The French team consisting of driver Richard Geneska and co-driver Mark Gihant achieved victory on the first day of competition in Rally 550 Challenge Mallorca, Which started on Friday in Port Adriano.
The challenging night sections of the first day of the second edition of the 550 Challenge de Mallorca joined the stormy weather in the form of clouds and rain. The water that had been on the island all day, finally disappeared during the competition, but it left the asphalt wet, which required more teams to set off from Port Adriano, the venue and Park Fermi for the competition.
Passion and competitiveness were felt by all the fans and car enthusiasts who followed the race from Port Adriano or the stages after the start signal, and were able to enjoy the fight for the victory of the two sections of the night that started the rally.
Teams of eight different nationalities, coming from different countries as well as Spain, such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland, started stomping with the sole aim of sparring for the Test leadership from the first of the two divisions on the opening day of the 550 Challenge.
Until Saturday, October 8, all drivers will travel more than 550 kilometers in 16 demanding divisions that will require a maximum of each team behind the wheel to scratch as much of the clock as possible.
The first day that started with the “Estellencs – Andratx” and “Andratx – Capdellá” stages was led by the French team Geneesca / Gehant, who maintained their leadership throughout the first day in their Skoda Fabia 2018 controls.
Two sections battled in the first stage of the rally on Thursday, and with a 40-second home advantage over the second-placed team, Campanier/Router with their Skoda Fabia N5 team, the French driver aspires to win the second edition of the 550 Challenge, although he is still There are 2 full days and 14 sections left. The main contenders and those to complete the temporary podium are the Balearic Campanile/Rutgerger and Galiana/Flores teams with the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth.
In the regularity class, the Mallorcan team of Pedro Valls and Juana Font leads the class after demonstrating their mastery behind the wheel of their Porsche Carrera 911 in the two night stages of the day.
Tomorrow, drivers will face six new divisions to test their abilities and skills behind the wheel, on spectacular routes such as “Pollença-Lluc”, “Campanet – Pollença – Lluc” or “Gorg Blau – Mirador Ses Barques”.