Emblematic Condell Hill was the Super Special’s headquarter, which closed an exciting Curicó trophy. Its main figure was Argentinian Alejandro Cancio (Skoda Fabia), who seized the round with a strong performance on Saturday. He took advantage of the drawbacks suffered by R5 leader Pedro Heller (Ford Fiesta) and by his closest tracker, Jorge Martínez (Peugeot 208).
After an R5 leaders’ Saturday of misfortune, CB Tech Rally by Skoda Team Argentinian learned how to remain at the top thanks to the distance he managed to get from “Drope” Heller and “Niño Maravilla” (wonder kid) Martínez. To keep the pace and watch the car made up the primal strategy of the Trans Andean driver. The same approach worked for “Chaleco” López, who used the difference gained on Saturday and got second at the podium. Luis Ignacio Rosselot (Mitsubishi Mirage) finished on third position at this RallyMobil Championship fifth round.
“It’s a big joy to have won this very hard rally, the key was to impose the start pace, going as fast as we could, but without risking. Even when the race was already laid down and I was going at an easier pace, the car was slipping off me since the roads allowed very little grip. I had been racing at the Chilean rally and I couldn’t win and, well, we did our best here. We gained plenty of experience to cope with wat’s coming,” Curicó’s winner, Alejandor Cancio, expressed.
Local Francisco “Chaleco” López, second in Curicó, pointed out: “I’m very happy of this rally, it’s the first podium I achieve this season in R5, which is a very competitive category. We weren’t expecting second place, we did a great job together with Nicolás Levalle and the team, so finally a second place makes us really happy. We want to try to continue along this path and gain more experience, get a good overall, be competitive and do a good race in Río Bueno.”
The dropout of he who arrived to Curicó as the R3 leader, Samuel Israel, left a clear way for Emilio Rosselot to clinch victory and snatch the series’ leadership with a consistent performance in his Citröen DS3, which gave him 95 points. A fast Cristóbal Ibarra (Renault Clio) followed him second, while his brother, Ramón, also in a Renault Clio, completed the podium. After Curicó, R3 is now the most competitive of all categories.
At R2, things couldn’t get any better for Martín Scuncio and his co-driver, Javiera Román (Peugeot 208). After a steady exhibition in Curicó -standing second the first day and winning over on Sunday- they have added up 103 points, a soothing difference against their closest rival, Emilio Fernández (Ford Fiesta), who showed his experience in JWRC -the international competitions he’s been to, during this year- through an excellent performance. Eduardo Kovacs (Opel Adam) concluded in third place, as he found the way along with his co-driver Juán Pablo Carrera, with whom he has displayed big improvement.