TC 8 | Ares is off the battle after a road exit in Colunga

Rally Blendio Princesa de Asturias

Colunga / Recalvi

Iván Ares is off the battle for the victory Rally Princesa de Asturias-City of Oviedo after suffering a road exit in the final stretch of the first pass to the section of Colunga, the longest of this 56 edition, with 23.81 kilometers . The best time has been marked again by the Asturian pilot José Antonio Suárez Cohete, with 16: 52,300.

Ares has reached the end of TC8 with a delay of more than three minutes on Rocket, which has taken a turn in the classification. Rocket is leader with a total time of 1: 09: 13,300. Surhayén Pernía has moved to second place, with a global time of 1: 11: 50,600. The Galician, with 1: 12: 56,900, has descended to third place in the vehicles of the ERT Iberian Rally Trophy and fifth in the Spanish Asphalt Rally Championship (CERA Terra Mundis).

The longest section of this 56th edition of the Rally Princesa de Asturias-City of Oviedo, which includes fast interlaced and a narrow final part, is being decisive. In this first pass, the pilots have also encountered wet areas that have complicated driving.

Once the first three timed parts of the day are completed, the cars have a passage control in Colunga and a 20-minute regrouping in Roxu Cranes, at 12:29 pm. Subsequently, technical assistance is transferred to the park in La Manjoya that has become a real motor city.