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PAOLO ANDREUCCI ANNA ANDREUSSI AND PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5 LEAD DAY ONE OF THE 4TH RALLY ROMA CAPITALE

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PAOLO ANDREUCCI ANNA ANDREUSSI AND PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5 LEAD DAY ONE OF THE 4TH RALLY ROMA CAPITALE.

Paolo Andreucci, Anna Andreussi (Peugeot 208 T16 R R5 #2)

Peugeot Italia’s crew closed only five tenths ahead of the Skoda Fabia R5 of Scandola and D’Amore. Basso and Granai, Ford Fiesta R5, unlucky and slowed down by electric issues at halfway through when in the lead

24/09/2016

ITALIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Rome, 24 September 2016 – A Good and tough race, one that challenged heavily men and cars. The 4th Rally Roma Capitale, valid as seventh of the eight races of the Italian Rally Championship, gave its first verdicts and a lot of twists. Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi got the full haul on Peugeot 208 T16 R5, leading Umberto Scandola and Guido d’Amore, Skoda Fabia R5 by half a second and Giandomenico Basso and Lorenzo Granai, Ford Fiesta R5 by 33’’1. The difficult day that featured three loops on the Bellegra “Vittelia” and Rocca di Cave “Tito Livio” stages and two of the Rocca S.Stefano “Rocca D’Equi”, saw Giandomenico Basso and his Ford taking an early lead. The Italian driver kept the lead until stage five of the ten scheduled for Day 1 before giving the lead away due to a sudden stop of their Ford Fiesta R5, that remained still in the stage for about twenty seconds. Paolo Andreucci got the lead on Peugeot 208 T16 R5 as he was close to the classification leader, and took the lead in the CIR’s absolute classification.

The Tuscan driver showed a great shape thereafter, keeping the lead and fending off Umberto Scandola who nearly managed to get past Andreucci in the finale, stopping half a second short in the spectacle stage at Colosseo Quadrato. The tough battle has also reflected in the victory tally, with Paolo Andreucci taking five wins, Basso three and Scandola two.

Behind the top three, Alessandro Perico and Mauro Turati, Peugeot 208 T16 R5, and Gabriele Ciavarella with Daniele Michi, follow with a bit of delay, both also competing for the Rally Asphalt Trophy. The driver from Bergamo has had a strong day despite being at the debut in this rally. Michele Tassone and Alice De Marco, also run a strong day, despite this being their first time on these streets. In the Asphalt trophy they closed seventh on another Peugeot 208 T16 R5. Simone Campedelli and Danilo Fappani were hit by bad luck on the GPL Ford Fiesta R5 that was slowed down by a wrong tyre choice and in the closing stage they lost a wheel slipping down to P9.

A good battle has also been fought in the Italian Rally Junior Championship, where Giuseppe Testa led Marco Pollara by only 5 tenths. In the women trophy, Corinne Federighi, Renault Clio R3C, run a strong race and is motivated to keep the classification lead ahead of rival Beatrice Calvi, Peugeot 208 R2.

In the Italian R1 Championship, Renato Travaglia has been the quickest on the Suzuki Baleno SR. In the Suzuki Rally Trophy, Stefano Martinelli has been the quickest on the Swift R1, while in the Renault trophies, Luca Panzani led the Clio R3T proceeding Kevin Gilardoni; while Riccardo Canzian had the upper hand in the Twingo R1.

The final verdict is expected for tomorrow with day 2. Five stages will be run tomorrow, with two loops on the Guarcino–Altipiani “Bonifacio VIII” (11,80 km) at 9:25 and 11:47 and on the Monte Livata “Caput Mundi” (21,35 km) at 10:09 and 13:31, that will be covered by ACI Sport’s live streaming in SS 12 (at 10:09). The second appointment available at acisportitalia.it is scheduled for 16.50 in Euroma2. The closing spectacle stage Monastero “San Speco” (8,75km) is scheduled for 14:57. The race will end at 17.01 with the prize ceremony at Euroma2 Shopping Experience.

