SS12 COLUNGA - PILOÑA ALCHERSÁN
IVAN ARES WINS THE PRINCESA
The retirement of Vallejo when he was not able to finish the previous stage allowed Ares to assure victory on this final stage, Colunga – Piloña, where the fastest time went to Alberto Monarri, who took the final stage win of the Rally nine seconds ahead of Cristian Garcia. A lot of fans attended this closing section of the Rally which kept the tension up to the end.
Iván Ares: I’m very moved, to have so many people here is impressive here. One does not win the Princesa every day. I would like to thank those who trust me to drive this car. We have been improving in huge steps.
Surhayen Pernía: It went very well; we are happy as we have lowered the time of the first run.
Manuel Mora: Now we have come to finish and we have learned a lot for the future.
Fran Cima: We could do nothing more; we did not have enough wheels. I'd like to give my congratulations to Pernía.
Angel Paniceres: After suffering as much as we did we have done it. I’m very happy with the team, after the retirement of Esteban we deserved it.
Jose Luis Peláez: A hard but very beautiful rally, with slippery sections overall. The truth is that I am happy.
Cristian Garcia: It has not been my rally so now we start thinking about the next one and we will try to take away the positives.