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03.09.2014
Italy
Sector: LPG

BRC on podium in Rally Friuli Venezia Giulia

Giandomenico Basso with co-driver Mitia Dotta of BRC Racing Team drove his LPG-powered R5-spec Ford Fiesta LDI rally car to second place in the Rally Friuli Venezia Giulia, yet again proving that autogas is an exceptional fuel for motorsport, too.
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Podium of the Rally Friuli Venezia Giulia© BRCPodium of the Rally Friuli Venezia Giulia 2014, with Giandomenico Basso and Mitia Dotta at place 2

After some technical problems with the car's turbocharger's pop-off valve, Basso and Dotta finished the first day of the 50th Friuli Venezia Giulia Rally, itself the 6th round of the Italian Rally Championships series, in third place. There was definitely room for improvement.

BRC Racing Team's technicians replaced the turbo in next to no time, so the LDI Fiesta was ready to take on the rivals on day two. Giandomenico Basso won the final three special stages, meaning he fought for second position overall with Umberto Scandola practically until the very end. It was not until the penultimate special stage that BRC Racing Team's driver managed to finally overtake Scandola, thus securing the overall second spot.

50th Rally Friuli Venezia Giulia final standings:

  1. Paolo Andreucci/Anna Andreussi (Peugeot 208 R5 T16) – 1:47'40.9;
  2. Giandomenico Basso/Mitia Dotta (Ford Fiesta R5 LDI) – 45.0 loss;
  3. Alessandro Perico/Mauro Turati (Peugeot 208 T16) – 2'08.6 loss.

Before the two final rounds of the season left (Rally Adriatic and Rally Due Valli), there are only 3 points between the first and the third driver in the general standings, so there's going to be a lot of excitement. And the CIR (Campionato Italiano Rally – Italian Rally Championships) standings so far are as follows:

  1. Umberto Scandola – 67 points;
  2. Paolo Andreucci – 65 points;
  3. Giandomenico Basso – 64 points.

Rally Adriatic will be held on September 20-21, so await updates!



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Piotr Złoty
source: BRC



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