The Bella Casa crew – Radu Necula and Adrian Temeș – returns from Sibiu Rally Challenge with a new podium: 3rd place in Class 9. It is the 5th consecutive podium of 6 rounds held in one of the most disputed classes of the 2015 National Rally Championship.
“Sibiu Rally Challenge was a completely unique experience. Transfăgărăşan represents, for many of us, a source of pride and is recognised as one of the most beautiful roads in Europe. Taking part in a stage of NRC on this route gave us a great feeling, but participating and managing to reach the end with a good result in extremely difficult conditions, with very low visibility due to dense fog and misleading adherence due to rain and low temperatures, is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity.” said Radu Necula.
Friday did not start as well as the crew expected, as they only achieved a distant 6th position in the rankings after the first two stages. The result was the same after the hillclimb stages in the second day of competition, but the podium was saved by the two downhill stages that took place on Transfăgărăşan, where they had two of the best times in their class.
„On the sporting level I am not very happy with our evolution on the hillclimb stages and it’s not clear yet why we were not able to achieve better results. I must admit I was also surprised when I saw the results after the two downhill stages from Bâlea Lac, where I hesitated long enough over the gas pedal because of poor visibility and did not take any risks. And yet, there we were able to make a difference and reach the podium.” added Radu Necula.
Next there is a short period of preparation for the most important rally of the second half of the championship – Iasi Rally – with a rally coefficient of 1,2. The competition material will be prepared by GoRace Motorsport, a team led by Șerban Coman, who ensured until now 6 of 6 rallies without any technical problems.
The crew Radu Necula / Adrian Temeș is supported in NRC by their main partner, Bella Casa, a distributor of construction materials for interior design, such as doors, flooring, shower, tiles, with stores throughout the country, a leading supplier for DIY networks and property developers, as well as by their technical partners, Comex-Ro and Rombelt Trade.