Ligato half a minute ahead at the end of day two. Saturday March 15th had 8 more special stages in the second day of activities of the Corona Rally Mexico and the winner is still marcos ligaro, although he has only 29.8 seconds in hand over...
Ligato half a minute ahead at the end of day two.
Saturday March 15th had 8 more special stages in the second day of activities of the Corona Rally Mexico and the winner is still marcos ligaro, although he has only 29.8 seconds in hand over second place, Peruvian Ramon Ferreyros, who had a see-saw battle against Polish Janosz Kulig for the second step of the podium and although ha was down at the third stage, by a mere tenth of a second, he came back to win 4 stages in the day --against 2 each for Janosz and Marcos- and has almost 40 seconds advantage. Today's journey was only 120 kilometres of speacila stages and at the end of the day Ramon conceded that his "rally is over unless Ligato makes a mistake".
Fourth place is beyond real possibilities for the podium since Canadian champ Patrick Richard is almost 10 minutes behind second place and in fifth place comes Costa Rican Montalto, another 8 and a half minutes behind. The first Mexican is Alejandro Pimentel, 33 minutes from Ligato in sixth place but the real surprise of the rally is Alberto Pedroza in a Renault Clio class 2 Mexican championship, who is ninth about 68 minutes from the leader but 7'40" in front of US champ Gubelmann who rides a Subaru Group N. 23 crews started the second day and only 19 appeared after SS17 at the Leon Polyforum where the indoor service park and parc ferme are located. Tough rally but only 5 more stages to go tomorrow.
The best 10 are: </pre> Place Driver Car Country Time 1 Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Argentina 3º19'21.3" 2 Ramon Ferreyros Mitsubishi Lancer Peru 3º19'51.1" 3 Janosz Kulig Mitsubishi Lancer Poland 3º20'30.8" 4 Patrick Richard Subaru Impreza Canada 3º29'50.5" 5 Andres Montalto Subaru Impreza Costa Rica 3º38'15.6" 6 Alejandro Pimentel Mitsubishi Lancer Mexico 3º52'20.0" 7 Pietro Doninelli Mitsubishi Lancer Costa Rica 3º58'29.1" 8 Oliver Reyna VW Beetle Mexico 4º19'11.4" 9 Alberto Pedroza Renault Clio Mexico 4º27'36.1" 10 Wyeth Gubelmann Subaru Impreza USA 4º35'15.6"