PEDRO FONT SIGUE ENTRE LOS DIEZ MEJORES

Duro fin de semana para el balear que aspiraba a estar más arriba

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Grandvalira Circuit-Pas de la Casa (Andorra), domingo 18 de enero de 2015

Esta semana llegaba la esperada nieve al Grandvalira Circuit lo que nos dejaba una pista en excelentes condiciones, además durante el sábado tanto pilotos, como aficionados han podido disfrutar de una auténtica jornada de competición,  con muy buena visibilidad, temperaturas bajas y la presencia del sol. Ello se tradujo en una gran afluencia de público que animó la G2, segunda carrera de las G Series BPA 2015.

Los hombres de PCR Sport el sábado tenían a punto el Mini Cooper de Pedro Font y de su compañero Xevi Pons, aunque poco podían hacer para que el mismo fuera más efectivo frente a sus rivales los Protos. Los neumáticos de esta temporada no terminan de ir bien, a medida que transcurre las vueltas el compuesto coge temperatura y los clavos se mueven, lo que hace que pierdan agarre.

En los entrenamientos cronometrados, el piloto de Manacor se mostraba muy regular, aunque no podía bajar de los 53” firmando su mejor vuelta con un tiempo de 53.163 lo que le dejaba anclado en el décimo primer puesto de la general de 4RM.

La Serie 1 se disputaba antes de comer con una pista en perfectas condiciones y con todos los pilotos con ganas de dar guerra. El mallorquín probaba diferentes soluciones y trazadas buscando la mayor efectividad del Mini. Rebajaba sus tiempos en un segundo, en parte debido al estado de la pista, no obstante sufría mucho debido al poco agarre de sus neumáticos a medida que pasaban las vueltas. Su mejor registro lo conseguía en la segunda vuelta, no pudiendo pasar de una discreta décimo cuarta plaza.

Las cinco vueltas de la segunda serie de Pedro Font fueron interminables, el manacorí intento estar en la pomada, y de hecho subió varios enteros en la general, finalizando en la décimo primera plaza, pero bastante decepcionado por no poder estar más adelante.

En la final el balear partía desde la sexta plaza en la final B y tras el  banderazo de salida tenía que ver como sus rivales le tomaban la delantera y lo dejaban atrás. Imprimía un buen ritmo de carrera y jugaba bien sus cartas al entrar en los primeros compases de carrera en la curva “joker” lo que le permitía recuperar un puesto. Finalmente acabaría en quinto lugar. Después de que dos rivales suyos pagaran caro su fogosidad, ambos acabaron clavados en la nieve.

De esta manera el balear mantiene su puesto entre los diez primeros tras la G2, pero se plantea seriamente, tras conversar con su compañero de equipo, cambiar de montura o abandonar el campeonato ante la imposibilidad de cambiar los neumáticos, punto clave que tiene en jaque al equipo PCR Sport.

Tras dos fines de semana consecutivos, los participantes de las G Series BPA descansarán una semana para regresar el 31 de enero con la G3.

G2: Clasificación final 4RM G Series BPA 2015

1-Marc Gutiérrez (Peugeot Evo II/Crèdit Andorrà), 43 puntos

2-Nil Solans (Mitsubishi Colt/PCR Sport), 37 puntos

3-Fernando Monje (Peugeot Evo III/Tot Car Sport), 36 puntos

4-Carlos Ezpeleta (Ford Fiesta/MotoGP Team), 31 puntos

5-Aleix Espargaró (Peugeot Red Car/MotoGP Team), 31 puntos

6-Xevi Pons (Mini Cooper/PCR Sport), 29 puntos

7-Manel Guiral (Peugeot Evo II/Crèdit Andorrà), 24 puntos

8-Ferran Monje (Peugeot Evo III/Tot Car Sport), 19 puntos

9-Tito Rabat (Peugeot White Car/MotoGP Team), 15 puntos

10-Pedro Font (Mini Cooper/PCR Sport), 15 puntos

Etc. hasta 20 clasificados


Más información en: http://www.gseriesbpa.com/index.php

Los comentarios de Pedro Font
“Hemos sufrido mucho este fin de semana la falta de agarre del Mini es patente y poco o nada podemos hacer para estar más arriba. El equipo tiene una semana para realizar alguna que otra prueba y tal vez tomar la decisión de cambiar de montura, o bien replantearse la participación en el resto de pruebas.”

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PEDRO FONT APUESTA UNA VEZ MÁS POR LAS G SERIES BPA

El piloto balear se medirá de nuevo a los mejores sobre el hielo del Grandvalira Circuit

Manacor, Illes Balears (España), miércoles 07 de enero de 2015

Acaba de empezar un nuevo año, una nueva temporada para el piloto mallorquín, Pedro Font, que nuevamente reitera su compromiso con las G Series BPA. Un campeonato que discurre en los dos primeros meses del año, consta de cinco carreras, y se disputa íntegramente en el Grandvalira Circuit, muy cerca de Pas de La Casa (Andorra). El circuito tiene mil metros de largo y diez metros de ancho, que combina una amplia recta con virajes de todo tipo, totalmente cubierto de hielo y nieve, un circuito que es todo un referente en el sur de Europa.

Al igual que la temporada pasada, Pedro Font competirá en el apartado reservado a los vehículos con tracción a las cuatro ruedas 4RM, lo hará al volante del Mini Cooper del equipo PCR Sport, que compartirá con el piloto catalán, Xevi Pons, vencedor de 4RM en las dos últimas ediciones.

Como de costumbre, Pep Codinach estará al frente del equipo PCR Sport, que además de preparar el Mini Cooper para correr sobre hielo, hará las labores de asistencia durante todo el certamen.

10º Aniversario del campeonato
El campeonato de velocidad sobre hielo cumple este año su décimo aniversario y se presentan de lo más animadas. Su formato varía un poco respecto a la pasada edición. Los horarios serán más compactos y se disputaran las cinco pruebas siempre en sábado. Uno de los objetivos del Automòbil Club d’Andorra es el de aligerar en lo posible el horario de las pruebas, en aras de conseguir una mayor comodidad para los espectadores y equipos. Todo ello hará que las carreras empiecen pero también finalicen antes, a través de un nuevo timing que se estrenará este fin de semana.

