Marius Aasen clinched his maiden Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy victory with a thrilling win at Lotos Rally Poland on 5 July – the result giving him a two-point lead at the top of the championship standings.
Norwegian Aasen, aged 23, and co-driver Veronica Engan kept their cool in the searing hot temperatures to beat off the brave challenge of Britain’s Tom Cave and top the podium. Cave did all he could to wrestle victory away from his rival and triumphed on three of the 19 highly competitive stages in Poland.
A huge crowd at this weekend’s Mikolajki-based event was treated to some ultra competitive racing on soft and sandy tracks. These took away much of the mechanical stress on the drivers’ identical Ford Fiesta R2 cars. New for this year, these are driven by Ford’s 1.0 litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine and powered by sustainable GEM (gasoline, ethanol, methanol) race fuel.
The Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy is supported, in conjunction with GUTTS, by a partnership of MI members Methanex and OCI, the Methanol Institute, Abengoa and e-Pure. More information on the race results can be found here. More information on GEM fuel can be found here.