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Heikkilä’s Italian Gravel Rally Championship’s second round came to a premature end


Mikko Heikkilä’s Italian Gravel Rally Championship’s second round was cut short as the Finn crashed out whilst battling for the lead of the rally.

 

Step Five Motorsport’s Mikko Heikkilä has been forced to retire from the second round of the Italian Gravel Rally Championship, Rally della Val D’Orcia, due to an off on the last stage. Heikkilä, who had been fighting for the win of the rally alongside his co-driver for the event, Francesco Pezzoli, are OK.

 

-The rear of the car went to the soft gravel and started to spin, and I couldn’t catch it and we rolled. It wasn’t a high-speed off, but still a shame. The rally was a good fight until then, we fought for the win and I tried my best to keep the lead. I’m gutted for the Italian championship points, as it is an important championship for us as well. The team and Francesco did a great job again this weekend, and it’s unfortunate to end the weekend like this, Heikkilä said.

 

Heikkilä’s competitive season continues next weekend with Step Five Motorsport and Toyota GR Yaris Rally2, as the ERC season kicks off in Hungary. Heikkilä’s Arctic Lapland Rally-winning co-driver Kristian Temonen will join the Toyota-driver for the ERC season.

 

European Rally Championship kicks off in Hungary 12th to 14th of April. 

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