Flying to Fafe: ERC2 comeback pace means Vinyes will be a threat
Joan Vinyes underlined his credentials as an FIA ERC2 category winner on Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras with a charging comeback drive on the 55th Azores Rallye last weekend.
Andorran ace Vinyes was slowed on leg one by a mechanical issue but hit top form on leg two when his Suzuki Swift R4lly S was restored to full working order.
By setting the pace on five stages, Vinyes and co-driver Jordi Mercader topped the leg two order and scored five bonus points on their way to fourth place.
“It was a very difficult rally but the car was good in the end and we are happy,” Vinyes said afterwards.
Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras takes place from October 1-3 using all-gravel stages in northern Portugal.