The French Erik Comas and Yannik Roche mark the best time in the Shakedown "La Campa"
In the afternoon of today has been held the test stage previous or better known as Shakedown. This section with a length of 3.35 kilometers was in the vicinity of Pravia, having the exit in the town of Palla and the goal near the Puente de Quinzanas. A total of thirteen teams took part in the Shakedown to finalize the set-up of their vehicles for the thirteen timed sections that will take place in the morning and Saturday sessions.
The winning team of the last edition, formed by the French Erik Comas and his co-driver Yannick Roche, has been the fastest, stopping the timer in 2: 05.400 and confirming that they arrive in Pravia with full motivation and with the aim of revalidating His final triumph.
4.4 seconds later, another French team, such as Sergé Cazaux and Vincent Clavier, were on their Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 four times, marking their best time in the third. With very similar times, the Finns Ville Silvasti and Jonne Halttunen finished third with a Porsche Carrera RS, their best time being 2: 10.100.
The fastest Spanish team has been Christian Garcia and Pablo Marcos who would reach the stopwatch in 2: 10.400 aboard a Ford Sierra Cosworth of the Past Racing team. The current champion of Spain of asphalt rallies has adapted very well to the driving of the Ford and will be one of the pilots to take into account.
Tomorrow, the 9th Rally de Asturias
Histórico will be transferred to Oviedo in the first hour to carry out the administrative and technical checks in the Porlier Square, leaving for the 14:30 hours the Departure Ceremony that will take place in the majestic Plaza de la Catedral , From where the teams will go to the Cudillero assistance park and face the first four stages of the rally, double passed to "Somao" and "Pravia".