SS11 VILLAVICIOSA VIAJES EL CORTE INGLÉS
VALLEJO RETIRES WITH MECHANICAL PROBLEMS, ARES CLOSE TO VICTORY
Sergio Vallejo has been forced to retire on the second running of the Villaviciosa stage as a mechanical problem forced to him to stop at the legendary curve of Luis Climent in Pandenes and although he restarted the car he finished the stage twenty minutes late so it was decided to quit. This results in the consolidation of the lead of Iván Ares and promotes the Asturian Manuel Mora to the virtual podium in the European section.
Sergio Vallejo: Something happened with the brake pedal, the crossing was blocked totally. When it cooled off it loosened again but as soon as it got hot again it seized. We retired because it is dangerous to continue like this.
Fran Cima: Quite a big difference with respect to Pernía but we are going to try to attack on the last stage.
Alberto Ordoñez: A good stage, we reached the limit of the car and I cannot do any more.