s ceremonial start held in front of the Castelo de Guimarães, the crews contested the opening super special stage on the Lousada rallycross circuit. This morning, the cars headed for service to fit soft Michelin LTX Force tyres, well suited to the slightly damp conditions that lingered on the gravel roads.

More than five months after his last gravel rally, Kris Meeke quickly found the right feeling in the car. He won the Ponte de Lima and Caminha stages (SS2 and SS3) to grab and then consolidate the overall rally lead. The Northern Irishman then increased his lead on Viana do Castelo to head back for Porto some 11.5s clear of Sébastien Ogier.

At this stage of the rally, Stéphane Lefebvre was ninth overall. The Frenchman had lost around twenty seconds on SS3 due to a loose tyre, but he was generally happy with this pace. Within two tenths per kilometre of the stage-winning time on SS4, he had already shown he was making significant progress.

After the midday service, the cars completed second runs on the three stages. Unlike most of their rivals, the Abu Dhabi Total WRT drivers opted to go with hard compound Michelin tyres.

The second run on Ponte di Lima (SS5) saw a series of incidents, including a heavy crash for Hayden Paddon that left his car burnt out and led to the breakout of a fire in the surrounding forest. Unsurprisingly, the stage was cancelled before Kris Meeke came through, but he was later handed the stage-winning time by the stewards based on his run in the morning loop.

Taking full advantage of his tyre choice, Kris set the fastest times on the next two stages to extend his lead to over half a minute.

Continuing to combine speed and consistency, Stéphane Lefebvre benefited from racing incidents and his astute tyre choice to move up the leaderboard. Seventh after SS5, he claimed another place to grab sixth position.

The day ended in a festive atmosphere, in front of thousands of spectators gathered in the streets of Porto. The crews had to complete two runs on a stage held on the paved streets of the Portuguese city. The standings remained unchanged, Kris Meeke ending the day ahead of Ogier, Sordo, Mikkelsen, Neuville and Lefebvre. Particularly delighted with the performances of his team-mates, Khalid Al Qassimi ended the leg in 16th position after having made up five places in the afternoon.

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Kris Meeke (#7): “I’m very pleased at the end of this day, we were quick from start to finish. Perhaps spending the last few months away from the rallies has just whetted my appetite! We made the right call on tyre choice for the afternoon loop. After SS5 was cancelled, we just drove slowly through the stage and there was a really nasty section where Hayden went off. Fortunately, I had set a good time this morning and the time awarded by the stewards didn’t penalise me. The flip side of our strategy was being a little bit less comfortable with the hard tyres on the street stages in Porto, but it was still the best decision for the loop overall. I wasn’t expecting to finish the day with such a big lead. Having said that, it’s only Friday and there’s still a long way to go! I’m going to keep driving the same way and we’ll see where we are come Sunday…”

Stéphane Lefebvre (#8): “It’s been a good day for the team and it was certainly my most solid performance to date in a World Rally Car. We had good splits, and some pretty impressive stage times. But it was very difficult on the second runs, the roads were full of potholes and rocks. I really had to look hard to see where to put my wheels in the ruts. Although my experience on gravel is still limited, I feel like I am beginning to understand the car. I was expecting to improve compared with previous rallies, because I had prepared well, but I didn’t think I would be so close to the leading guys.”

Khalid Al-Qassimi (#14): “It’s fantastic to see Abu Dhabi Total WRT in the lead with Kris Meeke. The team deserves credit for this result. Although we are not competing in the full championship and we missed two rallies, we have come back with a vengeance. Kris is leading and Stéphane is doing a good job as well. In such difficult conditions, Kris’ performance has been incredible. As for me, I was pleased with the car. It handled well, despite the very rough road surface. I adopted a measured pace and I enjoyed myself behind the wheel.”

OVERALL STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1

1-Meeke / Nagle (DS 3 WRC) 1:28:53.3
2-Ogier / Ingrassia (VW Polo-R WRC) +31.9
3-Sordo / Marti (Hyundai i20 WRC) +37.3
4-Mikkelsen / Jaeger (VW Polo-R WRC) +52.3
5-Neuville / Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) +1:12.2
6-Lefebvre / Moreau (DS 3 WRC) +1:33.5
7-Ostberg / Floene (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1:46.0
8-Camilli / Klinger (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1:49.7
9-Latvala / Anttila (VW Polo-R WRC) +3:50.9
10-Prokop / Tomanek (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +4:06.4
… 16. Al Qassimi / Patterson (DS 3 WRC) +5:54.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RRM WRC ARGENTINA MAGAZINE 157 🇦🇷 🌎

