Rally Il Grappolo – Zone 1 Rally Cup – San Damiano D’asti – 1/2 June 2019
Gianluca Quaderno and Lara Zanolo in the Top Ten of the 4th Rally Il Grappolo.
The Valsesian crew, with the Renault Clio R3 of the Autofficina P.R.T. team, gained an excellent 9th absolute position, winning the R3 class and finishing 1st in the two-wheel drive vehicle category.
The two-day competition, the second round of the Italian Aci Sport Rally Cup and valid for the Renault Open Trophy, took place on 1st and 2nd June under a bright summer sun.
The podium was won by Patric Gagliasso and Dario Beltramo (Skoda Fabia R5) followed by Araldo-Araspi and Marasso-Canuto also on Skoda.
Among two-wheel drive vehicles, Gianluca Quaderno, with navigator Lara Zanolo, was able to get the best out of the French front wheel drive speed qualities performing well and fast from the beginning on the narrow and dusty Asti roads, creating a head to head contest with an equally fast Tondina, also on Renault Clio R3.
A Tondina decisive error on the seventh race and the excellent Quaderno’s 7th time take the Speed Fire crew on the top of the provisional results. Position they hold till the end of the race.
A great result that gives us confidence to fully recover the harmony with the car that we need for the rest of the season. Now we are preparing for the next race valid for the Renault R3 Open Trophy and CRZ: The Rally della Lana, scheduled for July 13th and 14th, on Biella’s roads
Quaderno commented on his arrival.