WRC Junior – 2019 Rally of Wales GB – Preview


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In pursuit of glory

The future stars of the FIA World Rally Championship will negotiate 22 gruelling phases on Wales Rally GB, searching for championship glory to determine the biggest prize equipment in rallying.

Old winners of this coveted championship consist of WRC stars Sébastien Loeb, Dani Sordo, Sébastien Ogier, Craig Breen, Elfyn Evans and Pontus Tidemand.

The Prize

The 2019 FIA Junior WRC Champion will receive the keys to a trace fresh R5 automotive, 200 tyres for exercise in the 2020 FIA WRC2 Championship, free registration and 5 free entries for the 2020 FIA WRC 2 Championship.

The Rookie Award will be made up our minds too, awarding the winner €15,000 in direction of their 2020 FIA Junior WRC advertising and marketing campaign.

Who’s in contention?

Jan Solans would possibly per chance per chance assemble FIA Junior WRC ancient previous by joining his brother Nil Solans as a Junior WRC champion. Solans sits 2d overall, one point in the motivate of double rally winner Tom Kristensson. Discounting worst categorised outcomes, the Spaniard leads Kristensson by two factors thanks in section to his large haul of 24 stage decide factors in comparison with Kristensson’s 12. Three-year FIA Junior WRC stale Dennis Rådström sits third in the factors, with a healthy likelihood of a hit the championship as he’s 21 factors down from Solans discounting worst categorised outcomes.

Kristensson leads the Rookie Award with a true 39-point benefit over Estonian Roland Poom. Might maybe well well maybe furthermore soundless Kristensson decide the FIA Junior WRC Championship, Poom’s closest opponents for the Rookie Award scholarship comes by formula of Fabrizio Zaldivar who’s in the period in-between eleventh in the championship.

The Rally

Wales Rally GB is a basic rally that parts instant and flowing phases. Many drivers scrutinize forward to the tournament which ability of the moderately fixed surface that doesn’t rip as a lot as the identical level as most gravel rallies. It is miles thanks to the successfully-made roads that assemble up the bulk of Wales Rally GB’s dash tests, nevertheless the Welsh forests are certainly not a sure wager. Unpredictable climate makes, grip and stage conditions tricky which nearly consistently throws up a shock and keeps each and each drivers and co-driver on their toes. Changeable climate ability that tyre preference will be of paramount importance, the crews will be in a local to salvage from 22 soft and six tough tyres, but can ideal exercise a most of 22 tyres on Wales Rally GB alongside with Shakedown.

Crews would possibly want to pay extra attention to the facet of their shuffle-notes, namely for the morning loops because the encompassing forests can motivate onto the morning fog with hugely reducing visibility. It’s a the same effort for the final phases of Friday and Saturday: the final round sees exceptionally early begins and unhurried finishes main to crews running on the phases in the lifeless of night. These motivate-to-motivate early and unhurried finishes mean unhurried evening shuffle-demonstrate overview will attain at the worth of sleep deprivation, as many crews will be lucky to gain four hours of sleep in on Friday evening.

Rally Finland Outcomes:

1.Tom Kristensson / Henrik Appelskog 02: 55: 17.2

2. Jan Solans / Mauro Barreiro 01: 28.0

3. Roland Poom / Ken Jarveoja 11: 54.8

4. Aleksi Royhkio / Ville Mannisenmaki 13: 25.2

5. Sean Johnston / Alex Kihurani 13: 42.3

6. Enrico Oldrati / Elia de Guio 19: 38.4

7. Nico Knacker / Michael Wenzel 38: 33.4

8. Fabrizio Zaldivar / Fernando Mussano 53: 39.3

9. Martins Sesks / Andris Malnieks 56: 31.7

10. Tom Williams / Phil Corridor 1: 20: 02.7

Retired:

Dennis Rådström / Johan Johansson

Sami Pajari / Antti Haapala

Julius Tannert / Jürgen Heigl

Raul Badiu / Gabriel Lazar

Rally d’Italia Sardegna Outcomes:

1. Jan Solans / Mauro Barreiro 4h02m36.2s

2. Dennis Rådström / Johan Johansson 00: 14.9

3. Tom Kristensson / Henrik Appelskog 03: 27.2

4. Raul Badiu / Gabriel Lazar 04: 37.5

5. Martins Sesks / Krisjanis Caune 05: 34.9

6. Julius Tannert / Jurgen Heigl 06: 41.8

7. Fabrizio Zaldivar / Fernando Mussano 08: 58.9

8. Enrico Oldrati / Elia de Guio 17: 44.6

9. Nico Knacker / Michael Wenzel 19: 53.9

Retired:

Tom Williams / Phil Corridor

Sean Johnston / Alex Kihurani

Tour de Corse Outcomes:

1. Julius Tannert / Jürgen Heigl 3h51m50.0s

2. Tom Kristensson / Henrik Appelskog 00: 01.9

3. Dennis Rådström / Johan Johansson 00: 25.8

4. Jan Solans / Mauro Barreiro 05: 48.8

5. Tom Williams / Phil Corridor 06: 36.7

6. Roland Poom / Ken Jarveoja 07: 35.3

7. Raul Badiu / Gabriel Lazar 08: 00.3

8. Enrico Oldrati / Elia de Guio 08: 30.5

9. Nico Knacker / Michael Wenzel 09: 36.9

10. Fabrizio Zaldivar / Fernando Mussano 11: 42.8

Retired:

Ken Torn / Kauri Pannas

Martins Sesks / Krisjanis Caune

Sean Johnston / Alex Kihurani

Rally Sweden Outcomes:

1. Tom Kristensson / Henrik Appelskog 3: 14: 48.9

2. Roland Poom / Ken Jarveoja 1: 31.2

3. Jan Solans / Mauro Barreiro 4: 09.2

4. Tom Williams / Phil Corridor 6: 53.4

5. Sean Johnston / Alex Kihurani 11: 43.1

6. Martins Sesks / Krisjanis Caune 13: 20.9

7. Enrico Oldrati / Elia de Guio 16: 23.8

8. Dennis Rådström / Johan Johansson 23: 31.1

9. Fabrizio Zaldivar / Fernando Mussano 23: 47.0

10. Ken Torn / Kuldar Sikk 24: 00.0

11. Julius Tannert / Helmar Hinneberg 41: 24.8

12. Nico Knacker / Tobias Braun 49: 09.3

13. Raul Badiu / Gabriel Lazar 53: 38.8

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