Under heavy rain, typical of Southern Chile, the 46 cars that signed up for the 2018 RallyMobil’s third round headed towards the Shakedown, which went through 4,82 km between Punta Larga and Frutillar, and tested the mechanical preparation of the teams in competition.
At 2:30 pm N3 cars started and the 2-lap Shakedown kept going until the last R5 went through. Some complications during this warm up forced two N3 binomials to wtihdraw.
Once the wet and muddy cars were back at the Service Park, the drivers began to work along with their mechanics to finish polishing engine, tire and battery details. This is a fundamental intervention for gearing up the cars setting off to Saturday’s official start at the first special stage, one of 15.4 km between Cau Cau and Ñapenco.
Check Shakedown results here
As the clock struck 7:30 pm, the Opening Ceremony began outside the Teatro del Lago, a perfect setting were the rally fans shared with their favorite teams and enjoyed a show that was free of charge and suitable for all the family members. Rally fanaticism and friendship combined in an event that makes a party of every city’s streets it visits. Once the squads’ introductions ended, the cheerful people went back home and the organization could confirm what a crowded round this would be. This was the opening that officially started with the 2018 season’s third round, with Frutillar as a scenery and Osorno Volcano witnessing the passion there is for Chile’s most important motorsport.
See you on the road!