38th Catalunya Costa Brava Rally - Rally of Spain (22-24 March) 2nd Leg : Saturday 23rd of March Dual of Saxos The second leg of the Catalunya Rally Costa Brava offered today a great dual between the Saxos of Andrea Dallavilla and Dani ...
38th Catalunya Costa Brava Rally - Rally of Spain (22-24 March)
2nd Leg : Saturday 23rd of March
Dual of Saxos
The second leg of the Catalunya Rally Costa Brava offered today a great dual between the Saxos of Andrea Dallavilla and Dani Sola.
The Vic-based driver, Dani Sola, was hoping this morning to catch up with his main rival Andrea Dallavilla. However, the Young Catalan had to postpone his attack with the cancellation of stage 7 and 8 for security reasons (too many spectators).
Dani Sola drove very fast in stage 9, and Andrea Dallavilla, suffering from brakes problems lost there 19,5 seconds, two third of his lead.
Dani Sola also set the fastest time in the next stage, bringing the margin between the two Saxos to 2,1 seconds. As François Duval (Ford Puma) won the two last stages of the second leg, Dani Sola came back to the final service with a 12,3 seconds lead on the Italian driver. This position gives him ideal conditions for the last leg, as it will be run around his home-town.
Janne Tuohino solved his electrical problems. The young Finn still follows his plans : get as much experience as possible by finishing the third asphalt rally of his entire career.
After yesterday's punctures, Sven Haaf started last this morning. Despite he was admitting to drive carefully today, he set several seventh fastest times. But in stage 10, he had to change a wheel again and lost the time he caught up today. For him as well, the main target is to reach the finish tomorrow.
Sunday the 24th of March, third leg : 499,62 km including 106,26 km of special stages.
Start in Lloret de Mar at 6.15 am
Five special stages. Regrouping in Manlleu from 11.01 to 11.11.
Finish in Lloret de Mar at 17.15.