Mentos Ascania Racing finished the 1st day of Neste Oil Rally Finland
Ukrainian racing team, Mentos Ascania Racing, started the fastest and one of the most difficult rallies of the world. The first day of Neste Oil Rally Finland was quite successful for Ukrainian drivers: all of them reached the finish line. And even more! Alexandr Saluik set the pole at the sake-down today and got the 9th place in PWRC ranking after SS3. Valery Gorban became the 13th, Aleksey Kikireshko – the 16th.
The Thursday’s distance was short (nearly 40 km) but despite of this Ukrainian team took the place in top-10 of the race. Aleksandr Saluik, the Ukrainian rally champion, was the fastest at sake-down. «Neste Oil Rally Finland is the most classic rally in the world – it is very fast, I’m a big fan of these races, - said Aleksandr Saliuk . – But I should be very lucky to got the place in the top-5 here! All local drivers are unbelievable fast, but I’m going to do my best and keep good and safe pace for all the days».
Neste Oil Rally Finland is the most classic rally in the world
Valery Gorban and Aleksey Kikireshko got their positions thanks to self-possessed and careful tactic. Ukrainian drivers could complete their major challenge – reached the 1st day finish without serious technical problems. Today the Ukrainian team had nothing special to report but the next 275 km of the SS’s could change the situation onto any way.
by: Mentos Ascania Racing