Pepe López achieves his goal on the Rally Luxembourg

The Spanish rider disputed the Rally of Luxembourg with the objective to realize the maximum of kilometers and to be in the podium, and both objectives obtained them.

Pepe López and Borja Rozaba went to Luxembourg to prepare for the Rally of Rzeszowski in August, the next European test. A test where the sections have been very fast, with averages above 100 kilometers per hour throughout the day, similar to those in Poland, a good way to prepare the next ERC appointment.

Flat land and fast where it will be important to arrive with the best settings. It is necessary to leave from the first meter to all, and more in the position that is Pepe inside Championship Under 28, with all the options of final victory intact.

In Luxembourg, nobody was going to make it easy. A test full of WRC and R5 vehicles, where was also present its most direct rival at the moment, the German Marijan Griebel, who is very comfortable in this type of tracks similar to those of his country.

Pepe and Borja proved to be also fast in this type of terrain and even being his lower mount in performance to that of his rivals, have always fought for the top positions even won a stretch. Similarly, they have not lost sight of another of the goals that had been set, which were to make all possible kilometers and at the same time make tests for the rally in Poland, which has been able to do successfully completing the test, being Seconds and with a good handful of conclusions with the different adjustments made during the day.

Pepe We commented at the end of the test: “We are very happy with the result and demonstrating to Peugeot that we are very solvent, as we knew how to put up with rivals with stronger mounts than ours. Aware that if not the problem of the second stage we had won the rally, we believe that we are well prepared for the next test of the ERC “

The next rally will be the Rzeszowski rally on August 3 to 5 in Poland.


Final Classification  – Rallye Luxemburg

1st. M. Griebel – J. Blom (Hyundai i20 R5)

2nd. P. López – B. Rozada  (Peugeot 208 R5 16T)              +13.6

3rd. C. Van Woensel – R. Snaet   (Mitsubishi WRC 05)         +13.8

4th. S. Fernández – K. Fernández (Citroën DS3 WRC)          +40.5

5th. M. Albert – W. Mergnay (Skoda Fabia WRC)                +1:01.7