Pepe Lopez starts with victory in the 208 Rally Cup


Pepe López and Borja Rozada were imposed in the Rally Terre des Causses, first event of the season 2016 of the 208 Rally Cup, cup brand organized by Peugeot and which has as a prize an official programme with Peugeot Sport. The driver from madrid, one of the main favorites for the final victory, is imposed with the Peugeot 208 R2 run by Peugeot Spain Rally Team. With a rhythm which is really positive and without committing a single error, Pepe Lopez reached the triumph beating in 18.7 seconds by the French Jean-Baptiste Franceschi, pilot you to crave great rival of the English.

The victory also has a special nuance, in that the Pepe Lopez has become the first pilot Junior in winning a test of the 208 Rally Cup, taking this merit the own Jean-Baptiste Franceschi, but also to William Wagner, who finished in third position. In any case, Pepe Lopez becomes the first leader of the category with 23 points, something that I valued after the test when you add the extra points by sections granados: “I’m very happy, we did a very good rally, flawless, to do so from the first to the last stretch, thus achieving my first victory in the 208 Rally Cup”.

Face and cross for the rest of the Spanish representation in the 208 Rally Cup. Nil Solans finished in fourth position, although this result was somewhat bitter as it grazed the podium. In fact, the Catalan ended up 1.3 seconds to achieve a result that certainly would have joined had it not been for a slight mechanical problem. For his part, Pau Frigola and Jose Luis Pelaez had not time to finish the test, while Efren Llerena suffered an off track in the first day, which left him without options to get a positive result in this Rally Terre des Causses.