Final win for "Lucky" and Fabrizia Pons
The Italian team, formed by Luigi "Lucky" Battistolli and his co-driver Fabrizia Pons, was a favorite in the bets of fans to win the Spanish rally, the
9th Rally de Asturias Histórico, and so it has been, leading The test at all times and adding seven scratchs in the thirteen stages celebrated.
After disputed yesterday the four specials corresponding to the first stage, "Lucky" and Comas were facing the day of today separated only by something more of a second difference, but the rain towards act of presence in the morning sections, fact that favored the vehicles With all-wheel drive including the Lancia Delta HF Integrale from "Lucky" and the Ford Sierra Cosworth from Foncueva. Under the rain, "Lucky" and Fabrizia Pons would add several scratchs and reap a difference of up to fifty seconds. Once the rain stopped, Frenchman Erik Comas took advantage of this fact and achieved the best time in three consecutive stages but "Lucky" and Pons were defending of this attack and they arrived at the park closed end of Pravia in first position of the 9th Rally of Historic Asturias With a 42.9 second lead over the winners of last year's Erik Comas and Yannick Roche (Lancia Stratos HF) who would be ranked second. The third step of the podium would fall on another Italian couple as Lucio da Zanche and Luca Beltrame, with a Porsche Carrera RS, that would be classified to 1 minute and 33 seconds of the winners.
Bad luck for Steve Perez (Lancia Stratos HF) and Daniel Alonso (Ford Sierra Cosworth) who were forced to abandon due to mechanical problems in the engines of their vehicles. A mere fifty meters from the Prada 1 goal and after a magnificent rally, adding two scratchs in the passes held yesterday on the stretch of Pravia, the local pilot Manuel Antonio Garcia suffered a strong road exit, without lamenting personal injury, but Materials in your Ford Escort MKII.
In the Spanish Speed Championship, the win in the Pre-90 category would be for Cele Foncueva and David de la Puente, who would also be the fastest in the Asturias Trophy. Ramón Martínez - Iker Balerdi (Peugeot 309 GTI) and Félix García - Miguel Ángel García (VW Golf GTI) were second and third place. Three teams from Madrid would take the podium in the Pre-81 category, with Antonio Sainz and Javier Martínez with their Porsche Carrera RS, followed by Francisco Casas - José Luis Sánchez (Porsche 911 SC) and José Antonio Zorrilla - Susana Vidal (Opel Asona B). Despite suffering engine problems in his Ford Escort MKII throughout the day, Juan José Sánchez and Jorge Miranda managed to reach goal, achieving the triumph in Category 5.
Massimo Mascagni and Fabrizio Farsetti, ahead of Christian Crucifix and Joseph Lambert, recorded 121.7 points and 144.7 points respectively in the section on regularity and more specifically in the European competition. Víctor Iglesias, co-financed by David García, managed to be the best classified both in the National Sport Regularity and in the regional contest. In the same situation would be Esteban Asenjo and Sergio Garcia who would win in the 60 km / h section of the National and Regional.