Monza Rally Show: Seventh victory for Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi is the winner of the 2018 Monza Rally Show that took place at Monza Eni Circuit. It’s the fourth win in a row and seventh in a total for one of the world’s greatest motorcycle racers who proved once more that he’s a master on the four wheels too.
Rossi took a dominant victory in the #46 Ford Fiesta WRC, beating M-Sport’s driver Teemu Suninen in a similar car by more than a minute after nine special stages and more than 144 competitive kilometers.
Suninen was the only driver from the 2018’s WRC line-up but the grid was full of many other world-known drivers from other disciplines and of course, a lot of European top-class rally drivers.
In the end, Roberto Brivio finished in the third place in a Ford Fiesta WRC, 2.03 minutes behind Rossi and fifteen seconds ahead of fourth-placed Alessio Salucci in a Ford Fiesta WRC. The multiple world motocross champion Tony Cairoli was fifth in a Hyundai i20 WRC, beating popular GT driver Marco Bonanomi by less than a second. The best driver in R5 class, and tenth overall was Alessandro Re in a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.