Simone Tempestini scored a second consecutive maximum points haul in the Junior WRC following a comfortable victory at PZM 73rd Rally Poland on Sunday.
Carrying a lead of almost three-and-a-half minutes into the fourth and final day, the Italian was content to measure his pace in rutted and rain-soaked conditions. He finished with a flourish by setting fastest time in the final stage to win by 3min 22.3sec.
“The stages are really fast and in our starting position it was hard to manage the car,” said Tempestini. “Some places were really rough and we needed to be careful not to damage the car and get a puncture. Our pace was good and our rivals also had problems, so for us it was easy to manage the gap.”
Terry Folb finished second with Ole Christian Veiby third, more than six minutes from the lead. Romain Martel held off a charging Vincent Dubert for fourth with local hero Lukasz Pieniazek completing the top six. All were driving Citroën’s DS 3 R3 cars.
Mohamed Al Mutawaa suffered a puncture and damper problems but persevered to be the only other finisher in seventh. Andrea Crugnola did not start today after his retirement yesterday.