Two-time ERC champion Basso on top on Rally di Roma Capitale

Two-time ERC champion Basso on top on Rally di Roma Capitale

20.07.2019: *Italian ace heads Lukyanuk at the end of a dramatic opening day *Poloński inherits Abarth Rally Cup advantage from Nucita *Furuseth crash gives Torn first place in ERC3 Junior


*Italian ace heads Lukyanuk at the end of a dramatic opening day

*Poloński inherits Abarth Rally Cup advantage from Nucita

*Furuseth crash gives Torn first place in ERC3 Junior

*Mareš keeping Ingram at bay in ERC1 Junior battle




FIA European Rally Championship 2019, Round 5 of 8
Rally di Roma Capitale leg one  20 July 2019



Giandomenico Basso showed his FIA European Rally Championship rivals why he is a two-time champion by leading Rally di Roma Capitale after leg one.



Basso (Loran SRL), who took the 2006 and 2009 ERC titles, grabbed first place when early leader and compatriot Andrea Crugnola picked up a puncture on the afternoon pass of Pico-Greci.



“Everything is okay, we are very happy and the car is okay. Now we will go in service and prepare the car for tomorrow," said Basso, who is co-driven by compatriot Lorenzo Granai.



Reigning ERC1 Junior champion Nikolay Gryazin, using the first of his two prize drives for winning the title last year, had briefly led overall before Crugnola, but locked up and went wide a few corners from the finish line of stage two. He hit a tree, causing him to retire on the spot, and will not return on Sunday due to rollcage damage sustained from the impact.



Basso's Italian title rival and fellow ERC champion alumni Luca Rossetti (FPF Sport SRL) was also in the mix for victory but a broken rim sent him straight on a right-hander, crashing out from third place.



That promoted reigning ERC champion Alexey Lukyanuk (Saintéloc Junior Team) to second after a “quite bad” start on Saturday morning, hanging on to second place despite a puncture on stage five and overheating brakes on stage six.



His ERC title battle with Łukasz Habaj (Sports Racing Technologies) took a dramatic twist on leg one’s final stage, with the Pole hitting a concrete object that forced him to pull over and retire from third place. He plans to restart on Sunday.



Despite losing around 40s on stage two with a puncture, Simone Campedelli (Orange 1 M-Sport Rally Team) was able to climb from ninth to third aboard the all-new Ford Fiesta R5, which is making its ERC debut this weekend.



ERC1 Junior Championship category leader Filip Mareš (ACCR Czech Rally Team) is now up to fourth overall. He took a steady approach after a rally-ending crash in the Czech national championship a week earlier and it paid dividends, as attrition shook up the midfield order throughout the day.



Nobert Herczig (MOL Racing Team) climbed from P10 to fifth by the end of the day, but has Chris Ingram (Toksport WRT) closing in quickly, only 1.7s behind after leg one.



ERC1 Junior points leader Ingram had a difficult morning, with brake issues on his ŠKODA Fabia R5 leaving him at the foot of the top 10. But repairs at service improved his pace, the Briton climbing to sixth overall and cementing second in ERC1 Junior.



Crugnola had initially dropped to P10 after his puncture but reached the overnight halt in Fiuggi east of Rome in seventh, aided by Rossetti and Habaj’s respective retirements.



Last year’s ERC3 Junior champion Mārtiņš Sesks (LMT Autosporta Akadēmija) – who is competing thanks to a pair of prize drives awarded by ERC promoter Eurosport Events for his title success – is also climbing the overall classification, moving up to eighth after losing nearly a minute on the first stage of the rally with front-right tyre trouble.



Hyundai Motorsport N’s two-time Rally di Roma Capitale winner Umberto Scandola lost three minutes on the final stage with a puncture and fell to ninth, although he still has nearly a minute in hand over Emma Falcón, who leads the ERC Ladies’ category and completes the top 10 overall. Hirokai Arai (STARD) is only 9.7s behind Falcón in P11 and retains fourth place in ERC1 Junior.



Dariusz Poloński (Rallytechnology) took a last-minute lead in ERC2 and Abarth Rally Cup after chief rival Andrea Nucita (Loran SRL) retired with a suspected mechanical issue. There was similar drama in ERC3 and ERC3 Junior, as Ken Torn took the lead on the final stage when Sindre Furuseth crashed out of the Pirelli-supported category.





- Richard Rodgers, photos FIA ERC

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