A sizzling and sunny day in Northern Spain saw the closing seven particular phases of the 2021 Rally de Asturias Historico urge in the hills surrounding Pravia. 

The no1 Audi quattro of Italian duo ‘Zippo’ and Denis Piceno took the quickest time on five of the seven phases to attain the rally 24 seconds forward of the no3 Ford Escort of Jesus Ferreiro and Javier Anido, the Spaniards taking the quickest time on the first and final stage of the day.

This affords ‘Zippo’ and Piceno their fifth Class 3 victory of the 2021 FIA European Ancient Rally Championship and their third overall purchase.

The Class 4 purchase, and third overall, went to the no1 Ford Sierra Cosworth 4×4 of Daniel Alonso and Adrian Perez, with the Spanish crew, whose Sierra used to be peaceable struggling from vitality disorders that had precipitated them issues on Day 1, having to fend off a sure 2d day project from the no4 Subaru Legacy of Antonio Sainz and David De La Puente.  In a single day the Subaru used to be 90 seconds in the motivate of the Ford, but by the quit of Day 2 the gap used to be trusty 28.2 seconds.  Sainz moved forward of the no5 Ford Escort to expend fourth overall.

The Sierra attain the attain line for Alonso to whisper a home victory, but the engine in the end gave up as it used to be driven to the scrutineering bay.

The in a single day leader in Class 2 used to be the no5 Ford Escort RS1800 of Ernie and Karen Graham and the British crew consolidated this end result in expend their 2d Class 2 EHRC victory in a row. 

The no6 Porsche 911 Carrera RS of Paolo Pasutti and Giovanni Campeis had suffered mechanical disorders on the quit of Day 1, dropping the Italians to the motivate of the sphere.  The car used to be repaired and Pasutti used to be a particular person on a mission.  By the quit of the closing stage the no6 Porsche had moved forward of the no7 Ford Escort of James Potter and Michael Johnston to expend 2d feature in Class 2 but were 2 minutes 1.8 seconds in the motivate of Ernie Grahams winning Ford.  

The no8 Chrysler Sunbeam of Tim and Steve Jones completed in 8th overall and third in Class 3, the British crew finishing the day 25 minutes in the motivate of the winning Audi quattro

The next rally on the 2021 FIA European Ancient Rally Championship calendar is the 33rd Rally Elba Storico on 23-25 September.

CLICK HERE for the outcomes from the Rally de Asturias Historico, Round 6 of the 2021 FIA European Ancient Rally Championship.  

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