The fourth stage of the LADA Granta Cup in Smolensk. The race was held ath the Smolensk Ring circuit.
Past weekend saw the fourth stage of the LADA Granta Cup in Smolensk. It was the third scoring stage for the teams. After the two races of the fourth stage Kirill Ladygin remained the leader in the individual standings with 135 points.
Eleven cars started the race at the Smolensk Ring circuit. It was a debut in the LADA Granta Cup for Sergey Zagumennov, the Russian National Cross and Rallycross Championships participant, and Anton Alekseev, a driver who took part in the race as a business driver. Earlier the Lada Granta Club announced that another team of Mirgazian and Aigiz Dinmuhametov was supposed to race as well, along with the Russian National Rally Championship participant Denis Salikov. However, these teams could not participate in the Fourth stage race for objective reasons. According to the AVTOVAZ press center, they will participate in the next stage of the Cup.
The first race of the LADA Granta Cup fourth stage took place on Saturday, August 6, and finished with the brothers Yuriy and Mikhail Loboda coming in first. The second place was taken by the team of Kirill Ladygin and his new co-driver Mikhail Maleev. According to the mono cup rules, it is allowed to switch teams, in which case the points gained by the driver before remain his. The team of Viktor Shapovalov and Sergey Shalunov took the third place in the first race of the Cup’s fourth stage.