106 groups from seven international locations traveled to Vilenge, Slovenia, for the inaugural Mitropa Cup race. Together with Lukas Dunner and Jürgen Rausch, who entered the race with quantity six as the primary red-white-red group. The duo began properly with twelfth, however then had dangerous luck as a result of the second particular stage was canceled because of a automotive fireplace by the competitors. As a substitute of tenth place, they fell again to 18th place as a consequence of time credit from the opposite drivers. His leg wasn’t damaged, as Lucas Denner proved within the third a part of the rally on the moist monitor that he dealt with his crash within the Biancavallo properly underneath comparable circumstances and improved to seventh.
Extra enhancements ought to comply with. Due to the group’s intelligent tire choices and fault-free engines, Denner/Rausch climbed to fourth general within the Skoda Fabia Rally 2. “I’m utterly happy for the entire weekend. Delighted along with his efficiency,” mentioned Lukas Denner, happy along with his efficiency, “Earlier than the race there was already pleasure. The collapse in Italy, in fact, was nonetheless on my thoughts.”