Kristensson cruises to emphatic victory

Kristensson cruises to emphatic victory

Sunday | 11 Oct 2020

Tom Kristensson was in a league of his personal as he led from begin to end within the FIA Junior WRC at Rally Italia Sardegna.

The Swede, driving a Ford Fiesta Rally4, claimed an early benefit on Friday morning earlier than blasting away from his rivals as taxing circumstances ravaged the sphere.

After 16 gruelling levels, Kristensson completed 11min25.4sec forward of Paraguayan teen Fabrizio Zaldivar.

“We began superb, really we began on a extremely excessive tempo and went slower or safer from there! I’m not 100% centered on the championship nonetheless, I’ll concentrate on the subsequent rally and push for a victory like this weekend,” he mentioned.

Video: Rally Italia Sardegna – Junior WRC Saturday highlights

Martins Sesks was 18min30.8sec behind Zaldivar in third. The 21-year-old broke a driveshaft on Friday, however may take solace within the truth he claimed six stage wins all through the occasion. Enrico Oldrati was 7min04.9sec behind in fourth.

Sami Pajari was one other man to hit driveshaft issues and took an early bathtub on Saturday morning. He restarted in elegant fashion on Sunday to grab a clear sweep of stage victories en path to fifth. Marco Pollara rounded out the sphere in sixth, 1hr16min50.4sec again from the winner.

Ruairi Bell was the one casualty of the day. The younger Brit was on target to complete fourth, however his Fiesta stopped in Sunday’s last Sassari – Argentiera velocity check.

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