Two in Contention Going into the Final Round

Two in Contention Going into the Final Round

Marius Aasen is maintaining his lead of the event, going into mid day service +28.6sec ahead of Cave. Young British driver and current Rookie Award hopeful Gus Greensmith sits in third overall over five minutes off the lead.

Tarmac specialist Ghislain de Mévius opened the sixth and final round of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy by taking his first stage win of the rally. He finished +3.5sec ahead of Australian Brendon Reeves and +6.7sec ahead of Aasen. Unfortunately for the Belgian driver, he would suffer mechanical complications involving his suspension system on SS11, resulting in an early retirement for the day.

Aasen chalked up two stage victories and Cave claimed the other one remaining from the four on offer this morning. The young Welsh driver was hoping to snatch as many scratch points from his Norwegian counterpart, as he tries to claw back some territory from Aasen.

Going into Saturday afternoon, only 30 seconds lie between first and second place and with just 21 points needed, Cave will be pushing hard and hoping for just a little bit of luck.

Marius Aasen said: “I’m feeling very good, it’s fun to drive on the Tarmac again. We are driving at about 90% but taking no risks at all. It will be the same again this afternoon; we will take it cautiously. I’ll try not to think about Tom behind me. It would be too easy to make a mistake if I did.”

Tom Cave said: “We’ve been having some power issues which is incredibly frustrating. But I’m remaining positive and will just keep on enjoying the drive. Hopefully the technical issues can be rectified at this service and we can really push on the second loop.

Brendon Reeves said: “I knew it was going to be tough on the Tarmac so we were a little surprised with the first stage time, but we soon settled back into a place we expected. We made some alterations to the suspension and swapped the tyres around which helped with handling and grip so we will probably adopt that technique this afternoon. I think we just need to be more consistent on the next pass.”


Two in Contention Going into the Final Round
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