The Fifth Stage of the LADA Granta Cup.
The teams participating in the fifth stage of the Cup:
- Alexandr Kobenko - Pavel Kalmanovich
- Sergey Shalunov - Viktor Shapovalov
- Maxim Simonov - Vasiliy Mezentsev
- 4) Rustam Akiniyazov - Ilia Kamesky
- Vadim Sokolov
- Alexey Chaban - Mikhail Mityayev-Alexey Degtyarev
- Yuriy Loboda - Mikhail Loboda
- Yuriy Makushin
- Vladimir Nikolaev
- Kirill Ladygin - Mikhail Maleev
- Sergey Ryabov-Vyacheslav Maleev
In accordance with the rules of the race, the drivers are allowed to switch teams. In this case they can keep the points gained earlier in the individual ratings. Sergey Ryabov and Vyacheslav Maleev had excercised this right in the previous race. The drivers united, and their co-drivers Yuriy Makushin and Vladimir Nikolaev receivd an opportunity to gain experience of driving alone. This time Vadim Sokolov also drove alone. His co-driver Vitaliy Dudin participated in the Russian National Rallycross Championship that was taking place place in Kazan on the same weekend.
Kirill Ladygin and Mikhail Maleev’s team, who showed the best time in the qualification, started the first race from the pole position. However, the Saturday race was won by Sergey Ryabov and Vyacheslav Maleev, who added 25 points each plus 1 point each for the best lap time to their individual ratings. Loboda brothers’ team came in second in the first race of the LADA Granta Cup fifth stage, followed by the team of Ladygin and Maleev.
On Sunday Ladygin and Maleev regained their leadership. They scored 25 points each plus 1 point each for the best lap time. The second and third positions in the second race were taken by the following teams: Rustam Akiniyazov – Ilia Kamensky and Sergey Ryabov – Vyacheslav Maleev, respectively.
As a result of the five stages of the LADA Granta Cup Kirill Ladygin became the leader of the individual ratings with 177 points. The second place in the individual ratings went to Vyacheslav Maleev with 130 points. The third place is occupied by Mikhail Maleev who gained 110 points. Loboda brothers were on the fourth place, with 101 points each.
The sixth stage of LADA Granta Cup will be held in Kazan at the new Kazan Ring circuit on September 16-18.