Ignatov wins Russian Volkswagen Polo Cup opener in Moscow

Alexey Ignatov and Alina Kondratieff won the first of nine Volkswagen Polo Cup rounds in Russia.

At the fourth “Rally Masters Show” in Moscow, the duo in the 165 hp Volkswagen Polo, which conforms to the technical specifications of the rally class RC5, led the rankings early on and climbed onto the top step of the podium after six special stages covering 39 kilometres.

Vladim Lelyukh and Alexander Danilov finished second. The final podium place went to a duo from Germany: on his guest appearence, Helmar Hinneberg, experienced rally co-driver and member of the Volkswagen Motorsport Meteo crew in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), navigated the German Journalist Reiner Kuhn into third place.