The 2nd day of the 29th Historic Vltava Rallye saw a nail-biting cease because the no1 Audi quattro of Italian crew of ‘Zippo’ and Denis Piceno and no3 Porsche 911 SC of overnight leaders Karl Wagner and Gerda Zauner went head-to-head.
On the first few phases Wagner prolonged his lead over the Audi, ending SS6 6 seconds ahead. ‘Zippo’ took two phases, with Wagner responding to the matter to bewitch SS8 to pass to the provider park 29 seconds ahead with three phases to pass.
On stage 10 the Audi closed the gap by 11 seconds and on stage 11 the gap became as soon as valid down to factual 0.7 seconds with factual the 22.71km stage at Stransinska final. The Audi finished the stage in 12m37.4, with the Porsche posting a stage time of 12m42.6, meaning the Audi quattro finished the rally factual 4.5 seconds ahead to bewitch the overall victory on the final gasp.
Third overall, and the Category 2 leaders, were Anders and Ingrid Johnsen within the no9 Porsche 911 RS, the Swedes keeping off a unhurried subject from the no12 Opel Kadett C GT/E of Vojtech Stajf and Vladimir Zelinka, the Czech crew ending factual 2.2 seconds on the aid of the Porsche on the cease of the ideal stage.
The no2 Ford Sierra Cosworth of Daniel Alonso and Candido Carrera finished the day in fifth overall and the winner of Category 4. The Spanish crew finished the rally 1m41.9 seconds ahead of the no14 Ford Sierra Cosworth of Austrian Alfons Nothdurfter and his German teammate Jurgen Nolte. The no4 Audi quattro A2 of Ville Silvasti and Risto Pietilainen became as soon as third and eighth overall.
The no17 Porsche 911 S of Antonio Parisi and Giuseppe D’Angelo finished the rally in 15th overall to add the Category 1 victory within the Czech Republic to the one they took in Sanremo final month.
Round 3 of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship may maybe be the 54th Mecsek Rally in Hungary on the 25-27 June.
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