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El mes de la primavera, septiembre ha sido una etapa muy interesante para nuestra publicación, ya que en estas semanas hemos trabajado bastante en la elaboración de la misma:
Los temas más convincentes de la edición #RRM #157 son los siguientes:
El Rally de Estonia, todo quedo en poder del joven finlandés Kalle Rovanpera, en su primera victoria mundialista con TOYOTA.
Y el belga Thierry Neuville, no tuvo rivales en Ieper, tripulando de forma magistral a la Coupe i20 WRC Plus de Hyundai Motorsport.
#TEIN enfrenta una temporada con intensidad completando los frentes más amplios en el Rally japonés y en otras actividades deportivas a nivel internacional, con sus innovaciones totales en los sistemas de amortiguación desde Yokohama al Mundo exterior de la disciplina en el ámbito global.
Olga Litcan, la indispensable y responsable de la logística de Motorsport Italia, en sus diferentes secciones, tanto en la parte estructural con el Rally Di Roma Capitale, como en el centro de atención de la escuadra romana, que gestionan Max Rendina y Bruno De Pianto.
Donde la bella dama rubia, se destaca en sus funciones y obtiene un redito muy importante para el buen rendimiento funcional interno del equipo italiano más representativo en la actualidad que tiene el Rally Mundial.
El #BRX con sus Hinteros T1 se presentó en la clásica Baja Aragón de España, donde sus tres prototipos armados, construidos y fabricados en Gran Bretaña. Desde Banbury, con la dirección del magnate David Richards. Incorporando al piloto nacional Orly Terranova, quien ha desempeñado una labor muy destacada, obteniendo grandes parciales, junto a sus compañeros de equipo, el francés Sebastien Loeb y el español Nani Roma.
Qatar, con el príncipe Nasser Al-Attiyah se encuentra en un momento aceptable con el presente en el MERC 2021, imponiendo su conducción al volante de la Polo GTI R5 del Autotek Motorsport de Gran Bretaña. Que alista el veterano Ken Skidmore y se consolida en el Cross Country Mundial con la Hilux oficial de Toyota By Overdrive Team, que maneja Jean-Marc Fortín.
Pero no debemos olvidar de la temporada 2012, donde el vínculo con los franceses de Citroën Racing, que Nasser realizo el lazo estrecho con la firma de Satory/Versalles, bajo el apoyo del gobierno de Qatar, mediante su primo Al-Thani, que dispuso de la DS3 WRC de ultima especificación similar a la de Ogier y Loeb. Ese paso fue fundamental para luego irrumpir en el futbol internacional, con la compra del PSG, el Paris Saint Germain, donde hoy es furor con la contratación del mejor futbolista del planeta, Leo Messi, el as de espadas número 30 del parque de los príncipes galo.
Portugal, ha sido siempre una plaza trascendental para los pilotos argentinos de Rally y nuestra columnista especial lusa, la hermosa Vera Von Monika, nos protagonizó un excelente resumen de nuestros mejores conductores con éxitos inolvidables en el WRC portugués.
El #ARGWRT, se activa en el pensamiento de todos, y el sueño que deseamos, empieza a tomar un impulso milimétrico con las negociaciones de la TOP RUN con los responsables de la TCR South América, para vender sus WRX STI de Subaru para la temporada 2022. Y así empezar a delinear el regreso al WRC3 con los coches de SPEC Rally2 Evo a partir del Rally de Montecarlo 2023. Y del agrado de los hermanos Agnello, es la empresa de automóviles checa, ŠKODA.
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The 140th edition of RRM is eagerly awaited, with all the latest news from the World Rally Championship. Offering special reports with exclusive interviews of international level.
In this time the edition of the month of March, has in its credit everything what happened with the triumph in Sweden, of the British Elfyn Evans with Toyota.

What will come from the Rome Capitale Rally 2020, valid for the European competition, organized by the Italian firm Motorsport Italia, which is headed by Max Rendina.
An intense note from the top executive of TEIN INC. in Japan, Mr. Yoshio Fujimoto, with his sporting support for their stable programs in Motorsport on a global level, both with the professional support of the Japanese shock absorbers for the WRX and WRC. Counting on his successful sports campaign as a driver in the 90’s with Toyota.
Which left the Monte Carlo Rally, with the princely victory of the Belgian Thierry Neuville, who drives the fabulous Hyundai Coupe i20 WRC Plus.

An exquisite and unique report to Mr. Yasuo Hiraoka, the head of Subaru Tecnica International, (STI), who thanks to the management of «kumi» Shinozaki, we were able to make this fantastic review with Mitaka’s boss.
Oliver Solberg, and his debut with the Fabia R5 EVO in Torsby.
The truncated schedule of the Speedagro Rally Argentina 2020, which has been postponed by the Coronavirus. And the Top Run of the Agnello brothers, who acquired a new generation Fabia R5 to run in the short term in the WRC3.
JESSICA VERZIN, the blonde Italian girl, who is in charge of the professional catering work for W RACING PROJECT for the 2019 world champion team of constructors, Hyundai Motorsport GmbH, stands out in the publication, showing her feminine and sensual side, and confirming the excellent work that WRP is doing, to provide a fantastic food service, from Italy to
the whole WRC Plus circus.

Finally the new French weapon of Renault Sport Racing of France, the New CLIO Rally 5, which was shown as car 0 in Monte Carlo and debuts in the Mexican Rally Azteca with the Argentinean driver Martin Suriani.
Leaves a bitter and sad taste the postponement of the 40 years of the Rally of the Republic of Argentina, but it is a reason of world health, that exceeds to all, and the first thing is the common sense and the prevention of all.
We expect news soon, with the 2 month interval that the WRC will have, after the dispute in the WRC 2020 in Leon.

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NOBRE’S 🇧🇷 OPEN-BOOT POLICY IN THE ERC 🇮🇹🌎

 

 

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NOBRE’S OPEN-BOOT POLICY IN THE ERC

Paulo Nobre completed stage five of Rally di Roma Capitale with his car boot open.

The FIA European Rally Championship regular from Brazilian explained that he forgot to close it properly prior to the run.

“I took out the [safety] helmets and forgot to close the boot so I make one special stage with the boot open so it was the opposite to Poland [when it was the bonnet that was open].”

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