Jari-Matti Latvala (TOYOTA CELICA ST 165), Simone Brusori (PORSCHE 911 RS), Luca Pedersoli (CITROEN DS3 WRC), Mauro Argenti (PORSCHE 911S) are the rallylegends leaders after the first night time leg
Republic of San Marino. A huge crowd of spectators is the backdrop to the show of the first stage of Rallylegend, the one that traditionally takes place at night. Four the special stages scheduled:
“I Laghi” and “San Marino” to be repeated, with the spectacular Regrouping in the historic centre of San Marino between the two.
In the Classic category, Jari-Matti Latvala with Janne Ferm in a 1967 Toyota Celica ST 165 is the first leader, with two partial victories and a 5 ”7 advantage over the second Simone Romagna with Cristina Caldart (Lancia Delta Integrale del 1990). In the last position on the podium “Zippo”, with Denis Piceno and the Subaru Impreza of 1996, 9 “8 behind, while a little further away is the San Marino Marco Bianchini with Giulia Paganoni (Lancia Delta Integrale of 1988), closely followed by Rui Madeira, with Silva (Subaru Impreza of 1995) and Gustavo Trelles, with Del Buono (Subaru Legacy of 1991).
In the Historic category Simone Brusori, with Enzo Zafferani (Porsche 911 RS from 1981), leads the race with an 11″ of advantage over Sergio Galletti’s other 1975 Porsche 911 RSR with Gabrielli and 29″ over the French Valliccioni- Raffaelli in a 1986 BMW M3.
In the WRC category the expert and always fast Luca Pedersoli with Anna Tomasi in the 2011 Citroen DS3 is the temporary leader, after having overtaken the performing 2017 Ford Fiesta WRC Plus of the Swiss “Il Valli” -Cirillo, trailing by only 2″5, while the other Swiss team Puricelli-Medici (2011 Citroen DS3) follows at 3″ 8.
In the Heritage category, a close fight between Mauro Argenti, with Roberta Amorosa (Porsche 911 S of 1969) and Sandro Giacomelli’s 1977 Fiat 131 Abarth, with Zancanella.
As usual, a great show held by the protagonists of the Legend Stars and CK Legend category. It was just a show, without timing. Between the protagonists, Kalle Rovanpera, Markku Alen and Miki Biasion spared no efforts in it.