A weekend of satisfactions for Suzuki Italia with the crowning of Simone Goldoni and Eric Macori as Italian R1 2021 Champions.
After the early victory in Brescia, Goldoni had promised himself to also pocket the Italian title and to complete a constant race without smudging aboard the Swift Sport Hybrid of Gliese Engineering that allowed him to focus on the goal set already at the Rally 1000 Miles. The fastest of the R1 Hybrids in the power stage on Friday actually ran a race on his own, transparent for the purposes of the trophy and, compared to the other equally fierce challengers, but focused on bringing points for the remaining important positions.
In the fight for the 14th Suzuki Rally Cup, in its seventh round of the season, the best was Giorgio Fichera together with Ronny Celli. The Sicilian from Meteco Corse ran an intelligent race with scratch on the long “Cà del Diaolo” and right on the last special of “Orsana”.
He did not disappoint, as expected, even the young Igor Iani. The driver from Maresco, leader under, has also placed some times of absolute value, including the first pass on the “San Francesco” test, valid as the power stage of the trophy.
The youngster, in his second participation in “Due Valli”, sixth in 2020, has shown that he has grown up driving his RA5Hybrid of the Asd New Turbomark Rally Team, taking the important points that keep him second in the trophy.
Commitments also respected by Fabio Poggio and Valentina Briano, who started a little quietly in the power stage on Friday then increased their pace remaining in the positions that count, now fourths of the Suzuki Rally Cup, in front of their direct opponent Roberto Pellè. Concludes the trip to Verona with a smile Claudio Vallino.
The experienced Ligurian driver navigated by Maurizio Vitali took the lead among the cars of the Racing Start class with a 3”7 advantage over Mantoet. Real surprise of this race was the performance of Cristian Mantoet, paired with Roberto Simioni who maintained a good pace, remaining in front of Vallino until the PS4.
The row of Suzuki cars closed by Sergio Denaro’s Swift Beatrice De Paoli, Manuele Stella with Christian Trivellato and the most popular of the Racing Start group Ivan Cominelli, together with Roberto Crivellaro who scored the best time trial among the Swift RSTs in the race. opening on Friday. All that remains is to wait for the final appointment of this 2021 season to be held on the occasion of the 41st Raly Città di Modena, valid as the National Final scheduled for next 30-31 October.
These are the models in detail, the cars will all be equipped with Toyo Tires tires:
SUZUKI BoosterJet 1.0 (Swift / Baleno) with Racing Start specifications.
SUZUKI Swift Sport Hybrid and Swift Sport 1600 Fiche n ° 0038 prepared with the specifications of the national and hybrid Rally5 Technical Regulations. (Posted on 01/03/2020).
The Swift Sport Hybrids must be equipped with a planetary differential (Quaife), a standard electronic control unit (ECU) and the original six-speed gearbox.
SUZUKI Swift BoosterJet 1.0 Fiche n ° 0042 prepared with the specifications of the R1 Group.
SUZUKI Swift Sport 1600 Fiche n ° 0038 set up with the specifications of the R1B Group all.J 260/2018.
SUZUKI RALLY CUP RANKING AFTER ROUND 7:
Goldoni-Macori (Suzuki Swift Sport 1.4) in 1: 12’55.1; 2. Fichera-Celli (Suzuki Swift Sport 1.4) at 24.3; 3. Iani-Puliani (Suzuki Swift Sport 1.4) at 46.6; 4. Poggio-Briano (Suzuki Swift Sport 1.4) at 1’30.3; 5. Pelle’-Luraschi (Suzuki Swift Sport 1.4) at 2’26.6; 6. Vallino-Vitali (Suzuki Swift 1.0) at 3’41.2; 7. Mantoet-Simioni (Suzuki Swift 1.0) at 3’45.0; 8. Denaro-De Paoli (Suzuki Swift Sport) at 4’16.0; 9. Stella-Trivellato (Suzuki Swift 1.0) at 6’06.1; 10. Cominelli-Crivellaro (Suzuky Swift 1.0) at 9’36.8
SUZUKI RALLY CUP RACING START CLASSIFICATION AFTER ROUND 7:
Vallino 52pt; Cominelli 48pt; Mantoet 28pt; Soliani 20; Schileo 11pt
ROLL OF GOLD SUZUKI RALLY CUP
2008 Roberto Sordi; 2009 Andrea Crugnola; 2010 Milko Pini; 2011 Claudio Gubertini; 2012 Damiano Defilippi; 2013 Paolo Amorisco; 2014 Alessandro Uliana; 2015 Marco Capello; 2016 Corrado Peloso; 2017 Simone Rivia, Under 25 Giorgio Cogni; 2018 Corrado Peloso; 2019 Simone Goldoni; 2020 Andrea Scalzotto