Angelo Medeghini and Barbara Capoferri take part in Rally Wales with the Subaru Impreza Spec. C 15 September 2005 -- Angelo and Barbara Medeghini are taking part in Rally Wales - GB, 6th round of the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship...
Angelo Medeghini and Barbara Capoferri take part in Rally Wales with the Subaru Impreza Spec. C
15 September 2005 -- Angelo and Barbara Medeghini are taking part in Rally Wales - GB, 6th round of the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship with the Subaru Impreza Spec.C prepared by Mauro Nocentini.
The crew of the Kome Sport Team made its debut with the Subaru at Rally Finland in early August, finishing 3rd of Group N. Angelo and Barbara Medeghini took part in Rally Great Britain (once called Rally RAC) in 1997, finishing 10th overall.
Kome Sport Team entered this year edition of the PCWRC with a Mitsubishi and then chose to continue with a Subaru, therefore the participation at Rally Finland gave the opportunity to the young driver of Brescia to acquire experience with the new car, experience that is going to be very important to tackle the 6th round of the PCWRC.
"The experience we acquired during a tough rally such as Rally Finland and the good result obtained are going to be very useful for this coming rally" said Angelo Medeghini "During summer we did some more tests in order to prepare at the best the car and the results so far have been quite good. This is going to be another difficult race on gravel. We entered it only once in 1997 and at that time the race was held in November with completely different weather conditions. It is an important rally and we'll do our best to get points for the Championship".
Angelo and Barbara Medeghini are now 5th in the PCWRC standings.
The total number of entrants is 87, 11 of them participating in the PCWRC. The race has a total length of 1251,17 km, 357,56 km divided into 17 special stages, all on gravel. All the stages will be run on private owned tracks, the ones at the north used by military vehicles and others used by trucks transporting logs from the forests. The stages are varied, some of them up north are narrow tree-lined sections, others, where trees have been removed, are wide and flowing. The weather so far has been quite dry, but in the case of rain the stages can become rutted, especially during the second pass. This year for the first time the organizers introduced a new stage at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium, that can hold 50.000 spectators. The sliding roof of this arena will be closed during the 1.10 km long test, creating the first indoor stage in the history of the WRC.
This morning drivers did the Shakedown a test 3.90 km long under a heavy rain and tonight at 7.30 pm the ceremonial start from Cardiff will take place. The real rally will start tomorrow morning with the start of the first leg at 7.00 am from Swansea, 6 SS (136,74 km). All the three legs will start and finish in Swansea.