Avbelj with first stage win in Italy

Boštjan Avbelj and Damijan Andrejka had another great racing weekend, but now in Italy on Rally Città di Bassano, which one was part of International Rally Cup and Mitropa Rally Cup.

They won first time stage in general classification on italian event in competition with 17 another R5 rally cars and also seven WRC rally cars. With one stage win, one second and two second places finished on second place overall. With the same car (Škoda Fabia R5) was faster just crew Damiano De Tommaso – Giorgia Ascalone. Alessandro Re and Mauro Turati with Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 finished 5.5 seconds behind slovenian crew.

In Mitropa Rally Cup won Ferenc Kiss – Gergely Patko (Škoda Fabia R5) ahead Herman Gassner senior (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4) and Hermann Gassner junior in Toyota GT86 CS-R3.

Three Lancia rally cars finished on podium in historic section of event, Tolfo ahead Battistolli and Costenaro. Another Lancia rally car won also in Mitropa Historic Rally Cup, where Brink won ahead Openauer and Stafilopatis, both in Ford Escort.