All is set for the second Round of AARC/AART at the Murauer Rallye Sprint at St. Veit:

At the successor to the legendary Jacques Lemans Rallye returns on May 19, 2018 the Alpe Adria Rally Cup (AARC) and the Alpe Adria Rally Trophy (AART) return to St. Veit as well.

After the opening event in Slovenia all the leading teams are expected to compete at Sankt Veit.

In the AARC Michi Kogler and André Kachel with their “flying UNIOR toolbox” come to Carinthia as leaders in front of the Hungarian team Laszlo/Zsiros with their Peugeot 208 R2. The third-placed Italians Boscariol/Fiorot in a Citroen DS3 and fourth-placed Crozzoli/Zamparutti in their Opel Astra will try to make up a few places at the Murauer Rallye.  

There of course are some local heroes to be reckoned with, Klaus Demuth will push his Clio Ragnotti to the limits on the stages and will try to use his home-knowledge with Lisa Holzer seated alongside him.

Peter Schöller and Theresia Krautsieder are leading class 5 at the moment and will have a fight with Reschenhofer/Meindl who crashed in Slovenia, there will not be further opposition for them as local hero Kurt Jabornig will take the co-driver’s seat in a Peugeot 207 S2000 alongside Heinz Leitgeb.

We would like to welcome the AARC and JAARC (Junior class)-Newcomers at the Murauer Rallye, Lukas Stengg and Martin Tomasini with their Opel Corsa OPC.

In AART there is a small, but high-quality entry for the second round of the season. With four R5-cars, one Subaru Impreza Group A and one Mitsubishi Evo VII the Alpe Adria Rally Trophy is more competitive than ever.

Apart from the winning duo at Ajdovscina, the Italians Bernd Zanon/Denis Piceno on Peugeot 208 R5 there will be second-placed “Mr. Sideways” Gerald Rigler with his Ford Fiesta R5 and co-driver Katja Totschnig, who for sure will make for a thrilling rally as both teams want the overall victory at Murauer Rallye and will give nothing away to the opposition.

The Duo of Markus Steinbock/Sabine Knogler did not start the first AART-event in Slovenia and will fire up their R5 for the first time to get points for the Trophy. They surely are in for a finish in the first positions.

Unfortunately Walter Mayer will not start with his Peugeot 208 T16 R5 due to health problems and after Rally Ajdovscina will also miss St.Veit.

All the best, dear Walter, in the name of the AARC/AART-Family!

Dani Fischer and Zoltan Buna retired in Slovenia due to technical problems and are bullish to get big points for AART at St. Veit.
Fabian and Andreas Bartel – like father, like son. They are entered in AART with a Mitsubishi EVO VII, but for budget reasons did not start in Slovenia. Let’s hope they will be able to do the rest of the season, as only the best 4 results will be valid for a Top 3-Position.

The AARC and AART-Family sincerely wishes a successful and crash-free rally to all teams and the organizers of the 1. Murauer Rallye Sprint around Michi Uschan.