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#SKODAMotorsport 🇨🇿 🌎 STRONG ŠKODA 🇨🇿 🌎 LINE-UP AT THE RALLYE MONTE-CARLO: WRC2 CHAMPION HAS SIGHTS SET ON VICTORY 🇨🇿 🌎 🇲🇨 🌎 🇳🇴 🌎

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#SKODAMotorsport 🇨🇿 🌎 STRONG ŠKODA 🇨🇿 🌎 LINE-UP AT THE RALLYE MONTE-CARLO: WRC2 CHAMPION HAS SIGHTS SET ON VICTORY  🇨🇿 🌎 🇲🇨 🌎 🇳🇴 🌎
Strong ŠKODA line-up at the Rallye Monte-Carlo: WRC2-Champion Mikkelsen has sights set on victory
› WRC2 champion Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) aims to repeat last year’s category win in the first round of the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship
› ŠKODA Motorsport-backed Toksport WRT fields two more ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo cars for Marco Bulacia (BOL) and Russian Nikolay Gryazin
› Former ŠKODA factory driver Freddy Loix from Belgium makes his comeback to the FIA World Rally Championship in a privately entered ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo
Mladá Boleslav, 18 January 2022 – Next weekend’s Rallye Monte-Carlo (20 – 23 January 2022) will open the FIA World Rally Championship, with the ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo once again making up a large part of the WRC2 field. The ŠKODA Motorsport-backed team Toksport WRT alone will be entering three ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo cars for Andreas Mikkelsen/Torstein Eriksen (NOR/NOR), Marco Bulacia/Marcelo Der Ohannesian (BOL/ARG) and Nikolay Gryazin/Konstantin Aleksandrov from Russia. Standing out among private ŠKODA drivers is the four-time Belgian rally champion Freddy Loix, who will be starting alongside co-driver Pieter Tsjoen.
Andreas Mikkelsen can look back on one of the most successful seasons of his career. Driving a ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo from team Toksport WRT, he won the WRC2 category of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2021 as well as the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) overall. This impressively builds on his previous successes in ŠKODA rally cars; Mikkelsen won the Intercontinental Rally Championship (IRC) in 2011 and 2012 in a FABIA S2000.
On his return to ŠKODA at the 2017 Rallye Monte-Carlo, Mikkelsen not only won the WRC2 category; he also finished seventh overall – surrounded by more powerful WRC1 cars. In January 2021, the Norwegian was able to repeat this success. Driving a ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo entered by Team Toksport WRT, Mikkelsen once again brought home a WRC2 category win, finishing seventh overall. Asked about his goals for the upcoming start of the 2022 season, he said, “I want to lay the foundation for defending the title with another WRC2 victory. Of course, I also want to finish as high up in the overall standings as possible again.”
Mikkelsen’s teammate at Toksport WRT is 21-year-old Marco Bulacia from Bolivia, who will be listening to his Argentine co-driver Marcelo Der Ohannesian calling the notes in the ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo. Bulacia finished the 2021 season fourth overall in the WRC2 drivers’ standings. “Last year’s Monte was our first ever rally where we alternated between asphalt, ice and snow. We learned a lot, I want to build on this experience, and I still treat this legendary rally with the respect it deserves,” Bulacia emphasises.
The Russian duo Nikolay Gryazin/Konstantin Aleksandrov switched to a ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo for the RallyRACC Rally de España in autumn 2021, achieving second place in their class straight off the bat. In December, they won the Rally National Hivernal du Dévoluy in France in the ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo. Armed with this experience, Gryazin/Aleksandrov will now tackle their third start at the Rallye Monte-Carlo. Like their Belgian veterans and brand colleagues Freddy Loix/Pieter Tsjoen (BEL/BEL), they are among the favourites in the field of Rally2 competitors. Four-time Belgian Rally Champion and former ŠKODA works driver Loix comes to the season opener with two podium finishes at the Rallye Monte-Carlo under his belt, having finished second overall in both 2009 and 2011.
The Rallye Monte-Carlo gets underway on Thursday (20 January) at 18:45 in front of the Principality’s casino, followed by two special stages over roughly 38 kilometres. On Friday
(21 January), the drivers will face six special stages, followed by five special stages on Saturday (22 January). On both days the teams have to manage without a service break at lunchtime. Sunday (23 January) has another four special stages in store. All in all, there are 17 special stages, covering a total distance of around 296 kilometres.
New for the 2022 season
In the past, Rally2 cars like the ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo were eligible to compete in both the WRC2 and WRC3 in the FIA World Rally Championship. Beginning with the 2022 season, the governing body FIA has introduced a new system. Starting with the Rallye Monte-Carlo, WRC2 is dedicated to Rally2 cars only, while WRC3 will be the category for the technologically less sophisticated Rally3 cars. This will make the competition in both categories fiercer than ever. Various classifications have been announced in the WRC2 category, the most important being titles for drivers, teams and juniors born after 1 January 1992.
The controlled petrol supplied to all cars taking part in WRC events is now made exclusively from sustainable resources, for example, bio waste.
Did you know, that…
… the Rallye Monte-Carlo was first held in 1911, making it the longest-standing event on the current WRC calendar?
…the rally was originally conceived to boost tourism in Monaco even in the otherwise less attractive winter months?
…the participants started all over Europe and even North Africa to a common meeting point in Monte-Carlo or France before the actual competition started – up to and including 1998 (in that year, the works teams were excluded)?
…choosing the right tyres at the Monte is extremely difficult and can make all the difference? The teams compete in up to four special stages without a service, relying on the four tyres they have mounted plus a maximum of two spare wheels. So, the choice of tyres is almost always a compromise; while one stage may be covered in deep snow, the next may be icy, wet or even completely dry.
…this is the reason for some strange tyre combinations? Occasionally, snow tyres with studs are mounted together with almost treadless slicks in a wide variety of configurations so that they are as well-equipped as possible for all conceivable road conditions.
The FIA World Rally Championship 2022
Rallye Monte-Carlo 20 – 23 January
Rally Sweden 24 – 27 February
Rally Croatia 21 – 24 April
Rally Portugal 19 – 22 May
Rally Italy Sardinia 2 – 5 June
Safari Rally Kenya 23 – 26 June
Rally Estonia 14 – 17 July
Rally Finland 4 – 7 August
Event still to be decided 18 – 21 August
Acropolis Rally Greece 8 – 11 September
Rally New Zealand 29 September – 2 October
RallyRACC Rally de España 20 – 23 October
Rally Japan 10 – 13 November 
Photos: ŠKODA Motorsport  🇨🇿  🌎
18 January #2022

