Red Bull-backed driver Hermann Gassner Jr is determined to score a top five finish in the Group N category on his return to the World Rally Championship in Portugal this weekend. In order to give himself every chance of doing well, he has driven his own reconnaissance car from his home in Germany to the rally base in Faro.
The 21-year-old completed the 2,800-kilometre trip because he felt it would boost his chances of a strong result on the demanding gravel event, which marks his return to the WRC for the first time since Rally Sweden in February at the wheel of his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX. Continue reading Gassner Jnr hopes for success in Portugal in P-WRC category
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One of the greatest rally car drivers of all times, the 4 times world champion Juha Kankkunen, is driving again in the next Rally of Portugal, from the 27th to the 30th of May.
With the occasion of the revival event, with an entry of 27 historic cars, in bettween the modern world rally cars, the flying finnish will drive the number 1 Ford Escort Mk II build by ASM motorsport and supported by DMACK GRIPPA tyres.
Juha Kankkunen will have once again on his right hand side on of the most legendary co-drivers of all times, Nicky Grist, together now for this rally after some years away from the WRC events.
For sure the pair Juha Kankkunen – Nicky Grist in the WRC Portugese Rally 2010, will writte a few more pages of motorsport history in “The GRIPPA Escort”
The event will run in the south of Portugal, over a total of 383,46 km, 111,40 km of special stages all in gravel and 4 km in the super special stage in the Algarve Stadium.
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