Horarios G1
Entrenamientos para debutantes: 08:30 a 09:30h
Entrenamientos libres para todos: 10:00 a 11:10h
Entrenamientos cronometrados para todos: 11:10 a 12:20h
Serie 1 para 4RM y 2RM: 12:30 a 13:30h
Serie 2 para 4RM y ‘The Duelo’: 16:00 a 16:55h
1ª Final 2RM: 17:00h
The Duelo-2: 17:20h
Final B 4RM: 17:35h
2ª Final 2RM: 18:00h
The Duelo-3: 18:20h
Final A 4RM: 18:35h
Reparto de premios: 19:30h
Esta G1 se disputará en el sentido de giro habitual al Circuit d’Andorra-Pas de la Casa (salida en ligera subida)y se mantendrá la curva ‘joker’ justo al final de la parabólica, que los coches de las dos categorías deberán realizar obligatoriamente una vez durante la disputa de su Final.

Más información en: http://www.gseriesbpa.com/index.php

Los comentarios de Pedro Font
“Llevó muchos meses en dique seco y tengo muchas ganas de regresar a las G Series, hay un gran ambiente, a pesar de la gran competencia que tenemos. El viernes realizaremos unas tandas de entrenamiento sobre tierra para hacer manos y desoxidarnos un poco. El sábado tendré que ponerme las pilas en los entrenamientos libres para recuperar el feeling que tenía el pasado año.”

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Thrilling start to 2015 ERC season

Thrilling start to 2015 ERC season

 

The 2015 FIA European Rally Championship got off to a thrilling start on the ice and snow of Upper Austria earlier this week with Kajetan Kajetanowicz, Vojtěch Štajf and Sławomir Ogryzek emerging as the three big winners.

Kajetanowicz claimed the overall victory on the Internationale Jännerrallye powered by GaGa Energy – and 7000 Euros in prize money – in his LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 with Štajf and Ogryzek taking the ERC2 and ERC3 laurels respectively. Kajetanowicz also opened up a huge lead in the ERC Ice Master classification by going fastest on all but one of the 18 stages.

Elsewhere, Robert Consani scored a ERC career-high second place following a fine drive, with Alexey Lukyanuk earning the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy after he battled back from 23rd to third after an engine issue on stage one. Click here for all the latest results and standings.

 

Kajetanowicz the big winner as 20,000 Euros ERC prize fund is handed out

Kajetanowicz the big winner as 20,000 Euros ERC prize fund is handed out

Kajetan Kajetanowicz will return home to his native Poland a winner in more ways than one. Not only did the LOTOS Rally Team ace claim victory on the FIA European Rally Championship season-opener, he also bagged 7000 Euros in prize money.

ERC promoter Eurosport Events has created a package of financial rewards in partnership with several key stakeholders to assist drivers without manufacturer support competing in the ERC. It is the first time in recent history that a major international rally championship has offered a season-long prize fund and is another example of how Eurosport Events is assisting drivers and teams contesting the ERC, having previously introduced a number of cost-cutting measures.

The round-by-round prize fund of 20,000 Euros will be allocated to the seven highest-placed eligible drivers according to the final official classification. To be eligible, drivers must register for the ERC, receive no manufacturer support (Eurosport Events will determine privateer status in consultation with the manufacturer in question), use tyres from one of the three ERC partner companies (Michelin, Pirelli and Yokohama) and not compete in a Regional Rally Car. The prize fund allocation for the Internationale Jännerrallye is as follows:

First position: Kajetan Kajetanowicz, €7000
Second position: Robert Consani, €5000
Third position: Alexey Lukyanuk, €3000
Fourth position: Jaromír Tarabus, €2000
Fifth position: Jonathan Hirschi, €1000
Sixth position: Antonín Tlusťák, €1000
Seventh position: Vojtěch Štajf, €1000

 

The ERC Jännerrallye in numbers

The ERC Jännerrallye in numbers

This is a summary of the Internationale Jännerrallye powered by GaGa Energy, round one of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, in numbers of course:

17: Stages won by Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Jarek Baran
176: ERC Ice Master points scored by Kajetanowicz
7000: Prize money in Euros Kajetanowicz earned for winning in Austria
8.5s: Gap separating Jaromír Tarabus and Alexey Lukyanuk starting the final stage
20: Places gained by Lukyanuk following his delay on the opening stage with an engine issue
18: ERC3 driver Kristóf Klausz’s age, making him the youngest competitor on the Jännerrallye (pictured right)
3: Leg points scored by Craig Breen following his Rally 2 return
4: Top 10 overall times set by ERC3 winner Sławomir Ogryzek
237.80: Competitive distance in kilometres
3: ERC titles won by Simone Tempestini’s new co-driver Matteo Chiarcossi

 

Ice, ice Kajto in the ERC

Ice, ice Kajto in the ERC

Kajetan Kajetanowicz not only leads the FIA European Rally Championship standings following his victory in Austria – he also tops the ERC Ice Master classification.

The LOTOS Rally Team ace bagged 176 points after he won all but one stage on the Internationale Jännerrallye powered by GaGa Energy. He will head to next month’s Rally Liepāja with a 76-point advantage over fellow Ford Fiesta R5 driver Alexey Lukyanuk, who took one stage best in Austria and 100 points.

Jaromír Tarabus scored 56 points, Robert Consani 49 points, Stéphane Lefebvre 17 points, Craig Breen 11 points and Martin Fischeriehner three points, with Jonathan Hirschi and Hermann Neubauer each taking one ERC Ice Master point.

Along with the ERC Asphalt Master and ERC Gravel Master awards, the ERC Ice Master recognises the performances of surface specialists competing in the ERC. Points are awarded for each stage run on a scale of 10-6-4-2-1.

Kajetanowicz was last year’s ERC Gravel Master and Robert Kubica claimed the ERC Ice Master accolade, with overall champion Esapekka Lappi securing the ERC Asphalt Master honours.

 

Perfect ERC rally cheers star Consani

Perfect ERC rally cheers star Consani

Robert Consani said his capture of second place on the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship season-opener was just “perfect”.

Co-driven by fellow Frenchman Maxime Vilmot, Consani impressed hugely on the ice and snow of the Internationale Jännerrallye powered by GaGa Energy, guiding his older-specification Peugeot 207 Super 2000 to the runner-up spot 12 months on from making his competition debut in a four-wheel-drive car.

