Italian pairing Max Rendina and Mario Pizzuti are delighted to have mathematically won the 2014 FIA WRC 2 Championship Group N Cup in their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X.
2014 marked the first season that Rendina was competing outside Italy. Now he finishes the yea with five Group N Cup wins to his name (Monte Carlo, Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Australia) and experience competing on four continents.
At the start of the year, Rendina thought that winning the series title was an almost impossible challenge, but ten months later he finds himself holding the trophy: „I really cant believe it! My main aim when I started this season was to gain experience so that I could return in 2015 stronger and ready to challenge for the title. Now I find myself at the end of 2014 with the title in my hands. For this I have to thank my team Ralliart Italy. Their experience meant that I didn’t have to worry about anything, I could simply focus on driving. That’s what every driver dreams of!“
Bruno De Pianto, Team Manager of three times FIA Production car World Champions Ralliart Italy, is over the moon about Rendina’s result, but also believes it was well deserved: „Max and Mario approached the season focused and professional. They didn’t take anything for granted, they worked hard and they’ve reaped the rewards. I can’t wait to see what they do next.“
This is the fourth title in six years for Ralliart Italy and was celebrated at Rally di Roma Capitale, which Rendina is the organiser of, this weekend.