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Rally of Argentina: KOME Sport preview

Angelo and Barbara Medeghini , Mitsubsihi Lancer Evo VIII, take part in the 25th Rally Argentina Angelo and Barbara Medeghini are taking part in Rally Argentina, 5th round of FIA Production World Rally Championship, with a Mitsubishi lancer ...

Angelo and Barbara Medeghini , Mitsubsihi Lancer Evo VIII, take part in the 25th Rally Argentina

Angelo and Barbara Medeghini are taking part in Rally Argentina, 5th round of FIA Production World Rally Championship, with a Mitsubishi lancer Evo six gears. The crew of the Kome Sport Team, supervised by Mauro Nocentini, did a lot of preparation work for this race. During the last week of June they did some tests near Fano (on the Adriatic Riviera) with the six gears Mitsubishi, and they were able to find the right tuning for such an important and demanding rally.

Tomorrow morning the Shakedown will take place and the race will start in the afternoon with the start and two special stages. (Note: the times indicated in the time table are GMT - 3).

After three demanding races in the Mediterranean area with summer temperatures, the WRC moves to another continent and different climate. In Argentina is winter time now and temperatures can be extremely variables, and can be close to freezing point early in the morning. It is also a rainy period and the gravel roads of the race can turn to mud and be very slippery.

This is quite an important edition of Rally Argentina in its 25th year. The route hasn't change much from last year edition and also this year will be held in the Cordoba province.

The rally will start and finish at the Pro Racing Complex, 3 km from Villa Carlos Paz. It'll have 22 special stages (340,82 km) and a total length of 1216,94 km on gravel. Some of the SS will reach an altitude of approximately 2000 m. There will be a single Service Area located at the Pro racing Complex, where is located also the Shakedown (a SS of 3.65 km length). The longest SS is of 28.74 km.

There is no ceremonial start but immediately after the start two special stages (3.02 km long each) will be held in the same Pro racing area. There are a total of 80 entries, 9 of them competing in the PCWRC. The FIA Production World Rally Championship standings are: 1st Arai (Subaru) 30 points and 2nd Pons (Mitsubishi) and Ligato (Subaru) 20 points. Angelo and Barbara Medeghini of Kome Sport are for the moment 8th with 8 points.

During the preparation tests for Rally Argentina, Angelo and Barbara Medeghini tried the new Subaru, recently arrived from Prodrive, that the Kome Sport Team will use starting from Rally Finland.

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