The Sanremo Rally, the first round of the Italian Championship, was the setting chosen by Hyundai Motorsport to test for the next round of the World Rally Championship. It will be in Croatia, again on asphalt, in two weeks (April 23, 24 and 25).
The trend of the weekend in Italy, also common in the World Rally Championship, has been marked by equality. After more than 88 timed kilometers, Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe took the victory, but only by 3.9 seconds ahead of Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja.
A difference that was increased to half a minute more apart by a delay of three minutes in the time control by Tänak and Järveoja, but that doesn`t cloud the precious test that both have maintained. Without a doubt, a beautiful battle awaits us in the WRC.
In the total count of the best times, it was the Estonians who had the highest number of scratchs. but not enough to beat the Belgian pair (four best times to three).
“Pedro” was the fourth and last classified within the apparatus of the WRC vehicles on board another Hyundai i20 WRC of 2C Competition. The Italian, a private driver, finished further from the lead. You can watch the full test again (live on Sunday) at this link: