Pärn takes DMACK championship as Solans wins in Spain


Estonian driver Sander Pärn rounded off a great year when the fifth place finish in Rally of Spain meant he scored enough points home to fend off championship rival Tom Cave in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy.

It was Spaniard Nil Solans who took his maiden victory at the Rally of Spain from the hard charging Cave, who was on the hunt for maximum points, ultimately it would be his undoing when he slid off the road on Sunday, losing time in the process.

“It’s an incredible feeling.” said Parn. “We came to this rally knowing we must finish so really it’s been quite difficult to judge the pace. I must give a big thanks to all my supporters from Estonia and my family.

“James and myself have had a really great season, pushing when we could and backing off when we needed to. This prize is a great way to move forward from here.”

As winner of the series Pärn wins a full season in the seven race 2015 FIA WRC 2 championship driving a Ford Fiesta R5.

Quentin Gilbert set the pace in the early part of the rally but slid off stage on Friday afternoon which resulted in suspension damage. Despite coming to a halt on that stage he managed to return later in the rally and stormed to 11 stage wins, which meant he would secure third in the championship.

Max Vatanen managed to secure the rookie award despite missing out on the final podium place to Szymon Kornicki.