Our real winner on 33. Int. Lietz Sport Jänner Rallye 2018 is Simon Wagner, who almost won first event for austrian rally championship with “old” Mazda 323 GT-R. With codriver Gerald Winter finished all sixteen special stages but didn’t arrived to last check point because gearbox failure after last stage. They are just on SS12 worse than seventh and they also won sixth stage (SS St. Oswald).
Yes – he is local drivers, yes – all “important” drivers also retired, yes – there weren’t many international drivers, BUT with that car driving on the limit on that kind of driving conditions – just respect!