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Victory of Luca Rossetti in C3 R5 at Rally del Friuli Venezia Giulia 2019


Luca Rossetti and Citroën Italia celebrate their first victory in 2019 at Rally del Friuli Venezia Giulia, the fifth round of Italian championship. This victory rewards the high level of performance during the season for C3 R5 - Luca Rossetti.

2019 Rally del Friuli Venezia Giulia highlights

Organised in the Frioul region in the north-est of Udine, the 2019 rally del Friuli Venezia Giulia is the fifth round of Italian tarmac championship. Nine R5 are engaged, among which one Citroën C3 R5, with crew Luca Rossetti - Eleonora Mori (F.P.F. Sport SRL), originated from the area with a good knowledge of these tarmac roads.


After a first day composed of 4 stages (SS2 has been cancelled), two drivers are battlign hard for the lead of the rally. Simone Campedelli (Ford Fiesta MKII) joins the parc fermé with a 0.5s lead on Luca Rossetti (Citroën C3 R5). The duo has created a 16s break over the third position.


During last day, Luca Rossetti (Citroën C3 R5) increases his pace early on, takes over the lead in SS6 and extends this gap in SS7 and SS8. At the end, the italian Citroën crew Luca Rossetti - Eleonora Mori wins the rally del Friuli Venezia Giulia 2019 ahead of A.Crugnola et G.Basso (Skoda Fabia R5).


With two podiums and a victory in 2019 in Citroën C3 R5, Luca Rossetti - Eleonora Mori currently hold second place in the Italian championship, while Citroën holds first place in the manufacturer championship, ahead of Ford.


Luca Rossetti : "As well as making me very happy, this is a very important victory for me, for Eleonora and for the entire team because it rewards the great efforts we have made so far. We were all waiting for this result… and, at last, we did it! Winning is so rewarding… and when you succeed on your own home track races, it is even more satisfying!"

Eleonora Mori : "We wanted to do well in such an important race and we have succeeded in our intent! What a great feeling of satisfaction! We faced all the Specials Stages with maximum concentration and we are very pleased with the performance of our Citroën C3 R5 and Pirelli tyres. Now we can look ahead with greater confidence and unfailing determination to do our best."


2019 Rally del Friuli Venezia Giulia classification

1. Luca Rossetti - Eleonora Mori (Citroën C3 R5)

2. Andrea Crugnola - P. Ometto (Skoda Fabia R5) : +13,7

3. Giandomenico Basso - L. Granai (Skoda Fabia R5) : +14,5

4. Antonio Rusce - S. Farnocchia (Skoda Fabia R5) : +4:56.8

5. Marco Zannier - M.Marcuzzi (Renault Clio A7) : +7:58.8


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