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Rally Poland Review - 1 Jul 19

The Italian Andrea Nucita and the Romanian Alina Pop win the third stage of the Abarth Rally Cup, the 76th Rally Poland, valid for the European Championship ERC

  • Andrea Nucita with Alina Pop preceded Dariusz Polonski with Lukasz Sitek and strengthen their leadership in the championship reserved for the Abarth 124 rally.
  • The Italian driver is on the podium of the Polish race and, thank of this result, is now 3rd in the ERC2 ranking.

Second seasonal success for the Italian Andrea Nucita and the Romanian Alina Pop that, with the Abarth 124 of the Bernini Rally team, stood out in the 76th Rally Poland, the fourth race of the ERC and third race of the Abarth Rally Cup, the single-branded championship reserved to the Scorpio’s spiders. Second place for the Polish Dariusz Polonski and Lukasz Sitek of the Rallytechnology team. 

In the first stage the fight for the victory between the two pilots for the Abarth Rally Cup was very compelling. Nucita was winning the first special stage, but in the following timed section, Polonski overtook him, with a great performance in the fast dirt-track special stages, characterized by a very unstable path, which forced many teams to retreat. In the sixth special stage a technical inconvenience slowed Polonski down and Nucita was leading with a solid advantage. In the second leg the Italian driver kept his position, gaining victory points. 

Now, in the Abarth Rally Cup, Andrea Nucita has 62 points and Dariusz Polonski has 51 points. In the European championship’s rank ERC2 Nucita is 3rd, preceded only by drivers with four-wheel drive’s cars, thank of the 3rd place in this rally.

It is a great position as we look forward to the next gravel route appointments.
Andrea Nucita (Bernini Rally team): “It has been a very difficult race, with a route that challenged the resistance of both cars and pilots: it’s not easy to drive special stages of more than 20 km with an average of 100 km/h on a narrow and disjointed dirt-track. A real test of reliability for our Abarth 124 rally”.

Dariusz Polonski (Rallytechnology team): “After the first special stages I thought I could have my first success. I’m still satisfied for achieving the best time in most of the special stages”. The next appointment for the Abarth Rally Cup and for the European Championship is the Roma Capitale Rally, scheduled for the 20-22 of July.

Abarth Rally Cup’s rank after the Rally Poland: 1.Nucita (ITA) 62; 2. Polonski-Sitek (POL) 51; 3. Monarri-Chamorro (SPA) 25; 4. Garcia Perez-Diaz Negrin (SPA) 18; 5. Nitišs- Kulšs (LVA) 15.

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