For the third year in a row, the brand of the largest Korean car manufacturer will be present in the Slovenian national rally championship. In cooperation with the Italian team from Manzan, which prepares racing cars, in the 2019 season they will join forces with the Idrija crew, which has won two consecutive national championship titles in the past two seasons - with driver Rok Turk and co-driver Blanka Kacin. In addition to them, Claudio De Cecco and Jean Campeis, who have already competed in rallies in cooperation with Hyundai Slovenia, will compete in three races in Slovenia with another Hyundai i20 R5. Rok Turk, together with his co-driver Blanka Kacin, will be a new member of the successful cooperation between the Friulmotor team and Hyundai Slovenia, and they are also supported by Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing. Z race
The 7th Vipava Valley Rally started on Friday night with a super special in the center of Ajdovščina in front of a large number of spectators and in a great atmosphere. The opening rally of the new season of the national championship was started the fastest by Rok Turk, who set the fastest time with his co-driver Blanka Kacin and the Peugeot 208 T16. The main part of the crew rally awaits on Saturday, when 8 speed trials will be scheduled, including the famous speed trials Predmeja and Žablje. For this Peugeot 208 T16 R5 class car, the night superspecial was also a baptismal speed test, as it is a completely newly assembled car of the OPV Racing Cars team and at the same time the first R5 class car assembled in Slovenia. "The whole team has been working hard for the last few months to bring us to the top of the national championship.
152 kilometers of winding Italian roads, with countless serpentines that do not allow the crews of rally cars even a moment of rest, was the venue of this year's fourth rally for the Slovenian national championship. In addition to the asphalt with an otherwise excellent grip, which is by no means forgiving to the tires, the conditions were raised to a higher level by the strong sun and real summer temperatures above thirty degrees. Rok Turk and Martina Lazar also competed in the Friuli Venezia Giulia rally with speed trials in the vicinity of Čedad and strong international competition, and after tense fights for seconds on Sunday, they deservedly looked forward to new great achievements at the finish line. In the R2B class, Rok and Martina won first place in a Peugeot 208 R2 and the OPV Racing Cars team, looking forward to a new victory: "Us
Rok Turk and Martina Lazar also took the top step in Division 2 of this year's third rally for the Slovenian national championship. With the Peugeot 208 R2, they found themselves excellently on the winding and narrow roads of the Železniki rally, and also achieved an excellent ranking in the overall classification with 3rd place. In some speed trials, they competed on an equal footing with their competitors, and in the speed trials of Dražgoša 1 they also set the fastest time. In front of a large number of spectators, Rok was happy to accept the trophies for the achieved result: "The rally in Železniki is definitely one of my favorites, because speed trials with their complexity and versatility are definitely a big challenge for all racers. R2 squeezed its maximum! " A new victory is for Rok
After a double victory at the Fuchs Rally Velenje, when the crews Martin Mlinar - Miran Mlinar and Rok Turk - Martina Lazar won in Division 1 and Division 2, the crews of OPV Sport achieved the same excellent achievement last weekend at the 6th Vipava Valley Rally. In addition to winning in their division, Rok and Martina also ranked high in the overall rally standings, finishing on the podium and taking home the trophy for 3rd place. The slippery asphalt surface, especially in the famous Žablje, provided the racers with demanding conditions, and the Saturday afternoon downpour further enriched everything. But the fans, who in large numbers accompanied the return of the rally to Ajdovščina, were able to more than enjoy the racing performances, and at the same time provide a fantastic atmosphere both in the service zone and on the speed p.
The legendary serpentines at the Žablje speed test, the night super special on the streets of Ajdovščina and other attractive places were the scene of the second rally of this year's national championship last weekend. After a break of a few years, a large number of spectators enthusiastically welcomed the return of the rally to the Vipava Valley. Rok Turk and Martina Lazar also performed successfully in the Peugeot 208 R2 with the OPV Racing Cars team. Extremely slippery asphalt, shorter macadam sections and afternoon downpour were definitely a challenge for all crews. After 91 kilometers of speed trials, Rok and Martina took 3rd place in the overall standings, and the fastest were in Division 2: "We are satisfied with the result achieved in the team, everything went according to plan. Mass attendance of spectators, the center of the rally in me
With the victory in Division 2, Rok Turk and Martina Lazar opened the season of the Slovenian national championship, which began last weekend with the Velenje rally. They drove 151 kilometers of speed tests with a Peugeot 208 R2, which they are preparing together with the OPV Racing Cars team, at a high pace, and in addition to winning in their division, they were also looking forward to 3rd place in the overall national championship standings. At the finish line of the Velenje rally, after two days of racing, Rok summed up his impressions: "Martina and I squeezed the maximum out of the car and considering the rather fast and open speed trials, this is more than a great result. along the track, and the new design of the car received a lot of positive feedback.
Rok Turk and Martina Lazar were the fastest among the race cars with front-wheel drive in the speed trials of the Opatija rally, which had as many as 108 crews at the start. They impressed many fans with their fast and attractive racing, and they were not bothered by the rain, which brightened up Saturday's rally. They drove all 110 kilometers of speed trials at a high pace and were in 5th place in the overall standings, looking forward to new victories in their class! The new victory was also a jubilee, as it was the 25th victory for Roko and the team with the Peugeot 208: "I'm really happy with the new victory! Definitely a nice rally on the Opatija Riviera with strong international competition. Once again we proved how much we can be fast with this great car! "
On the first day of the rally with the center on the Opatija Riviera, the crews drove the introductory two speed trials, where Rok Turk and Martina Lazar had a great time with the Peugeot 208 R2, as they were the fastest among the crews with front-wheel drive cars. Before Saturday's continuation, they are also in the 5th place in the overall ranking, and after the introductory twelve kilometers, on the second day of the Opatija rally, they will have another 98 kilometers of speed trials. Nice weather and as many as 119 registered crews attracted a large number of spectators to the shore, and Rok is in a good mood before continuing: "The atmosphere was great on the first day! fights with seconds.Martino and I will definitely continue in such
The real spring weather, a large number of attractive crews at the start and a varied rally route attracted a large number of spectators to Kumrovec, Croatia, who came to promote their favorites. After Friday's victory among front-wheel drive racers in the prologue, Rok Turk and Martina Lazar were definitely in their class, who also impressed on Saturday with their attractive racing and fast times in the speed trials. With the Peugeot 208 R2, they started the 42,5-kilometer rally Kumrovec a little more calmly, increasing the pace from test to test. Not only were they fast in their class, they also competed successfully with all-wheel drive racing cars, finishing in an excellent 8th place in the overall standings. Among competitors in racing cars of the same class