New success of the pilot of Madrid and this time overcoming that achieved a few weeks ago in the Azores, this time at the top of the podium. Pepe López and Borja Rozada won the (ERC Under28) with their Peugeot 208 R5 T16, in a very different way. While in Portugal they made a monumental comeback on Saturday after many mechanical problems on the first day, in the Canary Islands was starting very strong in the first bars, scoring two scratch and knowing to stay for practically the whole test in that position, Reaching the winning goal and performing an impeccable rally.
He was always leading positions in the twelve sections of the rally, taking no risks and getting the most out of his Peugeot against his closest rivals with Skoda and Ford.
Pepe and Borja have been very clear throughout the weekend that Objective is in the championship and that consists of six tests where you have to get the maximum possible points in each event, and with this mentality they would get on the car on Friday to play the Rally Islas Canarias called “El mundialito” because of the complexity of The sections, the varied climatology and the large number of fans who follow the test live.
After two rallies in the category (ERC Under28) have obtained two podiums, a third and a first. It is a good way to start the season, with four tests (three on asphalt and one on the ground). Pepe has shown that despite his lack of experience, he is a very fast rider both on the ground and asphalt and at the moment is one of the favorites to reach the title.
Final classification final – Under28 –
1st. Pepe López – B. Rozada
2nd. S. Michel – J. Degout +9.9
3rd. M. Griebel – S. Kopczyk +1:03.3
4th. N. Gryazin – Y. Fedorov +1:15.7
5th. S. Pernia – C. Del Barrio +2:13.2