Spanish Rallycross Championship Comes To Malaga
La Trocha, Coin’s oddly shaped shopping centre near Marbella, became the “Parc fermé” for the 7th and final round of the Campeonato de España de Rallyes de Tierra (Rallycross)
There were two stages this weekend for rally fans to get over exited about, one from Cartama to Almogia and the other near Coin, starting somewhere and ending nowhere, and as always with this sport the course was littered with spectators generally standing on the opposite corner to the one they should. The first car around the bend imediatly remedied this issue, spraying the onlookers with chippings and the odd hefty rock as it thundered past and sent the masses speinting across the gravel track to the correct side of the road.
Of course, as in all motorsport, the fastest and most powerful get to go first, which is where the powerful Mitsubusis came in, thrilling the spectators with their noise and stone throwing abilities. Sadly after the big boys had past it was time for the lower class motors, which are a little disapointing after the Japanese Titans have warped through, so much so that one poor little Dacia crawled past, rasing a chuckle or two from the crowd.
Now full blown WRC this is not, and I have to say I didn’t see any budding Mäkinens or McRaes roaring around the Andalucian olive groves, but great fun to watch, a good excuse to be out in the countryside, and if you are a happless Chelsea supporter, a good place to hide.
The 7th and last round of the Campeonato de España de Rallyes de Tierra was won by Malaga driver Allex Villanueva (Mitsubishi), with his navigator Óscar Sánchez.