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It’s three events down and three to go in Rally Team Venezuela’s onslaught on the WRC 2 Production Cup in partnership with Ralliart Italy.

It all started this season at Rally México, when Carlos Fessman, Alexander Gelvez and Alejandro Lombardo competed with their FIA North American and Central American Rally Championship team. Read More »

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This weekend at Rally Australia, born and bred Coffs Coaster Nathan Quinn will drive a Motorsport Italia-run MINI John Cooper Works WRC sporting the latest generation 01C engine, only ever used twice before in anger on WRC events.

Quinn’s first run in his MINI was this afternoon. He managed to squeeze in a 40 kilometre test before he faces the other WRC drivers on Thursday’s Qualifying Stage. The young Aussie’s first impressions of the MINI were positive: “The test today was interesting. I drove perhaps the 40 most valuable kilometres I’ve ever done in a rally car. There aren’t any words to describe the feeling. It was unreal. I’ll reflect tonight and really savour the moment – it was pretty special! At the start, I was driving more aggressively, then as I got to know the MINI, I became more comfortable and in control, which meant I was able to relax more. By the end of my runs we’d found a good set-up, which was a bit more forgiving than at the start. That’s important for me on this rally – especially on Day One.” Read More »

Fessman Finland13aThe Ralliart Italy technicians worked into the night to prepare José Alexander Gelvez’s car for Day Three of Rally Finland. Their hard work paid dividends when Gelvez successfully navigated through all eight of the Day Three stages to finish second in the WRC 2 Production Cup: “It was a very difficult rally. It’s very fast and we’ve had to face all kinds of different challenges. The first day was harder than the others as I was learning the stages. We wanted to try and improve all the time. Read More »

Fessman Finland13Carlos Garcia Fessman and José Alexander Gelvez set out this morning with the target of successfully completing all nine of today’s Special Stages. While Fessman set off at a steady pace, it was Gelvez who showed continual improvement in his stage times throughout the morning. Read More »

Both Ralliart Italy drivers Carlos Garcia Fessman and José Alexander Gelvez were delighted to complete all the Day One stages successfully at Rally Finland. Less concerned about their times than about learning how to tackle the fast Finnish gravel, they were pleased to get 45.51 kilometres under their belt before they take on even faster stages tomorrow.

The Venezuelan pair had very close times throughout the day. Fessman had added experience after recently competing in a Ralliart Italy Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X at Rally d’Italia. However, he and his countryman were inseparable on the first day of competition and incredibly they finished on exactly the same time of 35 minutes 22 seconds! Read More »