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HOME HERO LATVALA 🇫🇮 LEADS IN FINLAND 🇫🇮OVERNIGHT 🇫🇮 🌏

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HOME HERO LATVALA LEADS IN FINLAND OVERNIGHT

The first full day of Rally Finland is over, with the crews having completed 126.55 competitive kilometres today and a total of 11 stages up until now (including Thursday night’s opening stage).
This morning ended with three Toyotas occupying the top three places, but at the end of the day there’s a red interloper: with Citroen’s Esapekka Lappi breaking the home team’s monopoly in third.

There’s also a change in leader, with Ott Tänak slipping down the order as he struggled with the ruts in the afternoon from first on the road, being passed by both his Toyota team mates as well as Lappi.

Local hero

As a result, the ever-popular Jari-Matti Latvala occupies the top slot on the leaderboard overnight, having won nearly all of the afternoon’s stages. “I knew that Ott had the more difficult job as the ruts are very narrow and he had to open them,” Latvala said. “Kris Meeke and Esapekka have been driving very well too. It’s very tight at the top still; tomorrow will be an extremely important day.”

The top six are covered by less than 15 seconds, and Latvala’s team mate Meeke is only 1.2 seconds behind him. “I’ve enjoyed my day,” said Meeke. “Everyone in the top four has given their maximum: it’s a great fight.” At one point, after SS8, three drivers in the top four were tied on identical times, only 0.6 seconds off the lead.

In third place overnight is Lappi, who regularly set top-three stages times in the afternoon after adjusting the set-up of his C3 WRC to cope with the rougher roads of this afternoon. “It’s working well, commented the Finn. “I’m not thinking about winning; I’m just taking it one stage at a time. This is top level sport; so close.”

Lappi is 1.2 seconds behind Meeke, while Tänak in fourth is a tiny 0.2 seconds behind Lappi. “The road cleaning is worse on the second passage,” said the former leader. “It’s just so hard to cope with the ruts. Still, I think it was a good day, everything considered. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. No doubt it will be another big push.”

Hyundai’s battle

The two Hyundais of Craig Breen and Andreas Mikkelsen are locked in a battle for fifth behind him, with Breen losing a bit of the confidence he showed in the morning, when he was able to get in among the leaders. The bonnet partially opening on Moksi 2 and blocking the Irishman’s view certainly didn’t help. He’s now only 1.8 seconds ahead of Mikkelsen, who enjoyed another strong run in the afternoon.

Sebastien Ogier, less than two seconds behind them in seventh, was also the victim of a bizarre incident on Moksi. As happened once before this year, in Chile, his Citroen’s in-car fire extinguisher went off on its own, making it difficult for Ogier to breathe for a while. The Frenchman said that he had given today everything he could – and with the gaps so small, it was important to keep pushing.

Going backwards

Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville was less happy, having led the rally last night but finishing Friday in eighth overall, half a minute behind the leader. In the morning he felt he had no pace, but the Belgian said it was a bit better in the afternoon. “It’s not easy to keep up the speed,” he added. “But at least we’ve pushed hard all day. And we’re going to keep pushing, because the rally is still very long.”

Ninth was M-Sport’s Teemu Suninen, who described his day simply as “sh*t”, before explaining: “It was quite frustrating not to be on the pace. I felt I did my best. I can find a few more tenths but not three or four seconds. Luckily, tomorrow is another day.”

He headed his Ford Fiesta WRC team mate Gus Greensmith, who completed the overall top 10, while 11th placed WRC2 Pro leader Kalle Rovanperä enjoyed a more positive afternoon after making some changes to his Skoda Fabia R5 at midday service to reduce oversteer.

As usual, it was a frantic battle in the Junior WRC standings. While Tom Kristensson led throughout the day, the runner-up spot was closely-fought.

Tomorrow, eight more stages are on the menu, starting with Pihlajakoski 1 at 08:08.

