Gustavo Saba, aboard a Volkswagen Polo GTI, was the fastest this afternoon in the Super Special that ran through the streets of Mina Clavero in front of a large crowd. The compatriot leads the general positions in the 40th Rally Argentina, which will end on Sunday after traveling the roads of the mountains of Córdoba over the weekend.
The VW pilot, navigated by the Argentinian Fernando Mussano, used a time of 1 minute 28 seconds 7/10 to travel the 1,470 meters that the entirely asphalt route had, located in the streets of the town of Valle de Traslasierra, according to the data collected from Grupo La Provincia.
Behind Saba was also Paraguayan Augusto Bestard (VW Polo GTI) 6/10s behind the leader, while Marcos Ligato, from Cordoba, appears in third place, with his Citroën C3, at 9/10s, being the fastest among the nationals. and sharing position with the Paraguayan Fabrizio Zaldívar (Paraguay).
Then the Chilean Martín Scuncio (Hyundai i20, at 1.4s); Alejandro Cancio (Skoda Fabia) and the Chilean Roberto Saba (Skoda Fabia), at 1.9s; Paraguayan Miguel Zaldívar (VW Polo GTI, 2s); Federico Villagra (Toyota Yaris, at 2.1s) and Augusto D’Agostini with a Skoda Fabia, at 2.2s.
The fortieth edition of the Rally Argentina is valid for the second date of the Codasur Championship, as well as for the third date of the Argentine Rally, although the protagonists of both contests will fight to stay with the general classification.
The epicenter of the competition is in Mina Clavero, which generated an important tourist movement with the arrival of thousands of fans who saw the first speed test and many others who have already begun to take up a position in the mountains to watch the passing vehicles. the weekend, in classic sections where the competition passed when it was valid for the World Championship.
Tomorrow the action will continue with the stages Ambul-Mussi (PE2/5 – 25.99km), El Mirador-Panaholma (PE3/6 – 12.28km) and Panaholma-San Lorenzo (PE 4/7 – 6.51km). These stages will have two passes: one in the morning and one after noon.
On Sunday, the race will culminate with the Ciénaga de Allende-Mina Clavero (SS 8/10 – 8.96km) and Giulio Cesare-Mina Clavero (SS 9/11 19.33km) Special Tests.
This year, Rally Argentina will have an itinerary made up of 11 stages, with 147.61km of specials and a total of 458.53km, also including the liaison stages.
The organizers of the Rally Argentina are in talks to recover the date of the World Rally, which this year will not have competitions in America, and which could travel the roads of Cordoba again in 2023.
Photo: World Sport