The 26th Rally del Rubinetto: another important victory in addition to the Quaderno – Zanolo crew season.
After a very tight fight until the last special stage, they won the R3C Class of the 26th Rally del Rubinetto, sixth and final round of the Zona1 Italian Cup.
With the zone championship title all to be decided, Gianluca Quaderno and Lara Zanolo did not spare themselves in the hard-fought Novara race, held between Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September, winning the zone championship title and qualifying among the Italian title finalists. The title will be awarded to the winner of the final stage at the 38th Rally di Como scheduled for Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October 2019.
Since the first of the nine special stages in the program, a tight struggle has been created between our Grignaschese crew and the one made up by Tondina – Cecchetto, also on a Renault Clio. At first, the lead was small, then the crews were alternating at the top of the provisional standings until the penultimate special stage.
To decide the result, the last timed section, the third passage on the “Borgosesia” stage, won with a gap of only 3″ but sufficient to win for 3″8 the Class standings and an excellent 19th overall position.
Gianluca and Lara satisfaction is really great after the award ceremony on the arrival stage in a crowded Borgosesia:
I think the last special stage was one of the most beautiful. Lara and I really gave everything in the last special stage, on a very dirty asphalt, an amazing time trial. We enjoyed a beautiful race with a rare audience participation rich of warmth and passion. Now we will give it all in Como to try to win the Italian title. We know it will be very hard, but we are motivated and we will do our best! We would like to thank the P.R.T. crew for providing us with a car that is always perfect and all our sponsors and supporters. We are very happy! See you in Como.