And to underline the level of Consani’s performance, it emerged afterwards that he had completed the entire 238 kilometres on eight Pirelli tyres. “It’s incredible, I’m very happy,” said an emotional Consani at the finish of the final stage in Austria.

One of the most popular drivers in the ERC, Consani tackled all 11 rounds of the championship in 2014 and placed 10th in the final standings with two fourths to his name. He could have finished higher up the order but for a spate of unfortunate retirements. Click here to find out more on Robert Consani.

 

One down three to go for ERC leading lady Daňhelová

One down three to go for ERC leading lady Daňhelová

Martiná Daňhelová scored ERC Ladies’ Trophy success for the second year running in Austria – and revealed her programme for 2015 is likely to take in four rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship.

The Czech beat eventual ERC Ladies’ Trophy champion Ekaterina Stratieva to the class win on last year’s Internationale Jännerrallye. But with the Bulgarian not competing in Freistadt this season, Daňhelová raced to an unchallenged victory in the Renault Clio Sport she shares with co-driver and fellow Czech Karolína Jugasová.

After completing the snowy rally, Daňhelová said: “On some runs it was hell, on the other side it was fun. Day one was really hard but day two, with the sun shining, we are able to enjoy the race. We tried to drive with a good speed without risk and we are happy.”

Of her programme for the remainder of 2015, Daňhelová hopes to contest three more events including the Geko Ypres Rally and her home round, Barum Czech Rally Zlín.

Rally Liepāja information online

Rally Liepāja information online

The updated Rally Guide, supplementary regulations, entry form and itinerary for Rally Liepāja, round two of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship and the opening event of the FIA ERC Junior Championship season, are now available online by clicking here.

Q&A: Kajetan Kajetanowicz

Q&A: Kajetan Kajetanowicz

The Pole came out on top of the FIA European Rally Championship season-opener in Austria. This is what he had to say.

Fastest time on all but the final stage and a winning margin of over seven minutes – how does this performance rate on your list of motorsport achievements?
“On the last stage I was just thinking about the finish. ‘I must finish this stage – I must finish this rally’, so it was really difficult. Of course I am really happy. Thank you to my team. It is a big result for the LOTOS Rally Team. This win is really important for us. I hope we can do the same again this year, but I don’t know where. Every rally is completely different. I like driving on snow, so this was good for us.”

You made it look easy, but the conditions were far from easy. How difficult was it to drive on the snow and ice, and how were you so fast without making mistakes?
“It wasn’t easy, because the grip was changing all the time – from ice to snow, then wet snow and Tarmac. But we did it and I don’t know how! I still can’t believe it; it’s amazing. It’s all much better than I thought before this rally.”

Now you are leading the ERC standings, what are your plans for the rest of the season?
“It’s only plans at the moment, but I hope we can be at Rally Liepāja in Latvia. Then I want to do Ireland, maybe Rallye Açores, but the general plan is to push because we are still learning. We have a great team – thank you to M-Sport, they are working very well and the Fiesta R5 is a fantastic car. I think we can achieve good results in the general classification of the European Rally Championship, but you must work hard.”

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MIGUEL SOCÍAS CAMPEÓN DE LA COPA VALLÉS

El piloto balear revalida el título de la categoría Junior en la Copa Vallés

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Circuito de Finestrat Alicante (España), domingo 14 de diciembre de 2014

Este fin de semana se ha disputado la última prueba de la Copa Vallés en el Circuito de Finestrat donde el piloto balear Miguel Socías ha revalidado el título de Campeón Junior tras anotarse dos contundentes triunfos.

En la jornada del sábado se realizaban los entrenamientos libres donde el equipo MS Motorsport tenía todas las miras puestas en su piloto que debía de terminar de rematar la faena iniciada a principios de temporada. Desde las primeras tandas el piloto mallorquín se perfilaba como el piloto a batir. Su conocimiento de la pista y los entrenamientos efectuados la semana anterior presagiaban buenas sensaciones de cara a la carrera del domingo.

En la matinal del domingo Miguel Socías ya marcaba el mejor registro en los cronometrados dando muestras de sus intenciones. En la primera carrera el piloto del Grupo Puma marcaba el ritmo a seguir dominando la carrera de principio a fin logrando la vuelta rápida y su primer triunfo del fin de semana.

La segunda carrera, como de costumbre, se haría invertida lo que obligaba al campaneter a tener que emplearse a fondo tras ocupar la última plaza de la parrilla. Tras cuatro intensas vueltas Miguel socías ya estaba en zona de podio, no obstante eso no era suficiente para el balear que seguía su incesante ataque hasta que a falta de tres giros se ponía al frente de la carrera cruzado la línea de meta en primer lugar. De esta manera el piloto del Grupo Puma se hacía con el triunfo de este último “meeting” y revalida el título de Campeón Junior de la Copa Vallés.

Los comentarios de Miguel Socías

“Hoy hemos finalizado una de las mejores temporadas de mi vida deportiva, hoy hemos logrado dos importantes victorias que nos han permitido revalidar el título que conquistamos en 2013. Asimismo hemos acabado sextos del Campeonato de España logrando subir al podio en la última cita, en Alcañiz. Hace unas semanas probamos un Fórmula de AVF con muy buenas sensaciones, por lo que debo estar muy agradecido al equipo y a los patrocinadores. A partir de ahora habrá que ver que nos depara el futuro. No quiero despedirme sin antes dar las gracias a Vicente Vallés por enseñarme todo lo que se, y por confiar en mí en el nacional de karting. También debo agradecer el esfuerzo de mecánicos, amigos y toda esa gente que nos sigue y apoya desde sus casas.”

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LÓPEZ ATTENDS THE ESSEN MOTOR SHOW

 

LÓPEZ ATTENDS THE ESSEN MOTOR SHOW

 

The 2014 World Touring Car Champion José María López will attend the Essen Motor Show ahead of WTCC’s return to Germany.
The 2015 season will mark the return of the FIA WTCC to Germany, one of the key automobile markets and one of the cradles of touring car racing. The WTCC will write history on 15-16 May 2015 when it will bring back a round of an FIA World Championship to the legendary 23-km Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Promotional activities ahead of WTCC’s return to Germany will kick-off this weekend, with a strong presence at the Essen Motor Show, the prestigious yearly gathering of motorsports players and fans. Europe’s first motorsport exhibition will open its doors for the public on Saturday 29 November and go on until Sunday 7 December.
The 2014 FIA WTCC champion, José María López, will attend the traditional Race Night of Auto Bild Motorsport that will take place today.
A WTCC car, the Honda Civic WTC, will be on display at the Eurosport and DMAX joint stand, and a number of activities are foreseen to foster awareness on the Nürburgring race among the 350,000 visitors expected at Essen’s fair complex over the nine days. 

