The driver from Mapello in the first round of the World Championship came first among private drivers and first among Italians
The Monte Carlo Rally, the first world race of the season, saw a home rider win Sebastien Ogier with Vincent Landais, the first career win for an official French driver. On the podium the driver from Bergamo who, thirteen years after his start in the world of cars, was at the beginning of the Monegasque race and went to the microphone with the best performance on board the new Skoda Fabia RS Rally2: Matteo Gamba he won 21st overall and 1st overall among Italians in the rally, 1st overall in the individual category.
Pilot leg of Mapello class 79, born in Bergamo and ship to Nicol Gonella, he made his world championship debut at Monaco in 2014 at the wheel of a Peugeot 207 S2000, finishing ninth. The Bergamo native set key times in special stages in the RC2 class, dominating among the less-prioritized drivers, resulting in the best Italian in the race. When he was heard at the end of the race, he announced: I would say a very good balance: to get to the finish line in this race is always the best result and we are also happy with the position and obviously also the best among. Italians and private buyers, so it couldn’t have gone any better. Three hard days even with perfect conditions. We used the hardest tires throughout the race. In the last practice we arrived with tires on the canvas due to the sudden rise in temperature, we would have preferred a snowy Monte Carlo. I had the best feeling with Niccol and the car went well and allowed us to bring the Mondalie WRC rally cup to Bergamo.
At the orobic level there was also Team Participation, Trescore Balneario established led by Alessandro Perico, which sees three Italians on the starting line-up. And number 40 pistaiolo Lorenzo Bontempelli, who in his palms boasts several victories in circuits around the world accompanying on the right seat Gianni Pina 33 overall. For the first time at the start of the legal race for the world rally Brescian Simone Niboli and Battista Brunetti 35th overall and finally Silvano Patera in his second participation in Montecarlo to the description of the promising young Stefano Tiraboschi who finishes in 41st place overall .
January 25, 2023 (change January 25, 2023 | 20:10)
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