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#RallyArgentina 🇦🇷 🌎 #2022 SPEEDAGRO YPF RALLY ARGENTINA 🇦🇷 🌎 CIERRE DE INSCRIPCIONES 🇦🇷 🌎

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#RallyArgentina 🇦🇷 🌎 #2022 SPEEDAGRO YPF RALLY ARGENTINA 🇦🇷 🌎 CIERRE DE INSCRIPCIONES 🇦🇷 🌎
SpeedAgro Rally Argentina: Cierre de inscripciones
13 abril 2022 – Del 22 al 24 de abril, se disputará el SpeedAgro Rally Argentina en Mina Clavero, en la provincia de Córdoba. En el día de la fecha, será el cierre de inscripciones para las tripulaciones extranjeras del CODASUR.
Esta nueva edición del SpeedAgro Rally Argentina, que además rendirá homenaje a Jorge Recalde, será válida por el Campeonato FIA CODASUR y el Rally Argentino. Consecuentemente, desde su anuncio, se convirtió en una competencia sumamente atractiva para los pilotos de toda la región, no solo por su histórico prestigio, sino también por el itinerario de carrera que contará con la presencia de tramos emblemáticos.
Entre la extensa lista de los pilotos que correrán las pruebas especiales en Traslasierra por el Campeonato Sudamericano, dentro de los RC5, se puede citar la participación de tripulaciones de los distintos países del continente como es el caso de Alba Ramirez-Gregorio Cespedes (Bol/Arg, Ford Fiesta Kinetic), Martin Tomas-Juan Pablo Pernigotti (Par/Arg, Ford Fiesta Kinetic), Guillermo Botazzani-Bernardo Coronel (Arg/Arg, Ford Fiesta Kinetic), Andre Allegretti-Pedro Sosa (Bra/Par, Honda Civic), Rodrigo Fialho-Rodrigo Arbiza (Uru/Uru, Renault Clio), entre tantos otros.
Por supuesto, el listado de competidores entre los RC2 también estará muy bien representado con Fabrizio Zaldivar-Carlos Del Barrio (Pry/Esp, Hyundai I20 N Rally 2), Gustavo Saba-Fernando Mussano (Pry/Arg, Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2), Roberto Saba-Leonardo Suaya (Bol/Arg, Skoda Fabia Rally2), Miguel Zaldivar-Diego Cagnotti (Pry/Arg, Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2), Augusto Bestard y José Luis Díaz (Pry/Arg, Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2), Marcos Ligato-Rubén García (Arg, Citröen C3), Augusto D’Agostini-Juan Pablo Carrera (Arg, Skoda Fabia), Alejandro Cancio-Santiago García (Arg, Skoda Fabia), por mencionar solo a algunos de los pilotos que competirán en Argentina.
Las tripulaciones extranjeras que quieran competir por el CODASUR podrán completar tramitar su inscripción a través de la página wwww.rallyargentina.com, hasta el día hoy a las 20hs. Por su parte, las tripulaciones argentinas que se inscriban en el Campeonato FIA CODASUR y Argentino podrán hacerlo hasta el viernes 15.
En esta oportunidad, el SpeedAgro Rally Argentina tendrá un itinerario conformado por 11 tramos, con 147,61km de especiales y un total de 458,53km.
Acreditaciones de prensa
Los medios de comunicación que deseen cubrir esta edición del Rally Argentina podrán tramitar su acreditación online a través de la web del rally, hasta el 15 de abril.
EL TRAMO LUNAR ARGENTINO 🇦🇷 🌎
SS 9/11 – GIULIO CESARE – MINA CLAVERO – 19,33 Km – 24 de abril – Hora: 10:13/13:36
El solo nombre de este especial lo define. Uno de los clásicos cordobeses, conocido y elogiado en el ámbito del rally mundial ¡Es el tramo que Jorge Raúl Recalde corría sin que sus navegantes leyeran la hoja de ruta, lo sabía de memoria! En esta oportunidad se correrá bajando hacia Mina Clavero. El comienzo es serpenteando entre las grandes piedras de las Altas Cumbres, con un tránsito un poco lento sobre un piso duro y algo roto. Luego mejora el piso, se hace un poco más veloz pero siempre sinuoso en un paisaje inigualable hasta Villa Benegas. Desde allí, es cada vez más veloz, con el piso que mejora mucho, pero que exige manejo hábil en cada metro. Sobre el final transita sobre el clásico Puente del Cura para terminar pocos metros después.
13 de Abril #2022

