ROSSETTI IS STILL LEADING, BETTI AND RUTA ARE THE STARS
While we wait for the grand finale of the second day, culminating in the final special stage in the city of Rijeka, Luca Rossetti and Matteo Chiarcossi with the Abarth Grande Punto S2000 are still in the lead of the overall standings, but their advantage has been reduced by a few seconds since this morning, although they are still safe thanks to a new best stage time on SS 8.
Thanks mainly to Luca Betti (Peugeot 207) – the fastest on the second stage – but also to a mistake of the reigning European Champion (a spin on the same stage after having won the first one) and to a not-perfect set-up choice by Piero Longhi. Longhi had a difficult day, as he fell from second to fourth place.
Remarkable performances of Polish Szymon Ruta, who set a fastest stage time on SS7 gaining two positions in the overall standings.
Another leap forward for Andrea Dallavilla, who passed Polish Rzeznik (Subaru R4).
Among the 2-wheel drive cars still an excellent performance of Slovenian Rok Turk, who with the Peugeot 207 R3T leads ahead of Italian Giovanni Vergnano (Fiat Grande Punto R3D) for the European 2WD standings.
Another great performance for Croatian Niko Pulic, who, although he is transparent for the European championship standings (as well as the other Croatian driver Dobrila, like all the competitors entered for the sole purpose of the Croatian championship), occupies the seventh position overall behind Ruta and before Czech Tlustak.
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