Angelo and Barbara Medeghini , Mitsubsihi Lancer Evo VIII, finished their third race in the 2005 FIA Production Car World Rally Championship Angelo Medeghini and Barbara Capoferri with Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII of the KOME SPORT Team,...
Angelo and Barbara Medeghini , Mitsubsihi Lancer Evo VIII, finished their third race in the 2005 FIA Production Car World Rally Championship
Angelo Medeghini and Barbara Capoferri with Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII of the KOME SPORT Team, finished Rally Turkey, 4th round of the 2005 FIA Production Car World Rally Championship.
Today's final leg had only two special stages (49,80 km) and the finish ceremony at 12.55 in Kemer. 54 crews finished the race out of 76. It was a sunny and warm day, but some parts of today's specials were still muddy and slippery.
Angelo and Barbara Medeghini finished the race 10th in the Production Car standing.
"It was a nice race." said Angelo at the end of the rally "It was a demanding one. Even if we didn't score points this time, we are quite satisfied. It was a good experience and we are getting a good feeling with the car that will help us for future rallies. During the race we had some problems but we solved them thanks to the excellent work of the team. It was our second race on gravel after a 6 years absence from rallies, now we will get ready for Rally Argentina, another all gravel rally and we hope to improve our performances."
Angelo and Barbara Medeghini's adventure in the Production Car World rally Championship goes on with some difficulties but also with satisfaction. The main objective is to gain experience and get to know better the championship races, something extremely important for the future.
The fast Japanese driver Toshihiro Arai with Subaru Impreza won Group N. At the and of the second leg he laid in 3rd position but in today's SS he was able to pass the Argentinian driver Marcos Ligato (Subaru Impreza) leader of the classification at the end of the second leg. Third Nasser Al-Attiya (Subaru Impreza) and fourth Xavier Pons (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII).
The Production Car Championship points are : Arai 30 points, Ligato and Pons 20 points.
Next appointment for the Kome Sport team is Rally Argentina (15/17 July). Angelo Medeghini will use a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MR with the new six speed gearbox, prepared by Mauro Nocentini.