The first edition of the Andalucía Rally held in Spain, the key test for qualifying for the Dakar 2021, ended yesterday.
The last special was dominated by the Australian Daniel Sander who beat his opponents in the last timed section, putting drivers of the caliber of Toby Price and Matthias Walkner behind him. Instead, the Argentine driver, Kevin Benavides, won the overall classification but the other positions have been at the center of big changes in recent days thanks to the numerous penalties inflicted which have redesigned these rankings over and over again during the competition organized by ODC. the company headed by David Castera, general manager of Dakar Rally. Second absolute position for Adrien Van Beveren and 3rd for Lorenzo Santolino. At the finish also Lorenzo Piolini, who started from Milan ten days ago with only one clear intention: to finish a rally which however proved to be treacherous and demanding. Learning to manage his impetuousness, dose the gas and navigate without smudging were some of the objectives in the sights of Lorenzo who managed to reach the finish line every evening, working in some cases until late on his old KTM that supported him to the finish. , not without difficulties and failures.
Lorenzo Piolini closes his international race, the first of this level, in ninth absolute position for what concerns the rookies and that is the rookies. In the ranking reserved for the drivers who participated this year in the Road to Dakar Piolini is 12th while in Rally 2 his final position was 22nd.
Lorenzo is now on his way to return to Italy but at the end of the race he confirmed his satisfaction and happiness for having reached a goal that initially did not seem so obvious. In the next few days he should receive the latest from ASO news regarding his call-up for the Dakar 2021. Fingers crossed!