Craig Breen (Peugeot 208 T16 R5) has been demoted from first place to second at the 56th Rallye International du Valais. Following a report from the technical delegate stating that Breen used 20 marked tyres during the rally (while the maximum allowed is 18), the Irishman incurred a 2min penalty. As a consequence, Alexey Lukyanuk (Ford Fiesta R5) is the winner of the last round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship.
Craig Breen and his co-driver Scott Martin (Peugeot 208 T16 R5) dominated the 56th running of the Rallye International du Valais, which they won by 39.4 second over Russian crew Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Aranauto's Ford Fiesta R5.
The morning was quite OK. Same as yesterday, no risks, we drove the four stages in a clean way, a little bit faster than normal. We were able to build some advantage then we just tried to maintain it for the rest of the loop. Unfortunately on the last stage we were a little held up by the car in front of us, so it was not the perfect stage, but other than that everything is OK.
N° 14 François Delecour/Sabrina De Castelli (Porsche GT3) retired, mechanical.
The race control communicates the results of the medical checks carried out on the crew of car n° 29: driver moved, co-driver bruised.
N° 28 Nico Leschorn/Joseline Beinke (Peugeot 207 S2000) retired between SS12 and SS13, technical issues.
N° 7 Jonathan Hirschi/Victor Bellotto (Peugeot 208 T16) retired in SS13, mechanical problem.
N° 5 Raul Jeets/Kristo Kraag (Ford Fiesta R5) went off the road. Crew okay.
N° 6 Antonin Tlust'ak/Ladislav Kucera (Skoda Fabia S2000) went off the road. Crew okay.
N° 22 Mike Coppens/Crispino Arimondi (Citroën DS3 R5) went off the road. Crew okay.
N° 62 Beat Wyssen/Janine Wyssen (Abarth 500 Rally R3T) went off the road. Crew okay.
N° 48 Jonathan Michellod/Michael Besse (Renault Twingo R1) went off the road. Crew okay.
N° 68 Willy Santschi/Martial Kaufmann (Citroën Saxo VTS) retired in SS13, mechanical problem.