Podium at 2 valli Verona under very hot conditions

Podium at 2 valli Verona under very hot conditions

Third podium within four races for Zenith El Primero Stratos Team allowing Erik Comas to take the lead of the Italian Historic Rally Championship third group.

No single technical problem for the Lancia Stratos of the Frenchman this time co driven by Edoardo Paganelli, the crew had only to manage the extreme hot conditions and the numerous alerts of the original dashboard.

“Marco Bianchini did The perfect race with his Lancia 037 and his win is totally deserved, I am happy to have been the only one to take him off two top times on SS 9 and SS 10. We finish only 8 seconds behind the 2014 winning Porsche of Montini. This rally was the most challenging and difficult of this year and then the most tasteful. Just over a minute behind the winner after one hour of speed time is a gap that we will manage to close when we will make the front tires working better from the start.

This was my first race together with K Sport and I am convinced that the Stratos will soon battle with the 037 despite the 10 years gap. The 21 points gained last weekend for the 1st position in the 3 group (1976-1981) such as at Sanremo are precious for the championship ranking.”

Rally due valli auto in gara
Lancia Stratos black and white profile
Zenith watch on the pilot's wrist
Photos on the podium of the team