CLASSIFICATION 4TH RALLY ROMA CAPITALE DAY 1: 1. Andreucci-Andreussi (Peugeot 208 T16 R5) in 49’50.6; 2. Scandola-D’Amore (Skoda Fabia R5) at 0.5; 3. Basso-Granai (Ford Fiesta R5) at 33.1;4. Perico-Turati (Peugeot 208 T16 R5) at 1’19.4; 5. Ciava-Michi (Ford Fiesta R5) at 1’39.2; 6. Re-Ciucci (Ford Fiesta R5) at 1’47.6; 7. Tassone-De Marco (Peugeot 208 T16 R5) at 1’48.1; 8. Di Cosimo-Francescucci (Skoda Fabia R5) at 1’58.7; 9.Campedelli-Fappani ( Ford Fiesta gpl) at 2’01.7; 10. Testa-Mangiarotti (Peugeot 208 R2B) at 4’58.8.

DRIVERS CIR CLASSIFICATION DAY 1: Andreucci 75 pts; Basso 74,75; Scandola 67; Campedelli 41,50; Perico 27.

CONSTRUCTORS CIR CLASSIFICATION DAY 1: Ford 99,25 pts; Peugeot 84,50; Skoda 61.

DRIVERS CIR JUNIOR CLASSIFICATION DAY 1: Testa 68,75 pts; Pollara 58,75; Calvi 38,5;Bernardi 33; Mazzocchi 30,50.

CIR ASPHALT TROPHY CLASSIFICATION DAY 1: Perico 43,50 pt; Tempestini 31,50; Campedelli 28,50; Rusce 23,75; Ciava 23; Tassone 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OGIER SUPERÓ A SORDO EN LA SEGUNDA ETAPA DE ASFALTO EN CATALUÑA Y VA POR SU CUARTO TÍTULO CON VOLKSWAGEN

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ŠKODA HACE EL 1-2 EN LA WRC2 CON KOPECKÝ Y TIDEMAND.

M-SPORT & VW, PRESENTARÁN SUS NUEVOS COCHES WRC 2017 A MEDIADOS DE DICIEMBRE.

15 de Octubre 2016

La ilusión del cántabro Dani Sordo, del día de hoy, era mantener la lígera diferencia que cosechó ayer en la etapa de ripio mojado con algunos sectores con barro tripulando su efectivo Hyundai i20 WRC New Generation.

Pero hoy nada fue sencillo para el español, en primera instancia con problemas de subviraje en su unidad coreana armada en la factoría alemana de Alzenau, que le hicieron perder al término de la jornada valiosos segundos. Sin embargo, hay que decir, que el galo Sébastien Ogier realizó una remontada de aquellas, estableciendo cronos al más no poder, con un ataque frénetico sobre el piloto local de Hyundai, demostrando porque es el conductor de la especialidad del momento con casi cuatro coronas consecutivas en su haber, pilotando de forma perfecta el Polo R WRC junto a su amigo e inseparable navegante Julien Ingrassia. Descontando los 17 segundos que había de distancia entre ambos al finalizar el día inicial de tierra y ahora aventajando por 5.8 segundos contra la motivación intacta que origina Sordo, en el Rally de su casa, frente a su público y ante la gran oportunidad de cortar la racha negativa de no poder ganar en Cataluña.

En tercer escalón y en discordia se ubicó el belga Thierry Neuville, con el otro i20 WRC oficial de última evolución, con tiempos aceptables, pero lejos de Ogier y Sordo, y favoreciéndose, tras al abandono sorpresivo por vuelco del noruego Andreas Mikkelsen en la prueba especial 12, cuándo ocupaba la tercera plaza y tenía opciones de podio. Sin poder implementar su gran actuación del 2015, el rubio de Noruega, se va con las manos vacías de Salou.

En tanto que el fines Jari-Matti Latvala ha tenido un Rally para el olvido con el Polo R WRC número 2, con muchos inconvenientes, tanto en errores de conducción, con trompos, etc y pérdida de tiempo relevante en los varios pinchazos que lo consumió, quedando entre los 20 mejores clasificados al culminar este día sábado en PortAventura.

El “Kiwi” Hayden Paddon se recompuso de la mala puesta a punto del viernes y sostuvo un plan de trabajo constante a bordo de su i20 WRC, optando por la interesante cuarta posición, teniendo al británico Kris Meeke de la DS3 WRC by Abu Dhabi y al noruego Mads Ostberg de M-Sport entre el quinto y sexto puesto respectivamente, a sus espaldas, del talento de Nueva Zelanda, que se anima a decir, que sueña con el podio en suelo catalán.