 

THE ETCC AT THE ESSEN MOTOR SHOW

THE ETCC AT THE ESSEN MOTOR SHOW

Once again, also the FIA European Touring Car Cup will be well represented at the Essen Motor Show.
Three racing cars will be on display in the FIA ETCC stand: the Krenek Motorsport BMW 320si that finished second in the Super 2000 TC2 class with Czech driver Michal Matějovský; the Ravenol Team Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V with which Ulrike Krafft claimed four race victories in in the Super 1600 class and the Ladies’ Tropy title; the Single-Make Trophy SEAT León of Pfister Racing.
Details about the 2015 FIA ETCC season will be unveiled at the show.

LOEB TO COMPETE IN THE RALLYE MONTE-CARLO

LOEB TO COMPETE IN THE RALLYE MONTE-CARLO

Sébastien Loeb will make a one-off comeback to the World Rally Champions, competing in the Rallye Monte-Carlo from 19 to 25 January.
The nine-time WRC champion who switched to WTCC at the beginning of 2014, will drive a Citroën DS 3 WRC, accompanied by his regular co-pilot Daniel Elena. The duo has claimed seven victories in the Rallye Monte-Carlo.
Yves Matton, Citroën Racing Team Principal said: “With seven wins here, Seb and Daniel are undeniably the event’s greatest specialists and I’m sure that they will be extremely competitive in a DS 3 WRC, which will have some significant technical upgrades.”
Loeb – who won two races in his maiden WTCC season – commented: “I didn’t hesitate for a second when I was offered the chance to compete at the opening round of the 2015 World Rally Championship in the DS 3 WRC. I think Daniel and I would agree that Monte-Carlo is one of our favourite events. With the DS 3 WRC I have a lot of good memories; I hope that the 2015 Rallye Monte-Carlo will provide yet another. Obviously, it’s going to be a personal challenge for me, as I haven’t competed in a rally for over a year.”

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FIESTA HOMENAJE DAVID SALOM

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El pasado sábado día 22 los familiares y amigos de David Salom sorprendieron al piloto mallorquín organizando una cena sorpresa para celebrar la consecución del Campeonato del Mundo de Superbikes.
Organizado por sus abuelos en el restaurante Son Lledó de la UIB, llevaron en secreto esta fiesta homenaje y reunieron a más de un centenar de personas entre familiares, amigos y los alumnos de la escuela DS.
David se mostró muy sorprendido y contento con la fiesta donde pudo celebrar con los suyos este merecido título.

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OLIVIER PANIS AND “SPORT CONSEIL ACCOMPAGNEMENT” BECOME NELSON PANCIATICI’S MANAGER

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Twice European endurance champion with Signatech Alpine, Nelson Panciatici will now be represented by Olivier Panis and Bastien Ostian, within their “Sport Conseil Accompagnement” structure. The former Formula 1 pilot and his team aim at bringing the 26 year-old talented driver to the highest-level of endurance and motor sport.

After completing the best lap and achieving the best LMP2 average at Le Mans this year, as well as being the first driver in history to win the European Championship of endurance (ELMS) twice in a row, Nelson Panciatici has had a wonderful 2014 season. It is to continue progressing that he has just signed a contract with the “Sport Conseil Accompagnement” company, which is now officially his manager for the next four years. "Nelson is a very fast driver and his two titles in ELMS as well as his performance at Le Mans have proven this. He is a talented man and our goal is to take him to the top level of endurance", explained Olivier Panis with enthusiasm after the signing of the contract linking “Sport Conseil Accompagnement” and Nelson Panciatici.

"My ambition is to compete in LMP1 and my dream is to win Le Mans. At this stage of my career, I needed to find a manager who can allow me to move up to a new level and I am delighted with my collaboration with “Sport Conseil Accompagnement”. Olivier Panis’s reputation is already well established and I am very pleased to be able to benefit from his experience. I will continue to work hard in order to reach my goals”, said the pilot, who experienced GP2 or Formula Renault 3.5 before joining the world of endurance.

"We want to bring Nelson into LMP1 as quickly as possible but we are together to succeed on the long term and we must not rush into things. Nelson will continue to gain experience to complement his qualities of natural speed", added Olivier Panis about the young driver who already distinguished himself in the R2 category during the Rally of Monte Carlo and who could continue to offer a few articles in various motor sports disciplines.

"Nelson has significant potential in terms of image and we will work with him in order to maximize his strengths", commented Bastien Ostian. “Sport Conseil Accompagnement” will strive to enhance the young pilot’s image. "I would like to thank my family and relatives who have been supporting me for many years, I am now lucky enough to be climbing one step further and I owe it to them for the most part ", concluded Nelson Panciatici.

5. RALLYSPRINT CONSERVAS ROSSELLÓ

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Con una excelente inscripción de 68 vehículos se llegaba a la última cita del campeonato con el título en juego tanto en competición como en regularidad. Entre los primeros José Miguel Álvarez-Esteban Alcina partían con solo dos puntos de ventaja sobre Lorenzo Andreu-Pedro Soler, mientras que en regularidad el título se decidía entre Antoni Barceló-Joan Verger y Ramiro Carbonell-Tommy Castañer.

La prueba comenzaba con el ataque de Lorenzo Andreu-Pedro Soler que a los mandos de su Peugeot 306 parecían dispuestos a luchar por el campeonato. Junto a ellos también luchaban por la victoria los Mitsubishi de Toni Roca y José Martorell, además del Peugeot 205 de Toni Marc Ordinas-Mateu Tomás, quedando algo más retrasados José Miguel Álvarez-Esteban Alcina. Con estos resultados el campeonato era para el equipo del Peugeot 306. Sin embargo quedaba todavía mucha carrera y Toni Roca abandonaba antes de finalizar la primera sección con la caja rota de su Evo IX. Jaume Aguiló-Xisco Andreu mejoraban sus cronos y acababan muy cerca del Saxo de Álvarez a los mandos de su BMW M3.

