José Pedro Fontes and Inês Ponte are satisfied with the 3rd place and leadership in the national meeting – DNOTICIAS.PT

José Pedro Fontes and Inês Ponte are satisfied with the 3rd place and leadership in the national meeting – DNOTICIAS.PT

“The participation of the Citroen Vodafone Team in the 2022 edition of the Madeira Wine Rally, the sixth closing event of the National Rally Championship, ended in the best possible way. newsrooms.

“In the rally that is said to be mandatory, played on the hard asphalt stages of Madeira, the team driving the Citroën C3 Rally2 won and convinced, even taking victory (in the CPR) in all the stages of this last day of the rally, and so succeed. ‘Trample’ the opponents, as a result of the strong pace he set throughout the competition”, they assure.

“With the results obtained today, José Pedro Fontes sees his ambitions for this second half of the season confirmed. Remember that the Vodafone Team Citroën driver had already secured the second last place on the asphalt of Castelo Branco, betting everything on the phase this championship, after he himself realized that, despite the requirements of this event, he had important results in Madeira. victory”, they also emphasize.

In addition, “without hiding his joy at the triumphant return to the Portuguese Championship, when he arrived in Funchal, José Pedro Fontes claimed to have ensured ‘a result that is interesting and important for me and for the whole team. We all know how this rally is necessary and the way we faced the problems serves, above all, to highlight the strength of our team. The meeting went very well for us, even when the weather seemed worse. today was difficult, but very. We managed to win all stages according to CPR and that enabled us to win that race, but also to collect points in the championship that despite having only two races to do, we want to fight until the last meter'”, they say.

The Citroen Vodafone Team driver did not fail to give this victory to the team: “It took many weeks to get here and have all the conditions that allowed us to win. This is a victory for everyone. The whole team has reasons to celebrate.”

The Portuguese Rally Championship will be back on the road in September, on the 2nd and 3rd, to compete in the Water Rally – Cim Alto Tâmega, the very last event of the 2022 season.

The Portuguese Grand Prix has been split again this year into four days on dirt and four on tarmac, which will run between March and the first half of October. It includes several international competitions, namely the Vodafone Rally de Portugal, a World Rally Championship (WRC) event that shares the same sponsor as the official Citroën Vodafone Team, the Rallye Serras de Fafe and the Azores Rally, all rounding off the European Rally Championship. .