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Basso in Fiesta R5 LDI second at Rally Sanremo

Basso in Fiesta R5 LDI second at Rally Sanremo © BRC

The 62nd Rally Sanremo, held in Liguria (western Italy) was the second round of the 2015 Italian Rally Championship series. Giandomenico Basso and Paolo Andreucci fought for the top spot, but BRC's driver had to accept defeat.

Giandomenico Basso, three-time winner of Rally Sanremo, this year had to make do with the second spot overall. Paolo Andreucci took victory home, thus winning the rally for the third time in his career. Andreucci, along with co-driver Anna Andreussi, were out of reach this year, winning 7 stages out of 10.

Giandomenico Basso's Ford Fiesta R5 LDI at Rally Sanremo 2015© acisportitalia.itThe 2015 season's second rally was much luckier for Basso than the first one, but still he has much to do if he wants to win the entire championship

Basso, driving a Ford Fiesta R5 LDI wearing BRC livery, failed to win any of the stages. Instead, he came in second or third on most of them, which finally allowed him to ultimately secure a good second position overall. Representatives of BRC Gas Equipment expressed their satisfaction with the result. As they said, the second place is the outcome of the team's perseverance and an encouragement to try even harder in the rallies to follow.

The final standings of Rally Sanremo prove again promoting LPG as motor fuel was the right thing to do for BRC. BRC Racing Team is the only such team in the world who uses a gaseous alternative fuel to demonstrate an LPG-powered rally car can be environment-friendly, economical, but also fast, reliable and perfectly safe.

BRC's other rally crew, driving a Suzuki Swift LPG with Giorgio Cogni behind the wheel, also made a good appearance at Sanremo, finishing 8th in the R1 class.

General standings of the 62nd Rally Sanremo:

  1. Paolo Andreucci/Anna Andreussi (Peugeot 208 T16 R5) – 1:45'55,8
  2. Giandomenico Basso/Lorenzo Granai (Ford Fiesta R5 LDI) – 34,3 behind;
  3. Stefano Albertini/Danilo Fappani (Peugeot 208 T16 R5) – 1'25,4 behind.

General standings of the 2015 Italian Rally Championship (CIR – Campionato Italiano Rally):

  1. Paolo Andreucci – 21 points;
  2. Stefano Albertini – 18 points;
  3. Alessandro Perico – 15 points;
  4. Giandomenico Basso – 12 points.


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Piotr Złoty
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