Julian Wagner with first overall win

Julian Wagner with codriver Anne Katharina Stein were on half way to the win already on first stage of 34. Int. Lietz Sport Jänner Rallye.

He was 40.4 seconds faster as his brother Simon in the same car. Julian drove first time Škoda Fabia R5 this weekend and won event in snow conditions ahead Gerald Rigler – Jurgen Heigl in Ford Fiesta R5 with more than eight minutes.
On third place finished another crew in Škoda Fabia R5: Gerhard Aigner – Martin Tomasini, 41.2 seconds behind second place.

On fourth place overall finished crew Lengauer – Thauerbock in Subaru WRX Sti. They won in Austrian Rally Cup section. In Austrian Historic Rally Cup won crew Konigseder – Holzer in Lancia Delta Integrale 16V.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NULEEZg53K8ery good race had also Martin Ritt in “old” Volvo 740 GL, who won in austrian 2WD championship section and was second in junior section. Winner austrian junior and historic section became Alexander Baumgartner in Volkswagen Kafer 1303 S.

Julian’s brother Simon again didn’t have luck on this event. This time he retired due mechanical issue on SS13. Also Hermann Neubauer, austrian champion from 2016 season, retired. But he retired already after first stage, where he had accident on road section.

Next event in austrian rally championship is Rebenland Rallye on 15.3. – 16.3.2019.