Con las espadas en lo más alto comenzaba la segunda sección donde se invertía el tramo, con tres pasadas por Sta. Margalida-Muro-Llubí. Andreu-Soler se mantenían en la primera posición y con el título en el bolsillo, mientras que José Martorell-Tomeu Fluxá solventaban su problema de turbo en la asistencia y lanzaban su ataque en pos de la victoria, llegando al final del rally a un solo segundo de Lorenzo Andreu. Por detrás y cuando era tercero Toni Marc Ordinas-Mateu Tomás tenían una salida de carretera que les llevaba al abandono, mientras que José Miguel Álvarez-Esteban Alcina se lo jugaban al todo o nada y conseguían superar al BMW de Aguiló-Andreu, acabando terceros de la general. Con este resulta se proclamaban además campeones de rallys 2014. Aguiló-Andreu eran finalmente cuartos y se anotaban el grupo RI por delante de Juan A. Amengual-Catalina Mª. Cañellas. Rapidísimos también se mostraron Jaime Sánchez-Santiago Socias que a los mandos de su Citroen C2 eran sextos scratch por delante de los espectaculares Mateu Fullana (Subaru Imprezza) y Nadal Galiana (Ford Escort MK), siendo éste último el vencedor en el grupo H. Pep Ll. Laville (GT Turbo) y Antoni Vicens (Seat León) completaron el top ten.

Muchos fueron los abandonos por salida de carretera o avería mecánica y junto a los mencionados destacamos a Fernando Tortonda (Citroen Saxo), José Mª. Albal (Renault Clio Sport), o Toni Trobat (Citroen ZX) que lo hacían por salida de carretera, mientras que por avería mecánica causaban baja entre los favoritos Josep Pons (Renault Megane), Jordi Santandreu (Renault Clio Williams) o Fernando Dameto (Ford Escort MK).

En cuanto a la categoría de Regularidad Sport ajustada victoria de Ramiro Carbonell-Tommy Castañer (Golf GTI), con solo medio punto de ventaja sobre Antoni Barceló-Joan Verger (BMW 2002). Este resultado le daba el campeonato a Barceló-Verger, mientras que el tercer escalón del podio era para Más-Magraner, también con BMW 2002. Entre los FIVA-FEVA la primera posición era para Marian Bergas-Andreu Sansó con un R-5 TL.

Como punto negativo tenemos que decir que para ser la última prueba y jugarse los dos campeonatos el Kronolive era más necesario que nunca. Sin embargo el organizador decidió no contratarlo y la falta de información fue la nota predominante de la carrera.

CLASIFICACIÓN OFICIAL

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1. L. Andreu-P. Soler (Peugeot 306 GTI) 0.25.08. 2. J. Martorell-B. Fluxá (Mitsubishi Evo IX) 0.25.09. 3. J. M. Álvarez-E. Alcina (Citroen Saxo) 0.26.31. 4. J. A. Aguiló-X. Andreu (BMW M3) 0.26.32. 5. J. A. Amengual-C. Cañellas (Ford Escort RS) 0.26.47. 6. J. Sánchez-S. Socias (Citroen C2) 0.26.58. 7. M. Fullana-J. Mir (Subaru Imprezza) 0.26.59. 8. N. Galiana-R. Capilla (Ford Escort MK) 0.27.01. 9. P. Ll. Laville-J. Llinás (R. GT Turbo) 0.27.07. 10. A. J. Vicens-A. Estelrich (Seat León) 0.27.09. 11. A. Oliver-J. Mª. Bermúdez (Peugeot 205 R.) 0.27.16. 12. A. Seguí-A. Volcán (BMW 325) 0.27.24. 13. M. Márquez-M. Figuera (R. Clio Williams) 0.28.06. 14. J. Morales-G. Vasile (Citroen Saxo) 0.28.10. 15. A. Verger-S. Rosique (Citroen AX Sport) 0.28.27. 16. J. M. Rubio-A. Fernández (Peugeot 205 GTI) 0.28.37. 17. J. Matías-L. Ferragut (Ford Fiesta ST) 0.28.44. 18. A. Fiol-M. Fons (R. GT Turbo) 0.28.55. 19. P. Ramis-J. Pocoví (Peugeot 309 GTI) 0.28.56. 20. Fco. Garrido-S. Estarás (Peugeot 205 R.) 0.29.03. 21. Fco. J. Bernat-Fco. Rodríguez (Peugeot 106 K.C.) 0.29.04. 22. A. Pizá-T. Pizá (R. Clio Sport) 0.29.08. 23. X. Verd-M. Mulet (Peugeot 205 R) 0.29.11. 24. S. Horrach-K. Roca (Peugeot 106 S.) 0.29.28. 25. J. R. Serrano-J. A. Grimalt (R. Clio 16) 0.29.32. 26. A. Bisquerra-D. Lladó (R. Clio R3) 0.29.36. 27. D. Guzmán-M. Ferrer (R. Clio 16) 0.29.36. 28. F. Barberá-J. T. Gomila (Peugeot 205 R) 0.30.14. 29. J. Colom-T. Marí (R. Clio 16) 0.30.39. 30. L. Mayol-R. Serna (Ford Escort MK) 0.30.45. 31. J. Martí-J. Martorell (WV Golf GTI) 0.31.22. 32. M. Palou-C. Luna (Citroen AX GTI) 0.33.30. 33. R. Servera-P. Mayol (Seat Panda) 0.35.37. 34. M. A. Cuenca-C. Cambra (Citroen AX Sport) 0.58.59. 35. P. Beltrán-T. Florit (BMW 320) 0.59.27. 36. S. Narváez-M. A. Martínez (Peugeot 106 R) 1.00.05.