Mientras que en la WRC2, las cosas están muy claras, solo una escuadra que domina a voluntad, los checos de ŠKODA, con sus dos estrellas que manejaron formidablemente sus Fabia R5, el experimentado Jan Kopecký y el sueco Pontus Tidemand. Que desde mañana buscarán el 1-2 fantástico para la marca que gestiona Michal Hräbanek y Pavel Hortek, desde su cuartel general ligado a Praga en Mladá Bolesvav.

Para finalizar dos cosas, los constructores M-Sport de Ford y Volkswagen Motorsport han confirmado que mostrarán próximamente a la prensa especializada a mediados del mes de diciembre sus nuevos autos de cara al revolucionario WRC 2017. Los esperados nuevos Fiesta RS WRC y VW Polo R WRC con las innovaciones aligeradas de las especificaciones que propone la FIA bajo la regulación WRCar 017 desde Montecarlo, la apertura central del Mundial en el año próximo.

54 – RallyRACC-Cataluña-Costa Daurada WRC 2016

Clasificación General Día 2

1-Ogier-Ingrassia-VW Polo R WRC – 2h.35m.12s.8/10 99.813 km/h.
2-Sordo-Marti-Hyundai i20 WRC New Generation -a 5s.8/10
3-Neuvile-Gilsoul-Hyundai i20 WRC New Generation -a 1m.03s9/10.
4-Paddon-Kennard-Hyundai i20 WRC New Generation -a 1m.20s.
5-Meeke-Nagle-DS3 WRC -a 1m.57s.9/10
6-Ostberg-Floene-Ford Fiesta RS WRC -a 2m.35s.7/10
7-Tanak-Molder-Ford Fiesta RS WRC -a 4m.24s.7/10

WRC2
1-Kopecky-Dresler-ŠKODA Fabia 2h.42m.54s.4/10 95.138 km/h.
2-Tidemand-Andersson-ŠKODA Fabia-a 14s.3/10

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DANI SORDO CON POCAS CHANCES DE PODIO EN EL TOUR DE CORSE

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DANI SORDO CON POCAS CHANCES DE PODIO EN EL TOUR DE CORSE.

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Dani Sordo pierde opciones de podio en Córcega.

Cuando ocupaba la tercera posición provisional del Rally Tour de Corse, Dani Sordo se ha visto retrasado debido a un pinchazo en la última especial disputada hoy.

Sordo se ha visto apeado de la lucha por el podio por el que peleaba igual que en el pasado Rally de Alemania, y afrontará la segunda etapa de la prueba corsa en novena posición con el objetivo de llegar con el mayor número de puntos posibles el domingo a Porte-Vecchio, donde finalizará la presente edición del Rally Tour de Corse, décima prueba puntuable para el Campeonato del Mundo de Rallyes.

Dani empezaba la jornada acusando algo de subviraje en su Hyundai i20 WRC, a pesar de lo que marcaba el tercer mejor tiempo en la primera especial del día, Acqua Doria-Albitreccia, de 49,72 kilómetros. El piloto español del Hyundai Shell World Rally Team se iba encontrando más a gusto a medida que transcurría la etapa, pero pinchaba una de las ruedas traseras a pocos kilómetros del comienzo del último tramo cronometrado disputado hoy, perdiendo aproximadamente dos minutos: “Después de los tramos de la mañana me encontraba más a gusto con el coche, y he conservado los neumáticos en el primer tramo de la tarde de cara al último, pero he notado que el coche se movía de la parte trasera hasta que hemos comprobado que se trataba de un pinchazo y hemos tenido que parar a cambiar la rueda en pleno tramo. Ha sido decepcionante. No sé cómo ha ocurrido. Una pena, ya que nos encontrábamos en una buena tercera plaza. Intentaremos ganar alguna posición de aquí al domingo”, explicaba Sordo tras finalizar el último tramo disputado hoy.

Con salida y llegada desde Bastia, al norte de la isla, la jornada de mañana sábado será la más larga del Rally Tour de Corse y estará compuesta de dos bucles a los tramos La Porta-Valle di Rostino (53,72 kilómetros) y Novella-Pietralba (30,80 kilómetros).

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HOME, SPEED HOME – OGIER IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN ON DAY OF THE RALLY FRANCE

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Home, speed home –
Ogier in a league of his own on day one of the Rally France.

