Overseas rally round-up
- 15th May 2016, 11:17pm
The week after the 100th edition of the Targa Florio, the 40th Mille Miglia was run, once again as a rally in the lakes distance of North Italy. This time the Mille Miglia was run in the national World Rally Car series, won by Luca Pedersoli’s old Citroen C4 WRC, ahead of Corrado Fontana’s 2015 Hyundai i20 WRC and Tobia Cavallini’s Fiesta WRC.
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Reigning champion, 43 year old Diego Dominguez, has now won five of his last six events at Brazil’s Codasur Rally at Erechim in his Fiesta R5, after a battle with Skoda driver Gustavo Saba. Saba had led for some time while Domingez recovered from a jump start penalty.
Alejandro Galanti was third in his Etios R5, suffering handling troubles. Marcos Ligato planned to compete in the Saba team’s second Skoda, but bad wather at Cordoba in Argentina prevented Ligato from travelling.
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Testing news: Thierry Neuville damaged the Hyundai 2017 prototype when he went off the road in Portugal. The car was back in action the next day.
Volkswagen had lost opportunities when Portuguese fog descended on their 2017 test session.
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Xevi Pons won the Spanish gravel championship Rally de Curtis in the RMC team’s Peugeot 208 Maxi Rally, built by Baratec in Argentina, beating Alexander Villanueva’s Citroen DS3 R5 proto.
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