After canceling Rally Australia, all final Open RBR-LT WRC 2019 season action moved to an ERC event in Hungary. Very rainy and tricky Rally Hungary had over 60km of special stages for the last kick. 37 crews took part in a last season event and from 31 finishers, Mateusz Przyszlakoswski was the fastest one.
We all know that Polish drivers a really fast on asphalt and Mateusz showed that in a spectacular way. Pole won every single stage in this rally. After half of the rally he already had over 1 minute lead and in the finish after all 8th special stages Mateusz won by 1min and 57.42sec. "Good rally, small mistakes, but I am happy because I finished in one piece. Hard conditions, so my driving was safety. Thanks for Championship!",- spoke the rally winner after finish. Second place were taken by Libor Tomecek. Czech driver was keeping his Toyota Yaris WRC in this position from 4th stage. Just 14 seconds behind in 3rd place finished our champion Juan Marzoa.
No doubt that the most important classification before last championship event was WRC 2. It wasn't clear who will take which top 3 position at all. Leader Kirill Kolomiets had just 6 points more than Jyrki Niemela in 2nd place. But as ERC events gives just half points as and WRC ones, this meant that Jyrki must win and Kirill must finish behind top 5. Unfortunately for Jyrki, everything began the other way. Kirill won first tho stages while Jyrki lost over 2 minutes in those two. Later on both drivers drove pretty much similar and not much changed. Jyrki managed to win two stages at the end meanwhile Kirill chose not to push too hard and won Rally Hungary becoming a WRC 2 champion. After many adventures Jurki still managed to finish 2nd with 2min and 41sec gap from a newly cooked champion. Surprisingly we have Echedei Benitez at the finish line and even more in 3rd place. This was a 3rd podium finish for Spaniard this season. So in the end Ukrainian won WRC 2 championship by 9,5 points against Finn and was very happy, both of the drivers congratulated each other showing a good sportsmanship. Tomasz Rajewski took a WRC 2 bronze keeping his Ford Fiesta R5 in 3rd place.
After Maciej Zawisza become WRC 3 champion not much questions left in this classification. It looked like all three position in championship standing will be taken by Polish guys. Maciej the champ, Mariusz Domanus with secured silver and Mirek Woronecki who was 4th with 7,5 points behind Oscar Esteves who is no longer competing in WRC 3. The beginning was harsh for Mirek. At first the leader was Miguel Lopez with Honda Civic Type R, Spaniard won all first three special stages and was over 1 minute with being 6th overall. But he retired in SS4 and when Justina Rajewska started a battle with Mirek. Unfortunately Justyna crashed in SS7 and Mirek had no competition left, that let him win this event by a massive 7 minutes advantage and take a championship bronze. This is how Mirek commented on his win,- "All rally without front bumper, but finish. Thanks for great rally. I really like how You guys chose the stages and condition, very realistic with real rallies. Perfect job." Milan Reznicek from Czech Republic finished 2nd with his Citroen DS3 R1 and Spaniard Jacobo Ulibarrena drove his Opel ADAM R2 to 3rd place kicking out silver boy Mariusz Domanus from top 3.
This is unexpected end of the season, but that's how it is sometimes. We got many thanks and regards from top drivers in comments after last stage of the season. This is why we work and give our time for RBR and whole RBR-LT community. Thank You all for being together with us. New 2020 season plans are already in developing progress and many reviews of 2019 season points and standings are coming soon.