Texto: Arnau Bisquerra

Fotos: © by Wolfgang LINDNER

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Indy Dontje gewinnt Ravenol Media Award

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Indy Dontje ist der Abräumer des Jahres. Als Neuling im ATS Formel 3 Cup hat er nicht nur den Rookiemeistertitel geschafft und sich einen dritten Platz in der Gesamtwertung erarbeitet, jetzt darf er sich auch noch als Gewinner des Ravenol Media Awards bezeichnen. Der mit 5000 Euro dotierte Preis des Schmierstoffherstellers Ravenol wird kommenden Freitag auf der Essen Motor Show an das Talent aus den Niederlanden übergeben. Die Jury war sich einig, dass der 21-Jährige die breiteste Klaviatur beherrschte und besonderen persönlichen und kreativen Einsatz zeigte. Seine Bewerbung ist ein Bericht über einen Tag an der Rennstrecke für krebskranke Kinder. Bei „Against Cancer“ ist der Nachwuchspilot als Botschafter im Einsatz. Der Ravenol Media Award des ATS Formel 3 Cup wird zum dritten Mal verliehen.
Seine Saison im ATS Formel 3 Cup hätte für Indy Dontje nicht besser laufen können. Zum Rookiemeistertitel folgt jetzt auch noch der Gewinn des Ravenol Media Awards. „Ich freue mich sehr über diesen Award. Ich habe viel Arbeit in das Projekt gesteckt und wollte unbedingt gewinnen, vor allem für „Against Cancer“. Nun können drei Familien nächstes Jahr in den Urlaub fahren”, freut sich Dontje. „Ich möchte dem ATS Formel 3 Cup und Ravenol für die Möglichkeit danken, auf kreativem Weg auf die Organisation aufmerksam zu machen.“ Schon während der Saison setzte er sich der 21-Jährige intensiv mit dem Ravenol Media Award auseinander und nutzte die Möglichkeit des Feedbacks der Jury. Am Ende lieferte das Nachwuchstalent aus Schoorl eine überzeugende crossmediale Präsentation inklusive Videos seiner Arbeit bei „Against Cancer“, einer Organisation, in der er als Botschafter Kindern einen Tag an der Rennstrecke ermöglicht und sie so in ihrem persönlichen Rennen gegen die Krankheit unterstützt.
„Indys Projekt ist kein kurzfristiges, sondern ein gewachsenes Engagement“, weiß Katrin Wolff, Redaktionsleiterin AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT und Mitglied der Jury. „Im Zeitalter der neuen Medien hat er es geschafft, mit dem Video für einen größeren Impact zu sorgen. Auf seiner Facebook-Seite hat er dieses Thema gut integriert. In seinen nationalen Medien findet er Aufmerksamkeit. Somit rückt auch die Rennserie in den Fokus.“
"Die positive Resonanz in den Medien und sozialen Netzwerken ist ein Beleg für die kreative Aufbereitung“, so Robert Seiwert, Leitender Redakteur Motorsport-Magazin.com und ebenfalls Mitglied der Jury. „Indys Leidenschaft für das gesamte Projekt war durchweg glaubwürdig und hat seine Persönlichkeit nachhaltig geschärft." Martin Huning, Direktor Motorsport bei Ravenol fügt hinzu: „Er ist auch der einzige, der das Medium Video genutzt hat und dies ist für die Darstellung des Projekts und der eigenen Person ein wichtiges Werkzeug. Er ist sehr präsent und doch lässt er seinen Gäste und dem Projekt den Vortritt.“ 

Am Stand von Ravenol wird Martin Huning Indy Dontje den Preis persönlich übergeben. Redakteure und Fotografen sind herzlich eingeladen:

Freitag, 28.11.2014, 16.00 Uhr

Halle 6, Stand C117

Essen Motor Show

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Engstler Motorsport News

Auf dem „Guia Circuit“ in Macau ging an diesem Wochenende eine lange und erfolgreiche Karriere in der FIA Tourenwagen-Weltmeisterschaft (FIA WTCC) zu Ende: Franz Engster bestritt beim Saisonfinale auf dem berühmten Stadtkurs seine letzten beiden Rennen in der WTCC. Dabei gelang ihm ein Abschied nach Maß. Engstler feierte in seinem BMW 320 TC zwei weitere Siege in der TC2-Klasse. Der 53-Jährige dominierte seine Kategorie in dieser Saison und hatte bereits vorzeitig als Champion festgestanden. Lokalmatador Filipe de Souza wurde in Macau im zweiten BMW 320 TC vom Liqui Moly Team Engstler in beiden Rennen Dritter dieser Kategorie. Mak Ka Lok fuhr im BMW 320 TC des RPM Racing Teams jeweils auf den vierten Rang der TC2-Wertung. Engstler bestritt 2007 in Macau sein erstes WTCC-Rennen, seit 2008 gehörte er mit seinem Team zu den Stammstartern der Tourenwagen-Weltmeisterschaft. Dabei setzte er immer BMW Rennfahrzeuge ein. Nun beendet das Liqui Moly Team Engstler sein Engagement in der WTCC, um sich 2015 neuen sportlichen Herausforderungen zu stellen. Engstler bringt es insgesamt auf 164 Starts und 179 WM-Punkte. Höhepunkt seiner WM-Karriere war der Gesamtsieg vor heimischem Publikum in Oschersleben 2011.

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WTCC CHAMPIONS AWARDED IN MACAU

WTCC CHAMPIONS AWARDED IN MACAU

 

The 2014 FIA World Touring Car champions were honoured Sunday night, during the traditional party at the Macau Tower.

The winners of the season that ended at the Guia circuit after twelve race meetings around the world were called on the stage to collect their awards.

Citroën Total drivers José María López, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb filled the podium of the Drivers’ Championship.

Awards for the Manufacturers’ Championship were received by Xavier Mestelan-Pinon for Citroën, Daisuke Horiuchi for Honda and Victor Shapovalov for LADA.

The Yokohama Trophies were awarded to Franz Engstler, John Filippi and Pasquale Di Sabatino (drivers), ROAL Motorsport, Zengö Motorsport and Campos Racing (teams), while Filipe de Souza collected the Asia Trophy.

 

CITROËN EXPANDS TO FIVE CARS IN 2015

CITROËN EXPANDS TO FIVE CARS IN 2015

Following a very successful maiden season that was worth the Manufacturers’ Championship and the Drivers’ Championship, Citroën announced it will expand its presence to five cars in 2015.
The Citroën Total team will retain the same three drivers who filled the championship podium this year: José María López, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb.
“We were completely satisfied with our drivers, and they didn’t have any thoughts of going elsewhere, so it was easy to sort out,” explained team principal Yves Matton
Two further C-Elysée cars will be run on a private basis by the Sébastien Loeb Racing Team.
“Since it was created, SLR has amassed real know-how at international circuits, in both GT and sports prototype racing. The FIA WTCC marks a new stage in the team’s development,” said Loeb.
“Entrusting the two private cars to SLR was an obvious choice,” added Matton. “These will be good-as-new reconditioned 2014 chassis, complete with all the developments we introduce next season.”
Ma Qing Hua, who drove in five of the 2014 events a fourth factory Citroën, claiming one race victory at Moscow Raceway, is expected to be one of the SLR drivers.