Sébastien Ogier (F), Julien Ingrassia (F) Volkswagen Polo R WRC (2016) WRC Rally France - Corsica 2016 Photo: Bodo Kräling

Four stages, four fastest times – Ogier/Ingrassia open commanding lead on home soil
Latvala/Anttila and Mikkelsen/Jæger within touching distance of the podium in third and fourth

30th September 2016

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC)
RALLY FRANCE

Wolfsburg (30 September 2016). It doesn’t get any better than this. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) made a perfect start to the Rally France on Corsica in their Polo R WRC. The three-time world champions, who could claim the title for the fourth time in a row with victory at their home race – provided other results go their way – won all four special stages on the opening day of round ten of this season’s FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Two of the duos out to prevent the Frenchmen from getting their hands on the title this weekend are their Volkswagen team-mates, who are also on course for success: Jari-Matti Latvala/Mikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) ended day one in third place, just ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) in fourth. Second place after 157.68 of 390.92 kilometres against the clock is occupied by Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (B/B, Hyundai). While Ogier/Ingrassia opened a commanding lead of 44 seconds, just 15 seconds separate the chasing pack of three in their battle for second and third.

The opening day featured some typical Corsican special stages: narrow, winding roads and long sections put driver, co-driver and car through their paces in gorgeous autumn weather.

Quotes after day one of the Rally France

Sébastien Ogier, Volkswagen Polo R WRC #1
“An ideal opening day for Julien and me – beautiful stages, superb weather and a perfect car. The key to stage one was to find our rhythm. Looking at the lead we opened, we appear to have done just that. It was pretty hot in the cockpit in the afternoon, particularly on the long 50-kilometre stage. We have a similarly demanding day ahead of us tomorrow, particularly if the weather deteriorates. However, we obviously want to continue as we were today, to make sure we win in the end. That is definitely the goal at our home rally.”

Jari-Matti Latvala, Volkswagen Polo R WRC #2
“We were a little too cautious at first, but gradually found our rhythm the further into the rally we got. We can make a few improvements here and there, for example when braking, but apart from that we are racing the right way for the Rally Corsica. That only makes the outstanding times set by our team-mate Sébastien Ogier all the more astonishing. Hats off to his performance. We will obviously try to stick with him tomorrow and on Sunday. If we can, we have a good chance of finishing on the podium.”

Andreas Mikkelsen, Volkswagen Polo R WRC #9
“We are not so much focusing on winning the world championship, but more on securing second place. With that in mind, we are going nicely in fourth place. I struggled to know how hard to brake in the morning. Unfortunately, we lost a lot of time as a result. Apart from that, though, it was a good day for us, but we have two more challenging days ahead to come.”

Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport Director
“We could hardly hope for a better start to the Rally France. Sébastien Ogier was clearly in a league of his own, while Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen are also well-placed. First, third and fourth is more than we had expected and hoped for. However, everyone in the team is well aware that we are only one third of the way into the rally and we still have a lot of work ahead of us. If we remain as focused as we have been so far, there is a good chance we will be rewarded with a strong result.”

And then there was …

… a little milestone. Andreas Mikkelsen is contesting his 75th rally in the World Rally Championship at the Rally France – the 45th with Volkswagen and the tenth with his co-driver Anders Jæger. The Norwegian made his debut at the 2006 Rally Great Britain. Since then, he has finished on the podium on 18 occasions, including victories at the 2015 Rally Spain and the 2016 Rally Poland – all with the Polo R WRC.

Standings after day two of the Rally France

01. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Volkswagen, 1h 37m 52.8s
02. Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (B/B), Hyundai, + 44.0s
03. Jari-Matti Latala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN), Volkswagen + 58.0s
04. Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N), Volkswagen, + 59.3s
05. Craig Breen/Scott Martin (GB/GB), Citroën, + 1m 18.7s
06. Hayden Paddon/John Kennard (NZ/NZ), Hyundai, + 1m 26.2s
07. Eric Camilli/Benjamin Veillas (F/F), Ford, + 2m 00.7s
08. Elfyn Evans/Craig Perry (GB/GB), Ford, + 2m 36.3s
09. Dani Sordo/Marc Martí (E/E), Hyundai, + 2m 39.1s
10. Mads Østberg/Ola Fløene (N/N), Ford, + 2m 41.9s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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