By Jorge Silva C.
Under the command of the Opel Adam R2 and together with Juan Pablo Carrera, he won a race and finished second in the season.
A practically impeccable year: this was the 2019 season of Eduardo Kovacs, who along with his navigator Juan Pablo Carrera, reached the runner-up of the RallyMobil in the Opel Adam R2 of Kovacs Sports.
Kovacs won a race in the R2 Category, the 5ª date in Curicó, and ascended to the podium each of the other five events played this year.
“It was a great year, the truth is that we are very proud of what we achieved thanks to the team's work, which always provided an impeccable car”said Eduardo Kovacs."
The champion of the R2 Category was Patricio Muñoz together with Miguel Recalt (Peugeot 208 R2, Team Eme Racing). "Pato was a tough opponent, but at the same time a great teammate, it has been a pleasure to face him this season, he forced us to try harder and harder"Eduardo said.
Date to date:
1º - Los Angeles, 5 to April 7: Third place. “The first race of the year helped us to establish the pace and set-up for the WRC of Concepción. My navigator was Juan Pablo Monasterolo, I also thank him for a great job. ”
2º - COPEC RALLY CHILE WRC, 9 to May 12: Third place. “It was a very demanding race because of the amount of kilometers traveled, the schedules and the long days we had. At the same time it was an unforgettable experience, running in the same event as three great world champions, such as Sebastien Loeb, Ott Tanak and Sebastien Ogier. ”
3º - Ovalle, 20 to June 23: Second place. “The northern roads are always very hard and in Ovalle it was no exception. We knew how to take the car despite adverse temperature and heat conditions in the environment. ”
4º - Quillón, 9 to August 11: Third place. “Very hard race, with rain at times and a very technical tour, Juan Pablo Carrera was very attentive with the route. The mechanics had a lot of work. ”
5º - Curicó, 5 to 8 is September: First place. “A dream come true, win a Copec RallyMobil race. Many memories of so many seasons, and of special people who have accompanied us. The rain changed all forecasts. We were tense until the end, the water affected some circuits and the car stopped. Fortunately we managed to close well and we were left with the victory ”.
6º - La Unión and Río Bueno, 17 to October 20: Second place. “A very technical career, but at the same time fast and challenging. We managed to ensure a good result to consolidate our position on the podium of the season, always fighting on the podium. ”