Strong entry for Sata Rallye Acores

21.06.2008: Strong entry for Sata Rallye Acores

The Sata Rallye Acores, one of the eight IRC Supporter Events that have registered for the scheme so far, will feature a strong entry list when it gets underway from July 3-5.

Amongst the top stars competing on the island event will be the reigning IRC Champion, Enrique Garcia Ojeda in a Peugeot 207 S2000 run by Peugeot Spain.

Reigning Portuguese Champion Bruno Magalhaes will drive a similar car. However, they will face considerable opposition from former World Championship factory driver Xavier Pons, at the wheel of a Mitsubishi Lancer.

Andorran driver Albert Llovera, who lost the use of his legs in a skiing accident several years ago, will drive an Abarth Grande Punto that has been especially adapted with hand controls.


- Anthony Peacock -


21.06.2008 / MaP

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