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.

Driver Comments:

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.

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