On September 1, the 2019 China Rally Championship (CRC) Baofeng Station ended successfully. At Baofeng Station, 168 racers and 84 cars from all over the country signed up for the competition. After three days of fierce competition, the Subaru China Magic Rally Team once again became the biggest winner with excellent results. Among them, Lin Dewei, who drove the No. 3 SUBARU XV car, won the overall driver championship, and his teammate Zhang Guoyu won the third place among all drivers. In the end, the Subaru China Magic Rally Team won the Confederations Cup overall team championship, the Drivers Cup champion and third runner-up, the Navigator Cup champion and third runner-up; the Manufacturers Cup champion; the national four-wheel drive team champion, the Drivers Cup champion and runner-up, and the Navigator Cup champion and the runner-up. The team won the Confederations Cup annual team points 48 points. Up to now, the team ranks first in the team points, the driver points ranks first, and the navigator ranks first, laying a solid foundation for the road to the annual championship.
Baofeng County is located in the central and western part of Henan Province, with a total area of 722 square kilometers. It has a long history and rich culture. It is known as the hometown of Chinese Ru porcelain culture, the hometown of Chinese folk art, the hometown of Chinese Guanyin culture, and the hometown of Chinese longevity. This year is the second time that Baofeng County has hosted the China Rally Championship. There are 9 stages in this race, and the total mileage of the race is about 486.8 kilometers. Here, the comprehensive road track composed of cement/asphalt and gravel road is a huge challenge for every driver. Subaru China Magic Rally Team, relying on excellent racing performance, rich racing experience and perfect driving control, overcame all challenges and finally proud of Baofeng!
On Friday, August 30th, the departure ceremony of the 2019 China Rally Championship (CRC) Baofeng Station was held in Baofeng New Century Plaza. As the star team in the CRC event, the debut of the Subaru China Magic Rally Team brought the atmosphere of the ceremony to a climax.
On the afternoon of August 30th, the super short track race on the gravel road was the warm-up stage of the whole event, with a track length of 2.57 kilometers. The Subaru China Magic Rally Team sent a total of 4 chariots to participate in the competition. Among them, the driver Lin Dewei performed very well. Through the dynamic body posture and precise control of the Subaru racing car, he won the fastest time of 2:25.01. rank first. He said: “The overall performance is relatively normal, because the short track is always a warm-up. This short track design is particularly good, with more grip and better lap times.”
On August 31, the competition was held in Qingliang Temple and Yangzhuang respectively. The special mileage of the four stages (SS2/SS3/SS4/SS5) reached 77.24 kilometers, and the total mileage was 243.18 kilometers. Subaru China Magic Rally Team driver Lin Dewei led the race with a total score of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 01 seconds, and another team driver, Zhang Guoyu, temporarily ranked third in the race.
The complex mixed road track in the competition brought great challenges to the drivers, and many drivers encountered various failures here. Lin Dewei chose a steady race rhythm in the morning. After a short break at noon, he showed the level of a champion driver in the two stages in the afternoon. He expanded his lead to nearly 4 minutes and basically confirmed the champion of this race. belong.
After the race, Lin Dewei said, “In the morning we were too steady after seeing the successive accidents on the track, but we didn’t find a normal rhythm. In the two stages in the afternoon, we ran according to our own rhythm. Maybe I ran a comfortable speed, and my performance has improved a lot.”
On September 1, Baofeng Station ushered in the competition of the last four stages, which were held in Guanyintang and Daying respectively. The mileage of the special stage reached 78.98 kilometers, and the championship journey of the Subaru China Magic Rally Team entered the final sprint stage.
The driver Lin Dewei, who had already established a huge lead in the previous competition, still maintained a good state on the last race day, constantly expanding his lead over the cars behind, and finally led the second place with a total score of 1 hour, 47 minutes and 20 seconds. With a huge advantage of 7 minutes 25.6 seconds, he won the driver championship of this station. Zhang Guoyu, another driver of the Subaru China Magic Rally Team, won the third place with a total time of 1 hour, 54 minutes, 58.6 seconds (only 12.7 seconds behind the second place), which fully demonstrated the strength of the Subaru China Magic Rally Team. Hard core strength.
At the end of October, the Subaru China Magic Rally Team will go to Zhejiang Longyou to usher in an important battle of the annual championship defending journey, so stay tuned!