Unsuccessful for the Russian racers became the first stage of the starting championship rally championship. Champions – Alexey lukyanuk and Alexey Arnautov are unable to reach to the finish “Rally Azores” due to technical problems that led to the accident.
On the first day two of Alex, moved to the new season with “Ford” with “Citroen”, became the leaders of the race in Portugal ahead of his nearest rival by more than 40 seconds. But then the fight intervened technique.
On Saturday on the penultimate SU the Lukyanyuk happened slow puncture, because of which the Russians drove almost 20 miles on three wheels and lost 1 minute and 38 seconds. As it turned out, it was only “flowers”.
As he said lukyanuk, scraps tires frayed brake line, which could not stand heavy braking is left without brakes, the Russians turned over literally 100 meters after the start of the final stage.
The next stage – “Rally of the Canary Islands” (Rally Islas Canarias), which starts on 2 may. Let’s hope the second race of the season will be more successful for our Champions.