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MRF Tyres win 2021 Italian Rally Championship | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Printed On Nov 08, 2021 05:48:00 PM

Paolo Andreucci and Rudy Briani took second place within the Liburna Rally to win the Italian Rally Championship – Gravel title for MRF Tyres.

Workforce MRF Tyres have clinched the 2021 Italian Rally Championship-Gravel title – after Paolo Andreucci and co-driver Rudy Briani completed second within the Liburna Rally, the season finale. The Indian tyre producer picked up the title in its first yr competing within the championship.

  • MRF wins Italian Rally title in debut season
  • Andreucci clinches 12th Italian Rally title
  • Campedelli and Trevsani end within the prime 10

Andreucci wins 2021 Italian Rally Championship for MRF Tyres

With Andreucci’s chief title rival Umberto Scandola retiring from the rally early on, Andreucci needed to concentrate on ending a minimum of second to clinch the general title. That’s precisely what he did, piloting his Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo to a second place end within the Liburna Rally.

That is Andreucci’s 12th Italian Championship title victory. “An awesome rally ending a terrific season. At the start of the yr, we had a aim to get a prime three end and being topped champions at this time is an unbelievable consequence,” he mentioned.

“That is my 12th title and this victory is as a result of wonderful teamwork from MRF Tyres and the H Sport crew. Podium finishes over the previous couple of races is testomony to the quantity of onerous work that everybody has put in. Our performances over the previous couple of months have been nice.”

MRF Tyres in rallying

MRF has loved a string of fine ends in worldwide rallying this yr. They not too long ago additionally received the 2021 Finnish Rally Drivers’ Championship, with drivers Emil Lindholm and Reeta Hamalainen.

As for the crew’s different drivers within the Italian Rally Championship, Simone Campedelli and co-driver Gianfrancesco Rappa overcame early gear shift points to take fourth general. Jacopo Trevsani and Andrea Marchesini gained extra expertise within the Rally2 class and completed eighth general.

In the meantime, Tamara Molinaro and Piercarlo Capolongo received the women class and completed third within the Beneath 25 class of their Citroen C3 Rally2. They completed 11th general on the championship. 

MRF will now be specializing in the European Rally Championship finale, Rally Islas Canarias, on November 18-20.

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