Novak didn’t improve his success

Aljoša Novak didn’t improve his success from two years ago on Il Nido dell’Aquila in Italy, but still managed to finish in top 10 against some top italian drivers.

The fastest on gravel surface was french crew Stephane Consani – Thibault de la Haye in Škoda Fabia R5, who leads also in italian gravel championship standings. They won on three of sixt stages and finished just 5.4 seconds ahead italian champion Paolo Andreucci in Peugeot 208 T16, this time with codriver Rudy Briani. Third finished Umberto Scandola – Guido D’Amore in Hyundai i20 R5.

Aljoša Novak and Jaka Cevc finished ninth with rented Škoda Fabia R5. They lost too much time on first stage to be more competitive.