MICHELISZ, THE BEST OF THE REST

MICHELISZ, THE BEST OF THE REST

Fourth in the final standings, Norbert Michelisz can claim the unofficial title of ‘best of the rest’, having been the most successful driver behind the dominating Citroën trio.
At the wheel of the Honda Civic of Zengö Motorsport, the Hungarian driver has been consistently in the top five in the final stretch of the season, even though he couldn’t clinch a race win, finishing first of the Honda cars in the standings. 
The fourth spot was his best result in his five full WTCC seasons raced so far. “I only could dream of such a result at the beginning of the season and even ahead of the final event at Macau,” admitted ‘Norbi’. “And eventually it came true. It was a nice reward at the end of a season which has not been easy at all,  as we spent catching up and trying to reduce the initial gap. We have worked well and very closely with the other Honda teams and the progress shown in the last races is promising for the next season.”

VALENTE ENDED SEASON ON THE PODIUM

VALENTE ENDED SEASON ON THE PODIUM

The podium finish in Race 2 at Macau has meant the best closing possible for Hugo Valente.
The young Frenchman has had a season full and ups and downs at the wheel of the Campos Racing Chevrolet Cruze, but was obviously happy to finish on a high note: “It was good to be on the podium for the last race,” commented the Parisian youngster. “We had a promising start of the season, with podiums at Marrakech and Budapest, but after that, we have been struggling a bit. There were quite a few racing incidents and mistakes, but I guess this is part of the game and it was only my second season in the WTCC. It’s good to finish with some good performances in the Asian races and a final podium, it will make easier to work for a 2015 program.”
No doubt though that at 22, the fast and personable Frenchman has become this year one of the established young guns in the FIA WTCC.

TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO ARGENTINA FOR LÓPEZ

TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO ARGENTINA FOR LÓPEZ

Now that the season is finished, it was time to go back home for the new FIA WTCC World Champion José María López.
The Citroën driver arrived to Argentina last Tuesday for the first time after his successful WTCC campaign to enjoy some well-deserved time off. But relaxing with family and friends in Río Tercero will only come after the public celebrations of Argentina’s first racing World Champion in 57 years.
Already warmly welcomed by fans and media at Ezeiza, the capital’s international airport, Pechito has spent a couple of frantic days of interviews and celebration parties, culminated in a huge press conference at the Buenos Aires Modern Art Museum on Wednesday.
“I am exhausted after such a long season, but very happy to be among my people and to feel their warm welcome”, he said. It is understood that López will be also awarded for his achievement at the Argentine Senate in the forthcoming days. 

KOZLOVSKIY CONFIRMED AT LADA FOR 2015

KOZLOVSKIY CONFIRMED AT LADA FOR 2015

Mikhail Kozlovskiy had a good reason to rejoice at Macau, as his already announced continuation with LADA Sport was definitively rubber-stamped.
Being the junior contender among the three Granta cars of the team – alongside veterans Rob Huff and James Thompson -  was not always an easy role for the young Russian driver, but Mikhail, who claimed his best finish (5th) in Race 2 at Marrakech, has enjoyed the experience and is looking forward to LADA’s strengthened program for 2015.
“I have learnt a lot in these two years and we have made a tremendous step forward as a team this year,” commented the 25-years-old from Saint Petersbourg.
“I am very happy to continue with LADA and I wish to thank everybody and Victor Shapovalov in particular for their support. I am really excited ahead of 2015. The new Vesta car looks great and I really look forward to the first testing sessions!” 

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VW GOLF CARS FOR LIQUI MOLY TEAM ENGSTLER

The LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler announced its participation in the new TC3 International Series from 2015 with Volkswagen cars.
After running BMW vehicles for several seasons in WTCC and ETCC, the German outfit will make the switch to three Golf GTi cars.

"We are going back to our roots: a racing series consisting exclusively of independent drivers, with equal chances for all teams. A series in which the drivers’ skill can make the difference," said Peter Baumann, Marketing Manager at LIQUI MOLY. “Racing is for us the best marketing tool, which allows to invite customers and introduce our brand. TC3 has a special focus on Asia, which is where our business is growing at the fastest rate."

Team principal Franz Engstler is also excited: "It is something very special to be one of the founding teams in a completely new racing series and is fantastic that our long-term partner LIQUI MOLY supports us in this new adventure."

www.tc3internationalseries.com

 

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X-BOW BATTLE bei der ESSEN MOTOR SHOW 2014

ESSEN MOTOR SHOW 2014

RENNSTRECKEN UND TERMINE 2015

PORSCHE ALS RAHMENSERIE 2015

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Nachdem vor einer Woche die Saison 2014 im Rahmen der Jahressiegerehrung der X-BOW BATTLE in der Albertina-Passage in Wien in angemessener Umgebung gebührend abgeschlossen wurde, freue ich mich, Euch die aktuellsten News bekannt zu geben:
ESSEN MOTOR SHOW:
Die X-BOW BATTLE, eine der erfolgreichsten Rennsport-Events in Europa ist vom 28.11.-7.12.2014 erstmals mit einem eigenen Stand auf der ESSEN MOTOR SHOW vertreten.
Wir freuen uns darauf, unser Programm für 2015 in angemessener Umgebung vorzustellen und werden neben dem Meister- und Vizemeister-Fahrzeug von 2014 auch noch ein Fahrzeug in der für 2015 neu geschaffenen "ROOKIE-CHALLENGE" – Spezifikation präsentieren.
Unser Stand befindet sich in Halle 6 (B 112) und wir freuen uns auf zahlreiche Besucher, Fans und Freunde des Motorsports!
Termine und Rennstrecken 2015 (* Stand 16.11.2014):
16.-19. April           Circuit de Catalunya / Spanien
8./9. Mai                 Pannoniaring / Ungarn
29./30. Mai             Red Bull Ring / Österreich
26.-28. Juni            Nürburgring / Deutschland
24./25. Juli             Slovakiaring / Slovakei
11./12. September Grobnik / Kroatien
9./10. Oktober        Brünn / Tschechische Republik
Rahmenserie:
Wir freuen uns, nach einjähriger Abstinenz unsere Freunde des Porsche-Alpenpokal wieder als Gastserie bei unseren Events in Ungarn, Österreich, Slovakei, Kroatien und der Tschechischen Republik bei uns zu haben und fiebern nicht nur den spannenden Rennen, sondern auch dem bunten Fahrerlager mit Vorfreude entgegen!

