Suzuki Swift Boosterjet 1.0 RS At Suzuki Rally Trophy – Video
– The Piacenza crew of Meteco Corse won the fourth stage of the Suzuki Rally Trophy single-brand, consolidating the record both in the general classification and in the “Under 25” ranking.
– Second at the finish line of the Rome Capital Rally Stefano Martinelli and Sara Baldacci, on board the new and increasingly competitive Suzuki SWIFT Boosterjet 1.0 RS livery GR Motorsport, ahead Fabio Poggio and Alessandra Cavallotto of Alma #racing .
– Suzuki Rally Trophy will return to the scene on September 23rd, with the 25th edition of the Adriatic Rally, the only rally on gravel roads, and will end in Verona on October 14th at the 36th Rally Due Valli.
At the Rally Roma Capitale, fifth round of the seven scheduled by the calendar, the Piacenza Giorgio Cogni and his navigator Gabriele Zanni of Meteco Corse center the fourth consecutive victory in the Suzuki Rally Trophy single-brand trophy. This is yet another test of strength of the Meteco Corse team, increasingly leader in the general classification.
The pace of the race is revealed immediately by a high tenor, imposed by a Stefano Martinelli who best plays the role of enemy number one against Cogni, opening the comparison with the best time trial in the first special stage. Project implemented and successful in the first fraction and also in the other two, detectors of a growing competitiveness Suzuki SWIFT Boosterjet 1.0 RS.
As per predictions of the eve, the Ligurian Fabio Poggio, rookie and driver of Alma #racing , proves all its value confirming the third place in the general classification thanks to a third place “signed” by some scratches in test with the “Boosterjet”, despite the road exit in the last PS of the first stage.
The excellent test contains the return of one of the first protagonists of the series, the Tuscan Andrea Iacconi: fourth on arrival, resumes the direct line with the single-brand series Suzuki, interrupted some time after winning the Italian R1 title in 2014.
At the finish line of Fiuggi comes a good fifth place Rino Lunelli, who dispute the race without falling into the pitfalls of the Capitoline Rally. Marco Caldani, the protagonist of a roll-over during the shake-down, without giving up and with the help of the assistance gets underway and, thanks to the rule of the super-rally manages to reach up to Ostia by recording interesting times. Andrea Scalzotto, out of the road in the PS5 and also restarted with the super-rally has also scored a scratch in the penultimate test confirming his speed skills.
Both were not classified for not having traveled at least 70% of the PSs
Final Classification Suzuki Rally Trophy: 1. 101 Cogni – Zanni (Suzuki SWIFT Sport 1.6 R1B – Meteco Corse) in 1h57’38.8; 2. 103 Martinelli – Baldacci (Suzuki SWIFT Boosterjet 1.0 RSTB 1.0 – GR Motorsport) at 27.2; 3. 104 Poggio – Cavallotto (Suzuki SWIFT Boosterjet 1.0 RSTB 1.0 – Alma Racing) at 8’46.1; 4. 107 Iacconi – Bertonasco (Suzuki SWIFT Boosterjet 1.0 RSTB 1.0 – Novara Corse) at 13’50.7; 5. 106 Lunelli – Morelli (Suzuki SWIFT Boosterjet 1.0 RSTB 1.0 – Pintarally Motorsport) at 16’04.8.
Winners round Suzuki Rally Trophy 2018: Il Ciocco and Valle del Serchio Rally – Simone Rivia and Nicolò Faettini; Sanremo Rally – Giorgio Cogni and Gabriele Zanni; Targa Florio – Giorgio Cogni and Gabriele Zanni; Rally Elba – Giorgio Cogni and Gabriele Zanni. Rome Capital Rally: Giorgio Cogni and Gabriele Zanni.