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LA VIGENCIA DE CLAUDIO MENZI 🇦🇷 🌎 EN EL PROVINCIAL CORDOBÉS 🇦🇷 🌎

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LA VIGENCIA DE CLAUDIO MENZI 🇦🇷 🌎 EN EL PROVINCIAL CORDOBÉS 🇦🇷 🌎
UN REGRESO A TODA ORQUESTA CON EL NISSAN MARCH DE LA CLASE RC5 🇦🇷 🌎
En un fin de semana muy interesante con la iniciación del Campeonato Provincial Cordobés de Rally, en la ciudad de La Calera, se llevó a cabo esta significativa competencia en la provincia mediterránea de nuestro país.
Con una masiva inscripción de binomios, alrededor de 128 anotados, donde lo más granado de la especialidad en esta región se dio cita. Con el vencedor de la general, el rio cuartense Juan Marchetto sobre un Mitsubishi del Grupo de Producción.
Mientras que en la divisional RC5, la victoria quedó en manos del cordobés, Claudio Menzi, navegado por Miguel Vera, incluyendo a la máquina nipona Nissan con su hermoso modelo March. Aventajando de punta a punta a sus rivales y dejando en claro su permanente intensidad sobre un auto de Rally. La idea del #Mariscal” es seguir en la totalidad del certamen y reeditar sus éxitos en el pasado, tanto en el Rally Nacional, como en la época dorada del Córdoba Rally Team junto a Martín Christie, Gabriel Pozzo y su reemplazante en ese entonces, Marcos Ligato.
Buena vidriera del Nissan March, que se impone con claridad en la división nutrida RC5 del clásico cordobés en La Calera.
12 de Abril #2022

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#WRP #WRacingProject W Racing Project 🔵 🔴 New Collaborations 🔵 🔴

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#WRP #WRacingProject W Racing Project 🔵 🔴  New Collaborations 🔵 🔴

 

We are thrilled to announce the start of new collaborations, the 24h series championship and the GT championship, where Valentino Rossi currently runs.
Our goal is to bring taste and quality to the track, through our culinary skills as catering!
As a first collaboration, an Italian stage, the famous Mugello, in which we managed to create a wonderful event with the participation of La Sciabola sul Collo and the wines of Vigneti Radica.
We await the Imola GT for this weekend and the Croatian rally with Hyundai from 21 to 24 April, coinciding with the 12h of Spa-Francoshamp.
 
Our aim?
Create a team show that leads to results in all sectors
Media @WRacingProject 🔵 🔴
 
#WRP #WRacingProject #CroatiaRally #SPAFRANCORCHAMPS #24HSERIES 🔵 🔴
 
11 April #2022

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