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Griebel set for more ERC Junior action with ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team

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The ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team will continue its exciting participation in the FIA ERC Junior Championship in 2015 with Marijan Griebel chasing success in an Opel ADAM R2.

Griebel, 25, took part on three ERC Junior events in 2014, scoring several stage wins plus a momentous podium finish on Barum Czech Rally Zlín in late August. While his precise schedule for next season has yet to be finalised, ERC Junior will be his main focus in 2015.

Meanwhile, Swede Emil Bergvist will represent the ADAC Opel Rallye Team in the Germany-based ADAC Rallye Masters.

The 2015 ERC Junior Championship will consist of six rounds with drivers counting their best four scores. The calendar follows: Rally Liepāja (Latvia, gravel/ice/snow): 6-8 February; Circuit of Ireland Rally (Northern Ireland, asphalt): 2-4 April; SATA Rallye Açores (Portugal, gravel): 4-6 June; Geko Ypres Rally (Belgium, asphalt): 25-27 June; auto24 Rally Estonia (gravel): 17-19 July*; Barum Czech Rally Zlín (Czech Republic, asphalt): 28-30 August. *Subject to signing of ERC Promoter agreement.

 

Praise for Lappi from former ERC champion Hänninen

Praise for Lappi from former ERC champion Hänninen

Juho Hänninen, who won the FIA European Rally Championship in 2012, has praised Esapekka Lappi after his fellow Finn captured the 2014 ERC title.

Like Hänninen, Lappi also clinched the ERC laurels driving a factory ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000, which the former champion says played a part in Lappi’s title success this season.

“It was good what he did,” said Hänninen, who contested several WRC events in 2014 with the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. “ŠKODA again showed how good its team is, Esapekka is in a good school there and it was his turn to win the championship after I won in 2012 and Jan [Kopecký] won the title for ŠKODA last year.”

While Lappi’s plans for next season are unclear, Hänninen believes the 23-year-old has a bright future ahead of him. “He’s still young and still needs experience, but there’s no reason why he cannot go to the WRC one day,” said Hänninen.

 

Cronin keen on more JRM Subaru runs following impressive ERC outing

Cronin keen on more JRM Subaru runs following impressive ERC outing

Keith Cronin would relish the chance to drive JRM’s Group N-specification Subaru WRX STI again following his impressive debut in the car on the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship season-closer earlier this month.

Cronin was on course for victory in the ERC Production Car Cup category when he slid off the road in the closing stages of Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse. “The team at JRM have been fantastic and I really enjoyed the Subaru,” said Cronin. “It was working perfectly and I felt very comfortable in it from the first stage. It’s a serious Group N car and I’d jump at the chance to drive it again.”

Of his early exit in Corsica, Cronin added:“The grip levels on that stage were changing all the time. There were some damp patches in places and I think we just got caught out on the turn in for the corner. Once we touched the gravel on the outside, there was little we could do.”

 

Mixed emotions for Puskádi on ERC return

Mixed emotions for Puskádi on ERC return

János Puskádi says he was happy to be back in the FIA European Rally Championship, despite damage to a tyre costing him vital time on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse earlier this month.

The Hungarian was tackling a round of the ERC for the first time since Rallye Sanremo in October 2013 and was in 14th position when his Eurosol Racing Team Hungary ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000 suffered a puncture on stage six.

“I was really so happy about all the day, all the race and all the stages but then we had a puncture, which was really bad luck,” said Puskádi, a regular on FIA ERC Trophy events in 2014. “We lost a lot of time but all we can do is keep going.”

While Puskádi’s 21st-place finish provided little satisfaction, he was nevertheless able to celebrate Zoltán Bessenyey’s capture of a second straight ERC 2WD title.

 

Q&A: Stéphane Lefebvre

Q&A: Stéphane Lefebvre

The French ace reveals his delight after winning the inaugural FIA ERC Junior Championship for Peugeot Rally Academy to go with his Junior WRC success.

How good does it feel to have won the ERC Junior title for 2014?
“It’s fantastic to have won another international title. It’s like I’m living a dream – I’m thrilled. Before the start of the season, the ERC Junior title was my objective and we succeeded in winning. It is thanks to everyone at the Peugeot Rally Academy.”

Where does this achievement rank in terms of your other career highlights?
“To win the ERC Junior title is a great moment for my career and winning two titles in France is fantastic. This rally was not easy for me but I am very happy to have finished second. It was not my objective to push but to finish and it’s a very good season for us.”

What’s next for Stéphane Lefebvre?
“For the next year I hope to drive with the R5 car on WRC events and on ERC events as well.”

www.fiaerc.com

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6h di Roma 2014.Tercer puesto para Albert Coll y Sebastian Grunert.

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De nuevo el piloto mallorquín Albert Coll y el germano Sebastian Grunert, conseguian un nuevo podio, en esta ocasión era en una clásica prueba, la XXIV edición de las 6 Horas de Resistencia de Roma en el Autodromo de Vallelunga.

Equipos oficiales de Italia, como AF Corse con Ferrari, con un piloto de la talla de Giancarlo Fisichella o los equipos Audi Sport Italia con el Audi R8, tambien Porsche 911 GT3 o el equipo Nova Race con un Nissan GT-R, hacian de esta prueba, un alto nivel de competición entre los participantes.

De nuevo y con el objetivo por parte de Albert, de conseguir un buen resultado y sobretodo acabar la carrera. Durante buena parte de las 6 horas de duración de la competición, los pilotos del Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 del equipo S-Team Ducati & G-Private Racing, se mantenian en un brillante cuarto puesto, y que con más de cinco horas de carrera, conseguian ascender al podio con la tercera posición final.

Albert: "Gracias a la profesionalidad del S-Team Ducati & GPrivate, como la experiencia que me transmite mi compañero Sebastian Grunert, estoy consiguiendo acumular el aprendizaje necesario para poder lograr con garantias un ambicioso proyecto para la próxima temporada 2015".

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