Kõrge/Vaasa dominate Estonian Rally Championship in their debut with Yokohama
Kõrge/Vaasa dominate Grossi Toidukaubad Viru Rally
Timmu Kõrge / Erik Vaasa and their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX dominate their class in Grossi Toidukaubad Viru Rally, the 4th round of Estonian Rally Championship. This was their first time driving with Yokohama tyres.
The pair won all of the stages in their class and ended up winning with over a minute. Even more impressive is the fact that they were occasionally faster than R5 and WRC cars, barely missing a stage win with 1.4 seconds.
The tyres lasted well. The roads in Viru are the toughest in Estonia, but there were no punctures. The 4th and 6th stage had tarmac sections where all the drivers said to have killed their tyres. In the service, it seemed that Yokohama A30s were the least worn, compared to Michelin PZ70 (soft) and Pirelli K6 (medium) under lighter R5 cars.
Photo by Igmar Matto