SS5: Stage cancelled on safety grounds

Presence of livestock on the road


By Olivier Ferret

15 July 2011 - 13:11
SS5: Stage cancelled on safety (...)

The fifth stage of Sata Rallye Açores, the 7.47-kilometre Feteiras run, has been cancelled on the grounds of safety. Organisers made the decision due to the presence of livestock on the road. Crews will now head to the Sete Cidades stage, which is due to get underway at 11:08hrs local time.

Rain is falling on the mid-Atlantic island of São Miguel, where the sixth round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge is taking place. Drivers are also reporting the possibility of fog on the sixth stage, which runs around the rim of a non-active volcano.

Juho Hänninen is leading the event from Andreas Mikkelsen by 6.7s.

Standings after SS5:

1 Hänninen Juho / Markkula Mikko Škoda Fabia S2000 22m47.6s
2 Mikkelsen Andreas / Floene Ola Škoda Fabia S2000 +6.7s
3 Magalhaes Bruno / Grave Paulo Peugeot 207 S2000 +12.1s
4 Kopecký Jan / Starý Petr Škoda Fabia S2000 +17.8s
5 Sandell Patrik / Parmander Staffan Škoda Fabia S2000 +31.1s
6 Wilks Guy / Pugh Phil Peugeot 207 S2000 +34.0s
7 Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier Peugeot 207 S2000 +46.1s
8 Moura Ricardo / Eiró Sancho Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +51.3s
9 Lopes Vítor / Magalhăes Hugo Subaru Impreza Sti +1m11.8s
10 Pascoal Vítor / Ramalho Luis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +1m42.2s
11 Silva Sérgio / Cordeiro Nelson Subaru Impreza Sti +1m44.0s
12 Nutahara Fumio / Ichino Hakaru Subaru Impreza R4 +1m48.5s
13 Carmo Ricardo / Diniz Jorge Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +1m49.4s
14 Vale Pedro / Medeiros Rui Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +1m56.7s
15 Lousado Rui / Assunçăo Luis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +2m09.7s

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