Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy series leader Osian Pryce underlined his title credentials as he took a 50.3s victory at ADAC Rallye Deutschland.
The Welshman, navigated by Dale Furniss, won the opening two asphalt stages and the duo didn’t look back as they led the rest of the event. Success in Germany marked their second win of the season and gave their chances of winning the 2016 title a significant boost with only one round remaining at RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España.
“I’m over the moon with our second Fiesta Trophy victory,” 23-year-old Pryce said. "It’s great to finish on top and put the disappointment of Finland behind us. Dale and I worked and prepared really hard for this event so we don’t need to do as much in Spain. It’s all to play for in six weeks’ time.”
Building on a his memorable victory in his native Finland last month, Max Vatanen finished second in Germany after winning three stages in his Ford Fiesta R2. He is second in the latest standings, 14 points shy of Pryce’s leading tally.
Jon Armstrong won five stages as he marched towards the final podium place in Germany. The 21-year-old would have finished higher if he hadn’t left the road during stage two on Friday and then lost more than three minutes with a puncture on Saturday.
Eighteen-year-old Frenchman Nicholas Ciamin finished fourth, while Oscar Solberg was fifth as he got his first taste of asphalt rallying.
Gus Greensmith completed the top six in Germany. The Briton retired on Friday after crashing but back-to-back stage wins marked a successful return to action on Saturday.