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Old 11-02-2011, 07:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Sonja Off Road
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WTI 2011 - 5th LEG BERCETO (PARMA) ITALY

WITH THE VICTORY AT THE STAGE OF BERCETO, CREWS CIANI RENEGADE RED AND CIANI RENEGADE WHITE CONQUER THE TITLE OF ITALIAN CHAMPIONS IN CATEGORIES "OFF ROAD" AND "SWAMPER". FINAL LEG 26TH AND 27TH NOVEMBER, IN GROSSETO, WITH CHALLENGE BETWEEN OVER JOY AND DOC CRAWLER FOR THE PODIUM OF "EXTREME" 2011

Berceto (Parma) - Podium absolute and Italian champions in "Off Road" and "Swamper" categories for Team Ciani Renegade that, with the crews Paolo Ciani /Michele Vignarelli and Roberto Ciani/ Andrea Calandri, takes home not only the stage victory of Berceto but also that of absolute Italy Warn Trophy 2011 with a round to spare. Games still open, mathematically speaking, in the "Extreme" between Team Over Joy of Stefano Re and Moris Pulga (94 points) and Team Doc Crawler of Francesco Nano (75 points) that will compete for the world title in the final of 26th and 27th November near Grosseto. Nineteen crews at the start of this penultimate round of the extreme off-road championship, organized by ASD DeadDogs of Riccardo Pisani, players on the week end of one of the strongest evidence of the motoring season 2011. Due to changes in category (Team Acerni Tore in "Extreme") and important new entries (Team Tekno Auto 4x4 with two crews, Savona Fuoristrada with a Range Rover and Scaglione on Wrangler YJ), fifth stage of Warn Trophy has reserved more than a few surprises. To detach the best times in the path round of Saturday 22nd October - on a circular circuit of 5 km to go both ways - it was Andrea Protano of Team Tekno Auto 4x4 with tubular 4x4 (76 minutes and 5 seconds) in the category " Extreme " placed in front of Team Acerni Tore (79 minutes and 2 seconds) and Doc Crawler (87 minutes and 6 seconds). Rather more distant Over Joy (120 minutes and 58 seconds) followed the other crew of Team Tekno Auto 4x4 (162 minutes) and Equipe Dream Team (237 minutes and 5 seconds). Among the four crews in "Swamper" the provisional podium of the first half of the race went to Ciani Renegade White, which has crossed the line in 77 minutes and 17 seconds ahead of David Rippo (SRM 4x4), Juba Team and Protozoico. In “Off Road” category to win the race on Saturday was Ciani Renegade Red, Suzuki 1.6 16 V, completing the course in 86 minutes and 11 seconds ahead Enrico Grafas and Paolo Lopez on Wrangler TJ 4.0 (89 minutes and 40 seconds) and brothers Giuseppe and Giovanni Orzetti, ranked third on Wrangler Rubicon (119 minutes and 50 seconds). Followed by: Girolamo Rocca (Team Spider TJ), Giovanni Baglietto and Carlo Boristene (Team Savona Fuoristrada), Goe Secche, Team Jeepers Milano, Salvatore Grus (Savona Fuoristrada) and Scaglione YJ. If the first round of the competition day has engaged seriously with all the means at the start, with mud pit protagonist of aerobatic maneuvers and techniques winches made by all 19 teams, even Sunday, 23rd October, three special stages for category were no less spectacular. In "Extreme" very good time for proto of Team Tekno Auto 4x4 that in the special 4 and 5 has crossed the final line in 3 minutes and 33 seconds and 7 minutes and 15 second, a really important result that accompanied them to the victory of this leg of the Trophy Warn Italy. Equally good race for Team Acerni Tore that tooks the GM V8 powered buggies on the second step of the podium in this race near Parma: "A very good race especially in some legs like that of waterfall where we had fun - says Salvatore - Our test went very well for the engine even if from the beginning the buggy that has loosen the use of 2 cylinders. The change from Swamper to Extreme has seen us focus even more selective in addressing the areas prepared by Ricky. A few months to solve the troubles the engine and then we'll be ready to do battle in the next season of WTI”. Great time for Re/Pulga, Team Over Joy, in the proof of the cascade have shown great skill not only stopping the clock at 13 minutes and 8 seconds (before Acerni Tore and Andrea Protano) but also for being the only team to face the challenging descent on rocks without using the winch. Sometimes problems instead for Equipe Dream Team – of crew Ferdinando Bartolucci and Luca Chelini - that Saturday afternoon was not able to launch the second round for the failure of the Defender 100 TDI rear strut then rearranged for Sunday where the pilot and navigator showed discrete time. Victory of the day (Sunday) for Ciani White who has conquered the podium in the category "Swamper" pulling the best times in PS 4 and 5 (respectively 5 minutes and 12 seconds and 13 minutes and 4 seconds) and showing great skill also in the challenging field of selective cascade. A fine off-road performance for Juba Team with Wolker and Gede27 on "Calimero" that have closed on the stage of Berceto on second step of the podium thanks to a very well-run race and the best time (23 minutes and 43 seconds) in the special of the waterfall. Applause for Team SRM 4x4 with David Rippo starring Sunday in a double rollover to a few tens of meters from the start of PS 4, fortunately without consequences, which in no way compromise the test allowing the crew to cross the finish line as third place as well as a second stage in the overall standings of the 2011 season. Brawl even among the ranks of "Off Road" with Ciani Red and Ciani Green contended that the best times of special on the razor's edge. To win, even if only slightly, was once again Suzuki of Paolo Ciani, who snatched a sensational time (2 minutes and 54 seconds) in 4th PS on Sunday. "Fine trials with difficult passages such as mud pit and go up on Saturday but also along the shores of the rivers in the dry where Suzuki has disengaged well between rocks and unevenness of 100 meters!" - says Paolo Ciani. Rounding out the podium Enrico Grafas on Wrangler TJ 4.0 (Team Ciani Green) and Team of brothers Orzetti that, apart from a puncture, were authors of a race well-run thanks to the best time (4 minutes and 58 seconds) in the PS 5. In evidence also Girolamo Rocca (Spider TJ), Giovanni Baglietto (always exciting to his leadership on the steep slopes of WTI ....), Goe Secche, Team Jeepers Milano, Salvatore Grus with the Range Rover of Savona Fuoristrada (in his first participation in WTI). With the stage victory of Berceto Ciani Renegade Red and Ciani Renegade White confirm in command of the categories "Off Road" and "Swamper" both with 100 points while Over Joy, with third place, has now 94 points: for this crew will be crucial the final leg scheduled for 26th and 27th November near Grosseto, where play for the title with Doc Crawler. For information: www.deaddogs.it. ASD DeadDogs thanked the mayor and the councilor of Berceto - Luigi Lucchi and Michele Bandini -; Croce Rossa of Berceto; 4Technique, Payustech, JeepMagazine.it, Equipe 4x4, SRM Garage, Carbon GP, MB Corse, GO PRO, OMP Racing, Alberto, Laura, Flavio, Ronnie, Giulia, Nicola and all the staff who helped the organization and management of the race.
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