Aléria: Margaillan doubles the bet

Matthieu Margaillan and his co-driver Mathilde Margaillan achieved their second success of the season after Florent Todeschini's mechanical problems during this second stage.

Published on 25/05/2024 à 17:29

Emmanuel Naud

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Aléria: Margaillan doubles the bet

Matthieu Margaillan©Bastien Roux-DPPI

With 44 seconds late at the start of this final day, Matthieu Margaillan (Fabia RS Rally2-AMD Motorsport knew he had to attack. He worked particularly hard during the first pass in the longest special of the rally and took almost 20 seconds from his rival, Florent Todeschini (C3 Rally2-CHL Sport Auto). The latter would subsequently suffer mechanical problems in SS 8. 

Propelled to the lead of the rally before the start of the last loop, Margaillan managed the end of the race perfectly to secure his second victory in a row in the Gravel Championship. The AMD Motorsport driver took the opportunity to increase his lead in the provisional standings.

Laurent Pellier (i20 N Rally2-Bonneton HDG-2C Compétition) scored big points with another second place after that of Castine.

Already unlucky at Castine, Florent Todeschini limited the damage this time with an important podium in the title race.

Mattéo Chatillon/Maxence Cornuau – Photo Bastien Roux / DPPI

At the foot of the podium, Mattéo Chatillon (Clio Rally3) undoubtedly achieved the “perf” of the rally by slotting himself into the middle of the Rally2s.

Jean-Paul Tichadou (Fabia Rally2 evo) completed the Top 5 of this third round of the Gravel Championship.

 

Lucas Darmezin/Valentin Augé – Photo Bastien Roux / DPPI

Lucas Darmezin (208 Rally4) achieves a double victory by winning both the 2 Wheel Drive classification and the Stellantis Motorsport Rally Cup.

Leader from SS 1, Benjamin Boulenc (Clio Rally5) took his first victory in the Clio Trophy France Terre.

The drivers will now enjoy a long break before meeting in Mende on August 31 and September 1 for the Rallye Terre de Lozère.

 

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