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Italian veteran Lancia Delta Integrale driver “Lucky” (Luigi Battistoli) won the 65th Rally Moritz Costa Brava, Spain’s longest running rally for the second time.  

Luigi "Lucky" Battistoli celebrates victory in his Lancia Delta Integrale.On the first day the event, “Lucky” was headed by the similar car driven by his former WRC rival, Francois Delecour.

These days the event is run to Regularity rules and qualifies as a FIA Historic Rally Championship event.

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Former WRC co-driver, the Australian Dale Moscatt, suffered leg injuries in a crash on the national Lake Mountain Sprint, an asphalt championship round run in Victoria.   

He was being driven by television celebrity Grant Denyer in a Lotus Exige Sport 350.  

The event was stopped in order to enable the crew to be extricated and air lifted to hospital.  

In 2009, Dale was out of rally action for five months with a back injury caused in a crash in Finland.  Denyer is reported to have walked away from the accident.

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Jan Kopecky finally won the Janca Valasska Rally, by over a minute.  Second was Fiesta R5 driver, Vaclav Pech, who retook second place the final stage, finishing 1.1 seconds ahead of the Fabia R5 of Jan Cerny

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It  is reported there are now over 20 Hyundai New Generation i20 R5 cars already in action.
- Martin Holmes

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