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Piotr Wiktorczyk and Grzegorz Dorman completed their
gravel debut in 2009 Rally America Championship series by finishing 100 Acre Wood
Rally. Their team PPD Motorsport was forced by weather to play risky tire game which
didn’t end so fortunate for some of the teams. Wiktorczyk was able to secure third
place in Super Production class, while taking eight place in overall classification.
Wiktorczyk started the rally well off the pace and was very disappointed with his stage
times at the first service break. Piotr quickly started to get back on his groove and stage times he
achieved on the last three stages of the day were much closer to the class leaders.

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PPD Motorsport began the second day of the rally ready to pursuit the class leaders, but were only
able to match their stage times while taking few class wins. That was till the stage fourteen where the
road conditions changed dramatically and went from dry gravel into seven inches of snow. While others
were struggling Wiktorczyk made up almost 55 seconds to class leaders and were only 26 seconds off
the second spot and 45 seconds to get the lead in the class. Team came out ready to fight for the win
on the last and very difficult stage, but rally organizers canceled the last stage due to one of the
opening car having problems getting thru the snow on the stage.

Piotr Wiktorczyk: “What a great rally! The roads were so enjoyable to drive. This rally really
showed what a great battle we will have this year. Four SP cars had stage wins and Dave Mirra really
showed that he will be a force to deal with this year. I was very surprised at the speed he showed early

Another podium finish for PPD Motorsport
on. I also knew that Matt Johnson will be hard to beat at this event, but didn’t except him to push this
hard. I’m really pumped and hope we can pull off west coast.”
Grzegorz Dorman: “While disappointed that the last stage got canceled, we are even more
motivated to fight for the championship now. Dave Mirra came out quickly to surprise a lot of people
and became a very strong competitor in Super Production. Conditions once again got little crazy in
Missouri , but this is rally and you have to be prepared for this. After two events our position overall and
in the class is promising, but still not where we want it to be. We realized that our competition is fast and
we will work even harder to be more competitive.”
Piotr Wiktorczyk and Grzegorz Dorman next event will be Olympus Rally based in Olympia, WA on
April 15 to 17th. PPD Motorsport will continue to fight for Super Production title there as well as more
points towards XGames spot.

PPD Motorsport would like to thank their new sponsors for this event, White Frog Entertainment
and Motul Lubricants for joining the team before their west coast events.

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