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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Iberian Cup Rally de Viana do Castelo

Quelle: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The Viana do Castelo Rally, which was to be the first tarmac test of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Iberian Cup, was postponed this Saturday as a result of the heat wave sweeping the Iberian Peninsula and the high risk of fire in this area From Portugal. The extreme heat this weekend in Viana do Castelo led the Portuguese authorities to raise the risk level of forest fires to critical, the highest described on the scale in Portugal. So the organization of the test made the decision to postpone it. A new date for the rally will be announced in the coming weeks. In this way, the decision to postpone it, taken this Saturday morning, has not prevented the first special of the race from being held on Friday, in the urban area of ​​Viana do Castelo, a section that had an outstanding influx of public. With an entry list that reached 80 participants, and with a wide variety of cars in the race, Ricardo Costa and Rui Vilaça (Macedo & Macedo GTW Racing) masterfully set the best overall time in this section. In this way, the Toyota GR Yaris RZ was at the top of the unofficial classification, since the results obtained are not relevant due to the postponement of the rest of the event.