Rally Nadwislanski was the penultimate round of the Polish National Rally Championship, the only rally located in the center region of Poland, which goes through fast and slippy tarmac roads around Lublin. Usually it attracts many spectators from nearby cities including the capital of Poland – Warsaw, and this year was no different. The weather was perfect and the expectations were high as this year’s event could decide on the result of championship battle. Filip Nivette, who won 3 of the 4 previous rounds, needed  to get a few points to celebrate his first championship in almost 14 years of his rally career, while Gabryś and Kasperczyk had a very tight fight for the second place.

Filip Nivette did not disappoint his fans. He led the rally from the very first kilometer and won 10 of the 11 special stages. The only driver who could challenge him was Bryan Bouffier. Bouffier won the 2nd stage of Day 1, but was unable to finish the rally due to a mistake early on Day 2, which caused him to retire from the event. Ultimately Nivette won with almost 1:30s lead over the rest of the pack. Gabrys was second best with 20s advantage over Kasperczyk.

The Open N was dominated by Jakub “Colin” Brzeziński, who finished more than 1:30s ahead of Slobodzian. Miko Marczyk was third, just 2.5s behind. This left an interesting situation for the final round, as the four drivers are still in the game for the Open N Championship.

photo Maciej Niechwiadowicz