Press release 09/2016

June 10, 2016


Erik Comas dominates the first leg

"Whoever had, he retained". With this Spanish proverb could perfectly sum up the performance of the French team formed by former Formula 1 racer Erik Comas and co-driver Yannik Roche (Lancia Stratos HF) which have been the fastest in the four sections held during the afternoon.

Morning, the city of Oviedo was the star of the checks and the ceremonial start, with the scenarios Square Porlier and the Cathedral of Oviedo, giving way late to the council of Pravia, especially its roads, for holding four special that would make up the first of two stages of the rally.

French Erick Comas will go to sleep as leader of the 8th Historic Rally Asturias after winning scratch in four tranches concluded and get a lead of 9.2 seconds over Spanish Daniel Alonso (Ford Sierra RS Cosworth) that rolled very near Frenchman times, coming to stop the timer just eight tenths in the second run through the section of "Pravia". The current European champion and winner of last year's rally, the Italian "Pedro" is third, 19 seconds behind the leader, although he is stalked closely by Xesus Ferreiro, who is fourth in his Ford Escort MKII.

The Spanish rally driver Daniel Alonso also leads the rankings of the National Pre-90 and the Asturian Regional, ahead of Xesus Ferreiro and Manuel Antonio García (Ford Escort MKII) respectively. The driver from Melide, Ferreiro, is first among teams national competition section of the Pre-81

As for the Regularity, the general classification of FIA Trophy is led by Josep Maria Molas and Laura Pedrosa (Renault Alpine A110) with 23.0 points, reducing the Luxembourg rider Christian Crucifix (Ford Cortina GT) by 3.5 points. Within the National, rankings are led by Victor Iglesias (RS Pre-81) (VW Golf GTI), Oscar Menendez (RS Pre-90) (VW Golf GTI), Josep Maria Mola (50 km / h). While the Asturias Championship Sport Regularity is led by Javier Cabanas (Peugeot 205 Rallye) and the regional competition of 50 km/h by Gustavo Alija (911 T).

The second stage will begin at 8:30 pm, departure time of the first participant path located in Peñaullan assistance. The teams will face three loops of three sections each, to reach the figure of thirteen special stages that make up the eighth edition of the Rally de Asturias Histórico. Champagne ceremony will be held at 20:00 pm in the Parque Sabino Moutas of Pravia.


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