If we just describe that András Hadik got his first race victory this year and won the III. Nyíregyháza Rally, no one is surprised by those who follow the struggles of the Hungarian rally, because it is smoothly in the hat. However, if we look at the results list, it turns out that the field of Rallye1 did not perform a standard derby. The race took place over the weekend as a deposit race for the European Championship Series.
It all started with Ferenc Vincze, on the first Saturday stage, 500 meters after the start, forced to give up the race due to a turbo error. This is already a huge misfortune, but if we add that the defending champion was late for the first fast on Friday, in Rabócsiringen, so he was 40 seconds behind, we can say that it wasn’t his weekend. Frigyes Turán’s hopes of victory also became foggy in Újhuta after he got a puncture and bagged a good 2 and a half minute disadvantage.
At the end of the first lap, Hadik led, but in the most comfortable position, the second, Ádám Velenczei, was waiting to continue, because he gained a virtually significant advantage in the championship. Yes, but on the sixth fast, in the Bózsva cauldron, the skoda pilot arranged the Fabia’s right rear suspension, so instead of coming to the Santa Rally so that he just had to share his advantage, he would be forced to attack. This is because András Hadik routinely brought down the competition without any faxes, so after 2018 he won again in Nyíregyháza.
In second place was Kristóf Klausz, 24, who was happy with the best ORB result of his career. In his case, too, balance was the key, as he did not manage to win the speed stage, but he was stationed on the podium from the second fast. After last year’s Miskolc Rally, we were able to greet László Német again at the bottom of the podium, who was really unstoppable in the second half of the race, in the dark, and even won his speed.
The damage was saved in the form of a fourth place and a Power Stage victory by Frici Turán, The top5 was closed by Kornél Lukács, who delivered the best result of the year with the TRT Citroen C3 R5. By the way, Chuchu also fought in the Rallycross Championship, and even won the title of Supercars, ie the king category.
In the RC4 category, Patrik Herczig, the son of four-time Hungarian champion Norbert Herczig, won the first victory of his life, while Gábor Német, the second in the category, was happy to win the Peugeot Cup and the first place in the annual evaluation. Ariel Gyarmati proved to be the fastest in the ORC, while Ferenc Wirtmann proved to be the fastest in the Historic.
The scoreboard for the Rally1 championship changed significantly over the weekend: Hadik took the lead with 103 units. Tuán and Vincze are second with 92 points, while the Venetians have 91 points next to their name, so if the Covid situation allows, we can expect a really hot battle on the gravel tracks near Veszprém, on the first weekend of December, at the Santa Rally.
The final result of the 2020 Nyíregyháza Rally 2020:
|1.||András Hadik – Krisztián Kertész||1:11:09.1|
|2.||Kristóf Klausz – Botond Csányi||1:12:20.8|
|3.||László Német – István Szabó||1:12:39.8|
|4.||Frigyes Turán – László Bagaméri||1:13:38.8|
|5.||Csucsu – Imre Tóth||1:14:27.4|
|6.||Károly Vizelli – Peter the Great||1:15:37.6|
|7.||Ariel Gyarmati – György Kocsis||1:15:42.5|
|8.||Ollé Sándor – Ollé Rebeka||1:15:45.9|
|9.||Tibor Tóth – József Szabó||1:16:29.7|
|10.||Tibor Érdi jun. – Zoltán Csökő||1:16:35.2|