Victory for Brazil’s Tulio in IRC 2WD Cup

A total of 10 stage wins for Rafael Tulio

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By Franck Drui

22 March 2010 - 09:49
Victory for Brazil’s Tulio in IRC (...)

Rafael Tulio has moved joint top of the IRC 2WD Cup standings with a comfortable victory on Rally Argentina yesterday.

Driving a Peugeot 206, the Brazilian edged ahead of Argentine hero Pablo Pelaez on the fifth stage of the rally and extended his advantage by more than eight minutes, taking a total of 10 stage wins in the process.

Pelaez dropped time after his Honda Civic’s engine began to overheat due to damage sustained running through a water splash on stage five.

Tulio becomes the third different winner in the two-wheel drive class this season, following in the footsteps of Kris Princen (Monte Carlo) and Marcos Tokarski (Curitiba).

The IRC 2WD Cup resumes on Rally Islas Canarias from 29 April-1 May.

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