CANDAMO / CAJA RURAL DE ASTURIAS
Iván Ares is willing to put up a fight. The day has resumed, after the regrouping in the Museum of Fernando Alonso and the transfer to the technical assistance park, with a scratch of the Galician who is closed behind José Antonio Suárez Cohete. Ares has stopped the clock at 9: 24.600 and Cohete has been left at 2,400. Dani Solá has lost 11,100 with respect to Ares and Surhayen Pernía, 18,300. A puncture has left Miguel Fuster out.
The conditions have changed slightly, it has been cloudy, windy and with less light. However, the second passes have had a larger amount of audience, as the arrival of the weekend allowes to live the rally in person. The organization reminds all fans that they must arrive to the stretch soon enough to look for safe locations.
The bitter side
Jose Maria López from Madrid, who had to leave in the first stage, regretted his bad luck but has advanced that tomorrow will be re-engaged in the competition, with the idea of trying to complete the largest possible number of stages in his Citroen DS3 R5 . He recognizes that "it hurts less" to break at the beginning of the competition than in the final part, however, he arrived in Asturias with a lot of expectations that have been cut short at once.
Tania Martínez, who has also had to leave and who does not even think about re-engaging herself, has been more upset. The pilot explained that the car, a Ford Fiesta R2, has suffered again the same failure as in Ferrol and Orense and that they are not able to find a solution. "The temperature indicator gets on, I slow down and it corrects but it happens again. Finally the car has stopped”, he lamented.