Hyundai Rally Team Italia driver takes superb ERC second
Andrea Crugnola finished a superb second on Rally di Roma Capitale (July 23-25) where the European and Italian championship fields combined to create field of more than 40 R5 and Rally2 spec cars. The Hyundai Italia Rally Team driver started the event strongly, going fastest on the opening Super Special Stage in his i20 R5. Two more top times on the first full day of competition kept him ahead going into the overnight halt. However, a puncture on Sunday’s second stage would lose him more than 30 seconds, and drop him back to second. Despite a fourth stage win of the weekend, he was unable to recoup the time lost.
ERC regular Craig Breen bought his Team MRF Tyres-entered i20 R5 home in ninth overall after consistent run. Fellow Hyundai customers Umberto Scandola, Grégoire Munster and Iván Ares finished 13th, 14th and 15th overall – Ares in his first visit to the tarmac event.