The entry checklist for the Mecsek Rallye in Hungary this weekend has been published, with 22 of the 42 entries eligible for Round 9 of the 2019 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship. With seven of the 9 titles gentle to be gained, all of the leading contenders for the unclaimed class titles shall be in Pécs on the 10-12 October.
Class 4: Will Graham and ‘Lucky’ plod Head-to-Head
There are four EHSRC entries in Class 4, but the title shall be a straight fight between championship chief Will Graham (no11 BMW M3) and ‘Lucky’ (no1 Lancia Delta Integrale). With true two substances retaining aside the two vehicles, whichever vehicle finishes sooner than different on Saturday evening, shall be declared the 2019 Class 4 Champions. The Co-Driver’s championship breeze is led by ‘Lucky’s’ teammate Fabrizia Pons, who’s 12 substances sooner than Will Graham’s someday co-driver Michael Johnston.
Previous faculty Class 4 champions Valter Jensen and Erik Pedersen shall be competing of their no4 BMW M3, as will Jari Latvala and Jouni Saarijarvi within the no10 Toyota Celica GT-Four.
Class 3: Four Method Battle for the Title in Hungary
The Class 3 entry will peep all four title contenders combating it out in Hungary. Reigning champions Karl Wagner and Gerda Zauner are leading the title fade on 100 substances, the Austrians within the no5 Porsche 911 SC at this time four substances sooner than Finland’s Esa Peltonen and Jyrki Saarto within the no24 Toyota Starlet 1300.
Fellow Finns Pentti Veikkanen and Timo Jaakkola are third on 93 substances within the no8 Porsche 911 SC, with the no2 Audi Quattro of Italian crew ‘Zippo’ and Denis Piceno one level within the support of on 92 substances.
The Class 3 EHSRC entry is accomplished by the no25 Toyota Starlet of Teuvo Hamalainen and Pirjo Rosberg.
Class 2: Seven Points Separate Top Six Entries
There are eight EHSRC Class 2 entries for the 2019 Mecsek Rallye, with the six leading contenders for the title all in Hungary.
Driver’s Championship chief Carlo Mylle shall be competing within the no9 Porsche 911 Carerra RSR, the Belgian being joined by Olivier Laporte. Mylle is at this time on 78 substances, true two sooner than Paolo Pasutti and Giovanni Campeis within the no6 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR on 76 substances. Fellow Italians Maurizio Pagella and Roberto Brea are on 75 substances and shall be competing in Hungary within the no12 Porsche 911 RS.
Round 8 winners Anders and Ingrid Johnsen are in fourth space within the no7 Porsche 911 on 74 substances, true sooner than two Hungarian entries. The no 15 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTam of Peter Magoss and Laszlo Ronay are on 73 substances, two sooner than fellow Hungarian crew Laszlo and Edit Mekler within the no13 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTam.
With Olivier Laporte no longer competing in all of the 2019 events alongside Carlo Mylle, the Co-Driver’s Championship is led by Giovanni Campeis.
Additionally competing in Class 2 is the distinctive no36 VW 1303S of Anglo-Irish crew James Calvert and James O’Brien, with the no38 VAZ 2101 of Estonian crew Villu Mattik and Arvo Maslenikov furthermore making one other welcome look on a spherical of the EHSRC.
Class 1: Opponents Jog For Victory in Hungary
With the 2019 championship made up our minds in favour of Antonio Parisi and Giuseppe D’Angelo on Elba final month, the five Class 1 entries shall be going for victory in Hungary. With champions elect Parisi and D’Angelo no longer competing on the 53rd Mecsek Rallye, all eyes shall be on the no15 Ford Escort Twin Cam of Ernie Graham, who shall be joined by Tim Sayer within the vehicle.
Finland’s Elias Kivitila and Timo Tuominen shall be all over again competing within the no27 BMW 2002Ti, with one other BMW 2002Ti of Italian crew Carlo Fiorito and Angelo Pastorino furthermore on the phases this weekend. A third BMW shall be competing within the hands of spherical 2 class winners Sverre Norrgard and Ari Koponen and the entry is accomplished by the no29 Volvo 122 S of Jari Hyvarinen and Jarno Ala-Turkia.
The 53rd Mecsek Rallye will gain underway with Leg 1 on Friday 11 October, which is prepared to impartial six particular phases. The rally will enact on Saturday 12 October after a extra six particular phases are accomplished.
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