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OGIER SECOND, MIKKELSEN THIRD – VOLKSWAGEN SET FOR BIG FIGHTBACK ON FINAL DAY IN PORTUGAL

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Ogier second, Mikkelsen third – Volkswagen set for big fightback on final day in Portugal.

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

Ogier/Ingrassia defend second place from Mikkelsen/Jæger at the Rally Portugal
Volkswagen duos within striking distance of victory, Latvala/Anttila climb to sixth
Support from Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand

21 May, 2016

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC)
RALLY PORTUGAL

Wolfsburg (21 May 2016). Not for the faint-hearted: Volkswagen is well-placed in the race for victory and podium places at the Rally Portugal. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) were embroiled in a thrilling duel for second place on day two of the fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship – behind the leading Citroën duo of Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (GB/IRL). Ogier/Ingrassia produced an impressive performance on day two of the rally to retain the upper hand and a 3.1-second lead over Mikkelsen/Jæger. After exactly 300.68 of the 368.00 kilometres against the clock, Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) have climbed three places into sixth overall, having lost valuable time on Friday with a damaged power steering.

The Volkswagen drivers received support from on high, courtesy of Dr. Herbert Diess – Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand – who greeted all three duos personally in the service park in Porto, before taking the opportunity to follow the second loop live out on the route. The afternoon was dominated by the Volkswagen drivers, who won all the afternoon loop’s stages, the melodious “Baião”, “Marão” and “Amarante”. In doing so, Ogier, Mikkelsen and Latvala clocked the three fastest times on stages 13 and 15 of the Rally Portugal, taking the number of Volkswagen one-two-threes to 100 from a possible 799.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa paid the Volkswagen team a brief visit during the service on Saturday evening, where he not only met the Volkswagen drivers and co-drivers, but also Portuguese team members José Azevedo da Silva, Rui Cabeda, Marco Moreiras and João Passos.

Quotes after day two of the Rally Portugal

Sébastien Ogier, Volkswagen Polo R WRC #1
“It was a very tiring day, but Julien and I once again did everything we possibly could. We were right on the limit. As such, I am very happy with our performance. The Polo was perfect on the extremely tough and coarse routes, which really stretched me – particularly on the second loop. The tyre selection certainly contributed to us ending today in second place. I am now looking forward to the most spectacular stage of the rally – ‘Fafe’. For Julien and me, scrapping for points on the Power Stage in front of thousands of fans is a real highlight.”

Jari-Matti Latvala, Volkswagen Polo R WRC #2
“First and foremost, I would like to say a huge thank you to my mechanics. They did not have an easy job yesterday evening, and without them I would not be stood here. It goes without saying that Miikka and I were initially very disappointed with the start of the Rally Portugal. However, the important thing for today was to go and get some points towards the Manufacturers’ Championship and make up some places. We managed that. We may not be able to improve our position much anymore, but we will be giving it everything again on Sunday.”

Andreas Mikkelsen, Volkswagen Polo R WRC #9
“Compared to Friday I had a much better feel for the car today. We made a few changes to the set-up, which helped. That allowed me to drive as I like to today. Anders and I went beyond the limit. You can see the result in the overall standings. As such, we are more than confident going into Sunday’s final four stages. Anything can happen. It will certainly be an extremely exciting finale to the Rally Portugal.”

Jost Capito, Volkswagen Motorsport Director
“Ogier, Mikkelsen, Latvala – all three Volkswagen drivers were at their best today. You cannot ask for more than that. Andreas Mikkelsen, in particular, has made the battle for the podium at the Rally Portugal really exciting again. After fourth place yesterday, he has now climbed into third and goes into the Sunday just behind second place. Sébastien Ogier made the best of his starting position and can be proud of his performance. Jari-Matti Latvala showed great spirit after yesterday’s set-back and has also made progress up the standings. All in all, a good day for Volkswagen at the Rally Portugal.”

And then there was …

… soothing balm for ill-treated rally driver hands. After the power steering on his Volkswagen Polo R WRC broke, Jari-Matti Latvala had to work phenomenally hard at the wheel on the Friday of the Rally Portugal. At the end of the day, a number of painful blisters adorned the hands of the Finn in the Volkswagen team. Time for the healing hands of driver coordinator Willy Verhoeven, who, after consulting the medical department, dressed Latvala’s hands with soothing blister plasters. These worked miracles overnight, allowing Latvala to hold the steering wheel pain-free again on Saturday morning. Latvala’s way of thanking Verhoeven: a firm handshake.

Provisional result after day one of the Rally Portugal

01. Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (GB/IRL), Citroën, 1h 28m 53.3s
02. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Volkswagen, + 45.3s
03. Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N), Volkswagen, + 48.4s
04. Dani Sordo/Marc Martí (E/E), Hyundai, + 1m 20.0s
05. Eric Camilli/Benjamin Veillas (F/F), Ford, + 3m 04.2s
06. Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN), Volkswagen, + 4m 07.8s
07. Mads Østberg/Ola Fløene (N/N), Ford, + 6m 32.8s
08. Martin Prokop/Jan Tománek (CZ/CZ), Ford, + 8m 11.8s
09. Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson (S/S), Škoda, + 9m 54.2s
10. Nicolas Fuchs/Fernando Mussano (RCH/RA), Škoda, + 10m 26.2s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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