Monster Energy Can-Am Team's Austin Jones extends Championship lead with victory in Kazakhstan

Monster Energy Can-Am Team's Austin Jones extends Championship lead with victory in Kazakhstan

13.06.2021: Rally KazakhstanĖ June 8-13, 2021 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, round 2 Sunday, June 13th, 2021 The Monster Energy Can-Am Teamís Austin Jones and Gustavo Gugelmin delivered another stunning performance to seal a second successive


Rally Kazakhstan– June 8-13, 2021   
FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, round 2
Sunday, June 13th, 2021




The Monster Energy Can-Am Team’s Austin Jones and Gustavo Gugelmin delivered another stunning performance to seal a second successive victory on a round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.

 


On this occasion, the American and his Brazilian co-driver managed their pace to perfection to secure a 30min 36sec victory at Rally Kazakhstan, a gruelling five day endurance challenge across brutal desert terrain in the south-west of the world’s largest land-locked country.
 


Their Can-Am never missed a beat and Jones was able to extend his lead over Kees Koolen in this year’s FIA T4 Championship after claiming victory in southern Spain last month.
 


The Italian crew of Eugenio Amos and Paolo Ceci finished second and Koolen teamed up with Mirjam Pol to finish third.
 


A delighted Jones said:
“The last day was good. It was a little but tricky with the navigation and we had to go a bit slow to figure out the way. But we had a big lead going into it, so we wanted to be slow and we did what we wanted to do and ended up winning the race. I am very happy with that. We did a strategic race. Now we can aim for three in a row at the Silk Way Rally.”
 


Monster Can-Am Team principal Scott Abraham said:
“This was a dominating performance from Austin Jones and Gustavo Gugelmin, building on the momentum of their victory in Andalucia. They started with a devastating first stage and finished fifth overall amongst some of the top car contenders in cross-country.
 


“Then, they controlled the race with a very mature and focused approach to take the victory after five long days of racing in Kazakhstan. This is their second back-to-back victory and it gives the Monster Energy Can-Am Team a strong lead in the FIA World Cup running into the next event, the Silk Way Rally.”
 


Support for the Monster Energy Can-Am Team came from Method Wheels, Tensor Tires, Motul, Jjuan Brake Systems, Bell, Lazer and OMP.
 



2021 Rally  Kazakhstan – FIA T4 result:



1. Austin Jones (USA)/Gustavo Gugelmin (BRA) Monster Energy Can-Am Maverick X3                           17hr 57min 22sec

2. Eugenio Amos (ITA)/Paolo Ceci (ITA) South Racing Can-Am Maverick X3                                              18hr 27min 58sec

3. Kees Koolen (NLD)/Mirjam Pol (NLD) South Racing Can-Am Maverick X3                                              20hr 07min 03sec

4. Diego Martinez (ARG)/Santiago Hansen (ARG) South Racing Can-Am Maverick X3                             21hr 19min 59sec

5. Marat Abykayev (KAZ)/Sergey Timofeev (KAZ) Yamaha YKZ 1000R                                                           56hr 04min 32sec

6. Ricardo Suarez (ESP)/Oriol Vidal (ESP) Can-Am Maverick X3                                                    79hr 03min 36sec
 



 Scott Abraham, South Racing- photos Rally Kazakhstan
 

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