- Sebastian Barbu is the leader in the Dacia Trophy after the first day of the Rally of Arad 2011
- At the start of the competition for Dacia Logan 1.6 90 CP cars there was not Spartacus Popa anymore, as he damaged his vehicle following a going out of the track that happened during the shakedown scheduled on Friday morning
The Superspecial race that opened the games in the Rally of Arad 2011 offered an extremely interesting fight for supremacy. Though, as it is normal for a trial with a length of only 2 km, the distances between the pilots are not long, the real fight for the victory following to take place on Saturday, when there are scheduled the other 10 trials of the competition that form the stage number six in the 2011 edition of the National Dunlop Rally Championship and the Dacia Trophy.
The first place in the provisional standings of the Trophy is occupied by Sebastian Barbu, the winner of the previous round, from Sibiu. He got faster by half of a second than Viorel Ivan, the pilot that leads the season standings, and by 0.7 seconds than Bogdan Cornea, that fastest of the rookies. It is worth to be noticed the fact that all of the pilots mentioned are also, in this order, on the podium of Class 9, thus reconfirming the qualities of the Logan 1.6 90 CP model.
Though, as we remembered, the decisive confrontation in the Rally of Arad will take place on Saturday, when there are scheduled 10 competition sections. In fact there are five trials that will be run two times each, the shortest of them, Lalasint, measuring 5.9 km, while Nadas (22.4 km) is the longest. The start on PS2 is scheduled at 8:14 o'clock, and the ceremony of the official arrival shall be performed beginning from 20 o'clock, when we are going to know the provisional standings of the competition.