CIR, Crugnola surprisingly wins the Sanremo Rally

In the end, the Sanremo Rally was won by Andrea Crugnola on the i20 NG R5. The Varese rider, who reached the finish line 4 ”8 behind Craig Breen, found himself triumphant by chance once he returned to the service park. The Northern Irishman from Hyundai, already recovering from a mistake at Il Ciocco, had in fact presented himself at the last time control one minute late and was thus penalized by 10 ”by the commissioners. A sensational mistake that made him lose the first position, at the end of a race up to that moment managed very well and characterized by two scratches in the PS 3 and 6.

In third place a good Fabio Andolfi finished in a Skoda Fabia R5 EVO 2, the best in PS2, followed by Stefano Albertini in his twin car. The driver from Brescia, the protagonist of a mistake in the PS1 on Saturday, was forced to an uphill race, but still finished just 18 “from the leader, helped by the right intuition to mount the wet tires in the seventh timed test when he had not yet started. to rain.

Fifth place for the absolute star of this Sunday Giandomenico Basso. Slowed down by a puncture during the sixth stage, the Skoda Fabia R5 EVO 2 driver took home the PS 4,5,7 and 8.

Sixth Simone Campedelli in a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5, preceding the Frenchman Stéphane Lefebvre on Citroen C3 R5 and Rudy Michelini on Skoda Fabia R5 EVO 2.

Ninth Damiano De Tommaso on C3 R5, then at 1’30 Tommaso Ciuffi on Skoda Fabia R5 EVO2.

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Between R2 the Peugeot 208 Rally 4 of Andrea and Giuseppe Nucita (twenty-eighth overall) got the better of those of Lucchesi Jr. – Chiara Lombardi and Mirco Straffi – Marco Nesti.

Rally ranking of Sanremo 2021:

1 Crugnola/Ometto Hyundai i20 NG R5 58’25 ”6

2         Breen/Nagle            Hyundai i20 N.G. R5         +5″2   (+10″ penalità)

3         Andolfi/Savoia        Skoda Fabia R5 Evo2        +8″0

4 Albertini / Fappani Skoda Fabia R5 Evo2 +18 “1

5 Low / Granaries Skoda Fabia R5 Evo2 +32 “4

6         Campedelli/Canton           Volkswagen Polo GTI R5  +32″9

7 Lefebvre / Malfoy Citroen C3 R5 + 1’17 “7

8 Michelin / Perna Skoda Fabia R5 Evo2 + 1’24 “9

9 De Tommaso / Bizzocchi Citroen C3 R5 + 1’25 “9

10 Tufts / Gonella Skoda Fabia R5 Evo2 + 1’30 “1



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