Valentino Rossi won the Monza Rally Show for the sixth time in his career. The MotoGP legend drove a Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2016 spec. After a difficult first day, Rossi came back stronger and won the race.
Marco Bonanomi, a former Audi LMP1 driver, led before the last stage, but, after two off-track adventures, lost the rally by a very narrow margin, six seconds.
The podium was completed by the WRC duo, Andreas Mikkelsen and Thierry Neuville. They took a dominant lead in the first day, but after a slow puncture, they lost every chance win the rally.
Another notable presence was Tony Cairoli. The MXGP world champion finished fourth and secured his best ever finish at the Monza Rally Show.
Rossi’s win was put in doubts after his car was found to be underweight. He received a ten seconds penalty, but he managed to keep his win.
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