MRF clinches fourth spot – The Hindu

Team MRF Tyres completed a commendable fourth within the Rally di Roma Capitale in Italy, the opening spherical of the 2020 European Rally Championship on Sunday.

The duo of Craig Breen and Paul Nagle, driving the Hyundai i20 R5, was fifth going into the ultimate day. They had been locked in an intense battle for the fourth place with Simone Tempestini and Sergiu Itu, the pairs swapping positions all through the day.

Breen had began the ultimate loop within the fifth spot, however instantly moved to fourth. He consolidated his place on the penultimate stage, constructing a 4.5 second hole. Breen took the fourth place, beating Tempestini by 1.three seconds.

“We made gradual improvements over the weekend to learn how to get the best out of the tyres. To finish fourth is great and an absolute credit to the team. To think that this tyre barely existed a few weeks ago and to come out and be so competitive is a credit to the team,” mentioned Breen.

In the ERC1 class, the Finnish mixture of Emil Lindholm and Mikael Korhonen, driving a Skoda Fabia R5 evo2 for Team MRF, ended 10th.

With each vehicles ending the rally, the crew has important information to construct on for the remainder of the marketing campaign.

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