Wiegand fastest on second Sibiu shakedown stage
Wiegand set a time of 2m09.10s
Sepp Wiegand was fastest on the second of two shakedown stages for the Sibiu Rally, round eight of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
Driving a ŠKODA Auto Deutschland Fabia Super 2000, Wiegand set a time of 2m09.10s over the 3.4-kilometre course situated approximately six kilometres from the event’s host city in Romania.
Organisers prepared two shakedown runs with defending IRC champion Andreas Mikkelsen electing to tackle the 1.9-kilometre Shakedown 1 stage only. No official times were made available for that stage although Mikkelsen’s ŠKODA UK Motorsport team confirmed its Norwegian ace took 1m11s to complete his only pass.
The top 10 times for the Shakedown 2 stage are as follows:
1 Sepp Wiegand/Timo Gottschalk (ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000) 2m09.10s
2 Patrik Flodin/Göran Bergsten (M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000) +1.2s
3 Victor Baldescu/Ciprian Solomon (Ralliart Lancer Evolution VI) +6.4s*
4 Michaël Burri/Stéphane Rey (Peugeot 207 Super 2000) +8.0s
5 Robert Consani/Cédric Beynet (Renault Clio R3) +11.0s
6 Edwin Keleti/Botond Csomortani (Ralliart Lancer Evolution X) +11.4s
= Romulus Preda/Cristian Baciucu (Ralliart Lancer Evolution IX) +11.4s
8 Valentin Porcisteanu/Daniel Dobre (Ralliart Lancer Evoluxion X R4) +14.4s
9 Martin Kangur/Andres Öts (Honda Civic Type R) +18.5s
10 Michael Kogler/Jürgen Heigl (Renault Clio R3) +28.2s
* Not eligible for IRC points