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2 August 2019

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RRM WRC ARGENTINA MAGAZINE 137 🇦🇷 🌍

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A 21 años de historia en el Rally Mundial, con este número 137. Nos desplegamos con una nómina de temas, muy interesante, desde el Rally de Gales con el triunfo de Ott Tänak, sobre la Yaris WRC de Toyota, que gestiona el finés Tommi Mäkinen. Además de una nota bastante significativa de la noruega Veronica Engan, hermosa copiloto y haciendo experiencia en la estructura de Jÿvaskyla en TGR WRT.
La despedida victoriosa del “vikingo” noruego Petter Solberg, en la clase WRC 2, junto al local Phil Mills, que en su última incursión en el Mundial de Rally, en Inglaterra al volante del Polo GTI R5 de la gerencia deportiva de Hannover por VW Motorsport. Y su hijo Oliver, que estrenó su vínculo en el WRC con el otro auto alemán de nueva generación.
El romano Max Rendina, regresa a la actividad profesional del Rally Mundial en el año próximo con la Fabia R5 EVO by Motorsport Italia.
El estupendo momento de Hyundai Motorsport GmbH, ante el liderazgo en la tabla de posiciones entre las marcas con sus veloces i20 WRC Plus 2019.
La normativa del flamante vehículo estadounidense en la clase R5, que fabrica y proyecta M-Sport, que conduce el inglés Malcom Wilson, el novedoso Fiesta R5 MK II.
La ratificación en el calendario de la entrada de japón al WRC 2020.
Prodrive, sigue aumentando ingresos para retornar a la base de su categoría estrella, el CMR, será en el 2022 con los coches híbridos. Volverá el auto azul de Mitaka con Banbury en la división técnica desde el Reino Unido.
Pläzy, festeja el título ecuménico de la WRC2 Pro con el escandinavo Kalle Rovanperä, ganando en Liverpool.
El anuncio oficial del WRC 2020, con la continuidad del Rally de la República Argentina en sus 40 años de historia, que se correrá en los días iniciales de mayo, en el ciclo venidero.
Fabio Andolfi, la realidad italiana, que expone ACI Sport y MSI en el WRC 2, manejando la Fabia R5 de la formación romana, que lideran Bruno De Pianto & Max Rendina.
STARD & TEIN, cumplen con el sueño de proyectar el Fiesta eléctrico “PROJECT E”, que correrá en el World RX 2021.
Una temporada auspiciosa, que nos eleva una epílogo más con la publicación RRM WRC Argentina, en sus 21 estaciones con la disciplina en el ámbito nacional y internacional.

 

 

 

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PETTER SOLBERG 🇳🇴 LANDS THE HIGH FIVE WITH ANOTHER WALES RALLY GB WIN 🇬🇧🌍

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The stars aligned for Petter in Wales last week,as former team-members joined him at Wales Rally GB.

Petter lands the high five with another Wales Rally GB win

 

 

The Solberg story headlines at Wales Rally GB (again)
Emotional farewell as Petter signs off with a WRC 2 victory
Petter: “That’s a proper way to say goodbye.”
Oliver fastest on his first ever WRC outing
Stunning Saturday morning speed, Oliver beats everybody on just his third WRC stage
Mixed emotions doesn’t come close for the Solberg family following another thrilling week in Wales.

Petter and Oliver drove their Volkswagen Polo GTI R5s on one of the season’s most complicated and competitive rallies. Both have a story to tell…

For Petter, a four-time Wales Rally GB winner, the last week has been an astonishingly rapid run down memory lane. It’s seven years since the triple world champion competed in Britain, but it felt like yesterday when he delivered the dream: a fifth Wales Rally GB win – admittedly, this one was in the WRC 2 category.

This time, even Hollywood was almost lost for words.

“Incredible,” he said. “Unbelievable. Since we planned the Farewell Tour at the start of the year, I wanted to come here and wanted to do GB. It was different this time with Oliver driving as well. The emotions were a little bit more complicated, but this result… what can I say?

