Domination of Peugeot 208 Rally4 at Roma Capitale, Pep Bassas winner in ERC3
Peugeot 208 Rally4 dominated the first round of the ERC championship on tarmac. The Peugeot crews won 11 special stages (SS) on the 14 of the Roma Capitale rally (Italy), won the ERC3 with Pep Bassas and secured a second place in ERC3-Junior with Alejandro Cachon. A new proof of the high level of performance of the Peugeot 208.
4 Peugeot 208 Rally4 were engaged in the ERC3/ERC3-Junior category: Pep Bassas (Rally Team Spain, The Racing Factory), Alejandro Cachon (Rally Team Spain), Norbert Maior (Topp-Cars Rally Team) and Martin Laslo (M-sport Racing).
Pep Bassas claimed his first ERC3 victory this season, after two podiums in previous events, after a Halletante race. The Spanish team takes the lead of the ERC3 championship. Alejandro Cachon, another Rally Team Spain driver, finished third in RC4 and second in ERC3-Junior. Victory eluded him in the final special event, for a tenth of a second.
4 Peugeot 208 Rally4 were engaged un the Italian two-wheel drive championship: Andrea Nucita (FPF Sport), Christopher Lucchesi (GF Racing), Jacopo Trevisani (GF Racing) and Nicola Cazzaro (Delta Racing).
After Andrea Nucita’s early retirement in SS2, Christopher Lucchesi maintained a high pace throughout the first day. The Italian driver was leading the RC4 at the end of SS6, with a comfortable lead in the Italian two-wheel drive championship. Christopher Lucchesi finally triumphed in Rome, allowing him to narrow the gap with Andrea Nucita (Peugeot 208 Rally4) in the 2RM championship. Nicola Cazzaro concluded a promising weekend with a second place, his first podium of the season.
Final classification - Rallye Roma Capitale 2021 - ERC3 :
- Pep Bassas - J. Coronado (Peugeot 208 Rally4, Rally Team Spain)
- J.B. Franceschi - A. Gorguilo (Renault Clio Rally4) : +2,7s
- A. Cachon - A. Lopez (Peugeot 208 Rally4, Rally Team Spain) : +2,8s
Final classification - Rallye Roma Capitale 2021 - Italie 2RM :
- C. Lucchesi - T. Ghilardi (Peugeot 208 Rally4, GF Racing)
- N. Cazzaro - G. Brunaporto (Peugeot 208 Rally4, Delta Racing) : +1:48,4
- R. Dapra - C. Lombardi (Ford Fiesta Rally4) : +1:52,1