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A CHALLENGING WEEKEND BUT MORE POINTS FOR MATTIA VITA 🇮🇹 🌎

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A CHALLENGING WEEKEND BUT MORE POINTS FOR MATTIA VITA

 

 

Future Italian rally star Mattia Vita finished third on the Rally of Friuli Venezia Giulia last weekend: the latest round of the Italian Junior Rally Championship, which he aims to use as a springboard to the international Junior WRC next year.

This leaves him third in the championship heading into the final round in November, still with a chance of lifting the title. And with this usual determination, he’s focussed on giving it everything from here on.

Mattia and his co-driver Massimiliano Bosi were hindered last weekend by having to miss the previous round, the Rally di Roma Capitale, through no fault of their own. This meant that Mattia had been out of the car for more than two months by the time he got to the latest round based in Udine, with no pre-event testing either. The lack of seat time showed on the Rally of Friuli Venezia Giulia – which he was competing on for the very first time.

On the fast asphalt roads, 22-year-old Mattia gradually made progress but he felt that there was plenty more still to come by the time the 11 stages and 153.85 competitive kilometres were over. Like all the other competitors, Mattia was driving a turbocharged Ford Fiesta R2T: the same car used on the Junior WRC, where the world champions of tomorrow are made.

“Of course I enjoyed the rally and my first time on these roads but it was a little bit frustrating as I know I could have done so much better with more time in the car,” said Mattia. “We still managed to salvage third place, so it’s another podium, but I wish we could be starting the rally now, as I know then that I would be in a position to really challenge for the win!”

Nonetheless, it was another faultless performance and solid points haul for Mattia – underlining the consistency he has shown all season – which keeps him in the title fight that he may well be leading now, were it not for his forfeit in Rome.

“That’s not made things easy: I don’t like to think of what could have been possible had we been able to score points in Rome as well!” said Mattia. “But I’m the sort of person who finds adversity to be a strong motivation, and this year has really shown me what we are capable of. Thanks to Max and all our sponsors I know that we have the potential to fight for the title – and that’s what I’ll be doing now and in the future. Maximum attack!”

The Tuscan Rewind, the final round of the Italian Junior Rally Championship, takes place on gravel close to Mattia’s home at the end of November. It’s a celebration of the heritage of the sport using stages similar to those formerly seen on the Sanremo Rally in its heyday. Mattia is a second-generation rally driver, as his father Gianluca was also a competitor on the Italian Rally Championship. But now Mattia aims to take the next step onto the international stage.

ABOUT MATTIA
Mattia Vita began his motorsport career in karting with success in his native Italy and in Europe. He went on to race single-seaters in Formula 3 before making the switch to rallying, where both his father and mother have competed in the past. Last year, he finished just off the podium in his first international season: ERC Junior U27. For this year, he’s competing as part of ACI Team Italia in Italy and abroad, with the aim of contesting the Junior WRC in 2020.

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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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