Piloting a Ford Fiesta R5 on his return to the Súper Prime National Championship in Paraguay, Augus Bestard won two of the five specials stages to secure victory at the third round of the season – La Colmena.
A little more than two weeks ago, the Paraguayan overcame muddy conditions to secure third place at the Petrobras Rally del Guairá. In La Colmena, he was able to stay clear of the incidents that plagued his rivals and led the competition for much of the event.
The victory was well-deserved, giving the ABR World Rally Team their first victory with M-Sport machinery since the Petrobras Rally Acosta Ñu last August. As for Bestard, the win marks the first overall victory of his career.
Final classification - La Colmena:
1st Augusto Bestard (Ford) 32.33,33
2nd Miguel Ortega (Ford) +13.68
3rd Pedro Fadul (Skoda) +18.93
4th Enrique Zapag (Mitsubishi) +41.40
5th Gonzalo Ortega (Mitsubishi) +49.84.
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