Argentinian Marcos Ligato lost only 1.8 seconds in 5 special stages today, Sunday, and ended winning the Corona Rally MÃ©xico by 28 seconds over Peruvian RamÃ³n Ferreyros, 2001 champ. RamÃ³n won two stages today, Marcos one and Polish Janosz...
Argentinian Marcos Ligato lost only 1.8 seconds in 5 special stages today, Sunday, and ended winning the Corona Rally México by 28 seconds over Peruvian Ramón Ferreyros, 2001 champ.
Ramón won two stages today, Marcos one and Polish Janosz Kulig the other two, which assured him of the third place in the overall classification, 46.1 seconds behind Ramón. 17 drivers started, two abandoned overnight, and the only retirement today came courtesy of Canadian Patrick Richard who was fourth when he had mechanical problems in stage 20, third of this Sunday, and his place was inherited by Costa Rican Andrés Montalto followed by the first Mexican Alejandro Pimentel.
This stage, Derramadero I, meant differential trouble for Ferreyros so he quit pursuing Marcos in order to save his car and podium place. In all, 16 cars finished, the last ona more than 2 and ½ hours behind the winner, but in a 1.6-liter, normally aspirated car.
<pre> The 16 who made it through the 380.4 kilometres of the rally were:
Pla Driver Car Country Time 1 Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Argentina 4º34'19.9" 2 Ramón Ferreyros Mitsubishi Lancer Perú 4º34'47.9" 3 Janosz Kulig Mitsubishi Lancer Poland 4º35'34.0" 4 Andrés Montalto Subaru Impreza Costa Rica 4º59'50.2" 5 Alejandro Pimentel Mitsubishi Lancer México 5º18'10.4" 6 Pietro Doninelli Mitsubishi Lancer Costa Rica 5º31'23.5" 7 Oliver Reyna VW Beetle México 5º58'10.7" 8 Wyeth Gubelmann Subaru Impreza USA 6º07'23.8" 9 Alberto Pedroza Renault México 6º12'50.7" 10 Chacho Medina VW Golf México 6º24'33.6" 11 Alejandro Orozco VW Golf México 6º25'20.4" 12 Javier Valverde Toyota Costa Rica 6º40'24.8" 13 Alejandro Cunningham VW Beetle México 6º44'03.0" 14 Antonio Maceda Nissan México 6º45'07.9" 15 David Medina VW Golf México 6º49'33.3" 16 Marco Hernández Ford Ka México 7º12'48.6"