Matteo Gamba kicks season off with a win

A winning start to the season for Matteo Gamba: last weekend he claimed victory at the Rally del Carnevale, in Tuscany, Italy.

Piloting a Peugeot 207 S2000 prepared by the Balbosca Team, Gamba and his co-driver Emanuele Inglesi celebrated a perfect start to their 2012 rally programme. His first time competing on this event, Gamba attacked for the win from the very first stage. In SS1, Gamba had opened a surprise 15sec lead over the rest of the field. Pushing their Peugeot 207 S2000 to its limits, Gamba controlled the pace of the rally from the front, and claimed victory by 52sec over his rivals.

The drive to the top step of the podium was fought over two days of competition, and saw Gamba/Inglesi fight to the very end by finishing the final stage with the secodn fastest stage time by only 1sec.

This strong result bodes well for a long and competitive season ahead, with the Italian Rally Championship (CIR) beginning in two weeks. It will be a return to the series for Gamba who last contested it several years ago. The Balobosca Team will equip their Peugeot 207 S2000 with the latest upgrades from Peugeot Sport ahead of the Rally del Ciocco in Tuscany on 22 – 24 March.
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