“The comeback starts now!”

Petter admitted returning to one of the season’s most complicated rallies was not straightforward.

“I didn’t underestimate how tough this would be? But maybe I forgot a little bit about how tough it was! This rally is one of the hardest in the championship and it always was – that’s one of the things that make it so special when you are having the success here.

“The days are long and the roads are so, so difficult to read and take confidence from, but when you get it right, it’s the best feeling in the world.”

More on that comeback?

“Do you think I should? Maybe? No, we’re working on Oliver’s plan now. Oliver is the future for the Solberg story, mine is a little bit in the history now. Honestly, it’s been really nice, fun and a lot of emotions coming to this rally. I love this place and these people, so to share my last proper WRC round with Wales was so special for me and Phil.

“That was the proper way to say goodbye.”

Back to the future…

In the last week, Oliver’s World Rally Championship dream got real.

After an already insanely successful rookie season of four-wheel drive rallying, where Oliver has become the youngest ever European Rally Championship event winner and taken America by storm with Subaru Motorsports USA, Wales Rally GB was the next mountain to climb.

Predictably, Oliver made short work of his big moment. He was fastest of all the R5 cars (including WRC 2 Pro and WRC 2) on just his third stage in the World Rally Championship.

Unfortunately, a misted-up windscreen spoiled SS1, while a smashed wheel rim on the second test ruled him out Friday. After a day by the north Wales seaside, Oliver was very much back in business on Saturday morning.

That’s when the fastest times started. Nobody drove an R5 car faster than Oliver through Dyfi and Myherin. Nobody.

Unfortunately, just as the weekend was starting to fly, Sweet Lamb turned sour and Saturday was done.

“The car stopped,” said Oliver. “We don’t know why. We checked everything, but it wasn’t possible to continue. We came to service and the team made lots of investigations, worked on the car and then I could come back again on Sunday.

“Of course, it was disappointing that we couldn’t take the experience we wanted from all of the stages, but the thing I wanted to have a look at for myself was the speed.

“I have been asking myself for the whole time: “Where am I for the speed? How will I compare with the other guys?

“When I came to the first stage on Saturday morning, it was really difficult. I had nothing to win and a lot to lose if I crashed. Honestly, we drove at around 95 per cent and the times were good.”

Good? Try sensational.

Through the 26-kilometre Dyfi test, Oliver was 9.1 seconds faster than any other R5 cars. And 24.7s up on Papa.

“That was good,” he said. “I enjoyed that one – the grip was really good in places and this took me by surprise. I was braking early many times.”

In Myherin, Oliver could only manage fastest by 3.1s and this time Petter was just eight down.

After that, Saturday went south, but Sunday demonstrated more speed and more potential before he rolled in the penultimate test.

Oliver said: “The end of the event wasn’t like we wanted, but the dream really has come true for me to be here. Wales and the World Rally Championship wasn’t like my Papa told me it would be. It was evenbetter.”

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October 8, 2019

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AND NOW FOR MORE 🌏… AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 CONSIDERING FULL ERC CAMPAIGN 🌏

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Nasser Al-Attiyah celebrated his sixth Cyprus Rally victory on Sunday evening by revealing that he’s considering a full FIA European Rally Championship campaign in 2020.

Al-Attiyah, from Qatar, has enjoyed a long run of success in stage and cross-country rallying at both regional and international level.

He’s yet to tackle more than a handful of ERC events in any one season but that could change next year.

“We are thinking to the European [championship] next year, we will sit with the team and we will see,” said Al-Attiyah, who drove an Autotek Motorsport-run Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 to victory in Cyprus.

“To compete in different race [is the reason], we know everybody, the atmosphere in this European championship is really great, a family, and a lot of media. And when you win you win the race.”

In addition to a possible ERC bid, Al-Attiyah also confirmed he hopes to represent Qatar in skeet shooting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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