Author of a clear round in this event, Quentin Giordano notably achieved an impressive Saturday by chaining the scratches, thus escaping against Nicolas Ciamin. The driver from Lorraine thus won his very first round of the French Asphalt Championship, as did his co-driver Kévin Parent and his Sarrazin Motorsport team.
Powerless against Giordano’s pace today, Nicolas Ciamin logically finished second and tied for the lead in the drivers’ championship with his weekend rival.
Capable of beating the Rally2 on some occasions, Cédric Robert is a brilliant third in the scratch, thus equaling his result of the Coeur de France 2021. Throughout the weekend, Julien Saunier will also have been very efficient at the wheel of his Alpine, managing to remember to keep pace with the former official Peugeot driver.
In 9th place scratch, Cyril Raymond logically wins this first round of the Alpine trophy.
In 13th place, Ludovic Jeudy easily won the FRallyNat group and shone in his Peugeot 205 GTi F214 to finally beat the Renault Clio Rally4 of Romain Di Fante, winner of his group.
25th overall, Sarah Rumeau clearly wins this round of the French Women’s Championship.
REACTIONS FROM THE PILOTS (FR-MediaLive)
|N. Ciamin||“He was a little better than us, we are in our place. Even without the spin, we would have been behind. I made a few small mistakes but overall it was a good weekend. We have small things to work on the car with the team.|
|Q. Giordano||“This victory is the result of a lot of things, me, my co-driver, my team, my engineer…I think we had a very solid race. We kept the championship in mind and we therefore always had a bit of a margin to make sure we were at the finish. It’s a great result. I thank everyone! We managed to get her this victory and now she has to call for others.”|
|C.Robert||“I am very happy, I thank the whole team and my loyal partners. We did a great comm operation yesterday and in Antibes yesterday, we will still have plenty of ice cream to distribute!”|
|F. Bernardi||“We have reached another milestone in the last special. In rhythm, we are really good. It will help us, we will debrief all of this. We finished 4th in the Rally2, contract fulfilled.”|
|L.Jeudy||“It’s good, we finish ahead of the Renault! I wanted to put used tires on the last loop but it was starting to be tense to win the Renault behind me.|
Classification SS16 / After SS16 (13.34 km)