PIRELLI WINS WITH DE TOMMASO ALSO THE RALLY DI ROMA AND TAKES ITS FIA ERC VICTORIES TO FOUR OUT OF SIX
The P Zero Pirelli RA5A proved to be the most reliable road companion also at the "Rally di Roma Capitale", valid for the FIA European Championship, in which it led to victory the crew composed by Damiano De Tommaso and Giorgia Ascalone on Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo, in a race uncertain until the last special stage.
The victory in the "Rally di Roma" is for Pirelli the fourth out of six rounds in the Fia Erc 2022 championship.
"It was a very intense rally," commented Terenzio Testoni, Pirelli's Rally Activity Manager, "in which we won not only the race, but all 13 special stages with four different drivers in three different cars, demonstrating the versatility of the RA5A, which adapts to any driving style and is reliable even in very stressful conditions like these. Our product was always the fastest and most stable, despite the very high temperatures that made the asphalt very slippery".
The RA5A is the evolution of the RA5, protagonist in the last three years of numerous successes in the top continental trophy. The new solution proposed by Pirelli to cope with the dry abrasive asphalts features a renewed tread compound and a new construction, with the aim of providing better performance and reliability in the toughest race conditions and longest stages, even at high temperatures.
Andrea Crugnola (Citroen C3 Rally2), fifth overall, also stood out among the Pirelli-tyred drivers, who gave up the lead to De Tommaso in Special 9 due to an accelerator problem.
Frenchman Laurent Pellier's performance was also excellent. In an Opel Corsa Rally4 he won the Rome Rally in the FIA JERC category, the junior European championship for which Pirelli is the sole supplier, and also came first in the overall ERC4 classification.