Guerlain Chicherit and Alexandre Winocq claimed honours on the Silk Manner Rally this day, the third round of the FIA World Cup for Rotten-Country Rallies. The French duo took the catch by over 9 minutes forward of Denis Krotov and Konstantin Zhiltsov within the MINI John Cooper Works Rally. Jérôme Pelichet and Pascal Larroque rounded out the rostrum positions.

Chicherit and Winocq had been on the tempo from the outset, never exterior the quit three on any of the phases. The Century CR6 crew dropped time on the leg 3 Marathon Stage, lacking one navigation point, nonetheless then pushed traumatic to ranking time. As they caught Vladimir Vasilyev within the allotment, they then received caught within the Russian’s dust and hit a fine rock, negative the auto they then needed to restore themselves that evening. The day old to this, on the identical a bit lengthened stage, elope in reverse, the crew suffered one puncture nonetheless bounced aid with the quickest time to obtain the total lead of the rally. At the modern time, on the closing leg, they had been again quickest to suppose victory in gentle type on Chicherit’s first defective-nation rally in five years.

Krotov and Zhiltsov had been the early pacesetters and led after the gap stage. They dropped down the suppose to fourth, nonetheless quickest time on the Marathon Stage elevated them to third total within the standings. Continuously entrance-runners, two 2nd-quickest times the day before this day and this day cemented their attach. Pelichet and Larroque had a gentle elope to obtain the closing podium attach, the MD Optimus crew progressively climbing the leaderboard from fifth to third.

Fourth total used to be claimed by Sergei Kariakin and Anton Vlasiuk, the Russians also a success the T4 class in their BRP Can-Am Maverick. They struggled with high engine and intercooler temperatures halfway thru the match, water-crossings fortuitously serving to them aid the auto cool, nonetheless a mistake-free efficiency also rewarded them with quickest time within the class on three phases.

Jean-Luc Pisson Ceccaldi and Jean Brucy had been the lead T3 car and the PH Zephyr crew completed fifth total after setting quickest class times in three of the sections. They overhauled Pavel Lebedev and Kirill Shubin within the third leg and maintained attach till the enact line. Matthieu Margaillan and Axelle Roux-Decima had been 2nd of the T4 contenders in seventh total with Pavel Silnov and Evgenii Zagorodniuk fair three minutes additional adrift in their Can Am Maverick. The quit 10 used to be rounded out by Jose Pena Campo/Rafael Tornabell Cordoba, and Anastasia Nifontova/Ekaterina Zhadanova, who took the T3 stage in SS2. Vladimir Vasilyev and Aleksei Kuzmich, leaders after the third leg, had been blighted by punctures within the penultimate allotment and forced to retire from their house match.

Following amendments to the itinerary, ensuing in a shortened route, reduced aspects will most likely be awarded for this match.

The next round of the FIA World Cup for Rotten-Country Rallies takes the contenders to Rallye du Maroc (October 8-13).

Silk Manner Rally – Final Classification


Guerlain Chicherit/Alexandre Winocq

Century CR6

7hr 03min 09sec


Denis Krotov/Konstantin Zhiltsov

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

7hr 12min 21sec


Jérôme Pelichet/Pascal Larroque

MD Optimus

7hr 25min 33sec


Sergei Kariakin/Anton Vlasiuk

BRP Can Am Maverick (T4)

7hr 45min 00sec


Jean-Luc Pisson Ceccaldi/Jean Brucy

PH Sport Zephyr (T3)

7hr 53min 06sec


Pavel Lebedev/Kirill Shubin

BRP Can Am Maverick X3 XRS (T3)

8hr 04min 56sec


Matthieu Margaillan/Axelle Roux-Decima

BRP Can Am Maverick (T4)

8hr 24min 38sec


Pavel Silnov/Evgenii Zagorodniuk

BRP Can Am Maverick X3 (T3)

8hr 27min 42sec


José Pena Campo/Rafael Tornabell Cordoba

Polaris RZR PRO XP (T3)

8hr 50min 56sec


Anastasia Nifontova/Ekaterina Zhadanova

BRP Can Am Maverick XRS (T3)

8hr 52min 47sec

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