Ralliart Italy won the WRC 2 Group N Cup at Rally de Portugal.
Max Rendina and co-driver Mario Pizzuti made it a full house today when they won the WRC 2 Group N Cup at Rally de Portugal with Ralliart Italy, to take their third victory in a row. They confidently navigated their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X through the tough Portuguese stages to beat the rest of the Group N Cup field by a full 5 minutes 57 seconds and also finish first in the Group N category.
Rendina can’t quite believe that he’s scooped his third back-to-back victory giving him a maximum 75 points so far with only four rounds to go and three more results to count in his Group N Cup challenge: “It’s incredible! I never imagined that I would be able to come to the WRC, having never before competed outside Italy, and successfully complete three rallies, yet alone top the Group N Cup leader board. Now I can’t wait to get out to Argentina – I hear the fans are fantastic and the stages spectacular. It’ll be another challenge altogether, but I’ll do my best and hopefully do a good job in the process!”
Team Manager Bruno De Pianto is delighted with Rendina’s performance: “It’s very easy working with Max. He’s cool and calm at all times and just puts in strong performances event after event. Portugal is a tricky rally even for experienced drivers who know the conditions well, but I think for Max to come here and beat the locals in the Group N category is an achievement he should really be proud of. Everyone in the team likes working with him and Mario and he couldn’t be in a position any stronger heading into Argentina!”