Podium finish leaves Hyundai España crew with one hand on Spanish title

Podium finish leaves Hyundai España crew with one hand on Spanish title

05.12.2022: A podium for Pepe López at the Rally Villa de Adeje allowed him to provisionally clinch the title, with only his attendance to the Rallyshow Madrid needed to officially secure the crown

A podium for Pepe López at the Rally Villa de Adeje allowed him to provisionally clinch the title, with only his attendance to the Rallyshow Madrid needed to officially secure the crown

Hyundai España-supported driver Pepe López provisionally secured the Spanish Superchampionship title after he finished on the overall podium at Rally Villa de Adeje (November 24-26).

Avoiding costly mistakes was the key to the rally for Lopez and co-driver Borja Rozada in the i20 N Rally2 as the pair focused on protecting the comfortable lead they brought into the weekend thanks to season that has included three victories.

Still, the pair won one stage on the Canary Island event as they finished third overall – second of those contesting the national series.

Though the event was the final points’ scoring round of the championship – where Hyundai teams had already secured the manufacturers’ title – the final results will not be confirmed until later in December at the Rallyshow Madrid.

Surhayen Pernía took his i20 N Rally2 to fifth overall after a consistent performance to end the season fourth in points. Francisco López finished eighth overall to put three i20 N Rally2 in the top ten on the event.

In another of the five Hyundai cars on the entry list Iván Ares started well and held a top five position after the opening two stages. However, a mechanical problem on the following stage ended his weekend early.


Thomas Villette - James Broomhead  photos Hyundai

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05.12.2022 / MaP

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