First tarmac win boosts Al-Attiyah’s title bid
Seventh place in Wales will be enough to secure the title
The Italians, who drive a Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, won the Production Car category on five rounds, (Monte Carlo, Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Australia) and cannot be caught in Wales this weekend.
Rendina, 40, said: “I really cant believe it! My main aim when I started this season was to gain experience so that I could return in 2015 stronger and ready to challenge for the title. Now I find myself at the end of 2014 with the title in my hands. For this I have to thank my team Ralliart Italy. Their experience meant that I didn’t have to worry about anything, I could simply focus on driving.“
Rendina’s season has been controversial at times. Nearing his limit of points-scoring rounds, he entered Rally Finland as Pizzuti’s co-driver, but took the wheel on the stages. He was again registered as Pizutti’s co-driver this week in Wales, but withdrew his entry after Pizutti pulled out on medical grounds.