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After struggling with gasoline pump points on the first leg, the no9 Porsche 911 SC of Karl Wagner and Gerda Zauner had a considerably higher day on the final day of the rally, ending because the tip EHRC automobile and winning Class 3.  

The second leg of the Rally Elba Storico would characteristic five phases, with the first seeing Wagner outpace the overnight EHRC chief Gabriele Noberasco in the no11 BMW M3, the Italian retiring on the next stage when the BMW suffered a head gasket failure.

The Austrians space the fastest EHRC time on all five phases, though-provoking up the total command and heading Class 3.

The battle of the rally became as soon as in Class 2 with the no23 Opel Kadett of Vojtech Stajf and Vladimir Zelinka, the no15 Porsche 911 of Paolo Pasutti and Giovanni Campeis and the no24 Ford Escort of Ernie and Karen Graham going head-to-head.  

Pasutti had been leading overnight but dropped down the command after SS5.  The Italians space the finest EHRC Class 2 time on SS6, but Vojtech Stajf became as soon as on a price, the Czech driver outpacing Pasutti on four of the five phases. Ernie Graham became as soon as ready to be fervent with the Opel and the Porsche but couldn’t eradicate the fight to them.  The Class 2 championship chief done the day 50 seconds in the aid of Stajf and 22.6s in the aid of Pasutti on the tip of SS9.

Valter Jensen and Eric Pedersen’s no18 BMW M3 had sorted the gasoline points that had hampered their efforts on the first leg of the rally.  The Norwegians combating with the Austrian-German duo of Alfons Nothdurfter and Juergen Nolte in the no22 Ford Sierra Cosworth for EHRC Class 4 honours.  By the tip of the final stage the Ford became as soon as forward of the BMW. 

Antonio Parisi and Giuseppe D’Angelo took one other EHRC Class 1 victory in the no31 Porsche 911 S, ending over 7 minutes forward of the no77 BMW 2002 Ti of Carlo Fiorito and Marina Bertonasco.  

The subsequent tournament on the FIA EHRC calendar is the Rallye Global du Valais in Switzerland on the 21-23 October.

CLICK HERE for the outcomes from the 33rd Rally Elba Storico, Spherical 7 of the 2021 FIA European Historic Rally Championship.  


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