Transfagarasan, the most spectacular road in Romania, was the main stage for the National Rally Championship’s competitors during this last weekend. Sibiu Rally Challenge, the sixth round of the National Championship, represented for the Shark Racing crew, consisting of Gabriel Laurentiu ENE and Ciprian SOLOMON, another excellent evolution completed with the second place on the beginners podium.
After the first stage behind the wheel of Peugeot 208 R2, when technical problems have prevented a complete evolution of crew #441, Sibiu Rally Challenge was the long awaited round for Gabriel Laurentiu ENE. “As we said before, we were looking forward for the beautiful round in Sibiu. I’m happy for the result and especially for the fact that everything worked perfectly, without any technical problems, thus managing to concentrate only on driving. The tests we did in the week prior to the rally mattered a lot, making it possible to get adjusted with the new car. I fulfilled my dream of competing on the famous Transfagarasan, but it was extremely demanding due to difficult weather conditions characterized by rain and dense fog. On this occasion I want to thank all our fans who were present on Transfagarasan in the early morning hours at temperatures of 4-5 degrees Celsius and endured rain and wind to support us.” said Gabriel ENE.
Ciprian SOLOMON said after Sibiu Rally Challenge: “It was a difficult round due to weather conditions on Transfagarasan. With all my experience in rallies I can say that the dense fog which appeared on SS7 was extremely dangerous in terms of safety for the competitors. It’s good that everything ended well and we are satisfied with the result. We really liked the stages Paltinis and Baraj and we are already looking forward for the upcoming edition of the Sibiu round. We think that the spectators deserve a special prize from us, the competitors, because they have endured extreme cold and harsh weather conditions to encourage us on stages on Transfagarasan. I bow in front of them and I thank them for the support they show each stage. See you in Iasi. „
Iasi Rally, the seventh round of the National Rally Championship, will take place 11-12 September.
Shark Racing receives support from sgmarket.ro during the entire 2015 racing season.