2022 Baja Lorca: Mónica Plaza will fight for the podium in the Rally Baja Lorca 2022 with Avatel.

2022 Baja Lorca: Mónica Plaza will fight for the podium in the Rally Baja Lorca 2022 with Avatel.

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The driver, one of the only two women at the wheel in this event, comes from achieving the second position in T2 in the Baja TT Dehesa Extremadura rally, first event of the CERTT.
Avatel Racing Team driver Monica Plaza is ready to fight for the podium in the Baja Lorca Ciudad del Sol 2022, after achieving the second position in her category (T2) just three weeks ago in the Baja TT Dehesa Extremadura, first event of the Avatel All Terrain Rally Championship (CERTT).
Mónica Plaza and her co-driver David Nadal land in Murcia looking forward to repeat the good feelings of the first race and aware that the test will be a tough challenge to overcome. For his part, Willy Villanueva wants to make up for a mechanical incident that left him without options in Extremadura, so he goes to Lorca with his sights set on scoring points and achieving the best position in the T1N category. Pablo Cantó, who could not be at the start of the CERTT Avatel, will compete in this category.
The driver, who is making her debut in her second season at the controls of a car, is one of the only two female drivers in this Baja Lorca. Plaza said she is "looking forward to meet the fans again and show what we can do. We are facing a long and physically demanding race, with more than 400 kilometers of competition. It will be hot, and if the route is a bit like last year's, there will be very broken areas, a very diverse terrain and, in general, a fairly fast race. The roads are wider than in Extremadura, something that I think will favor us. There is a lot of competition, but we have prepared ourselves, we are very focused and we hope to do our best".
For his part, Nadal pointed out that "our race strategy will be to push the car, be constant and try to conserve the mechanics as much as possible, especially on Saturday, with more than 270 kilometers".
As for Willy Villanueva, who comes along with his co-driver Borja Aguado, has also been excited about the Baja Lorca, a race "in which we usually enjoy a lot, because we like the fast tracks. Of course, it requires a high level of concentration and a great understanding inside the cockpit, because if something goes wrong, you pay for it with minutes of time".
Avatel, Spain's fifth largest telecommunications operator and leader in rural areas, is committed to promoting female talent in the world of motor racing with Mónica Plaza. The young woman, whose passion for rallying runs in her family, achieved third place in the CERTT in her debut as a driver in 2021 under the purple brand. With an extensive career as a co-driver, she is the daughter of the legendary Manolo Plaza, with whom she has formed a tandem in the last two Dakars.
For his part, Villanueva was champion of the T1N in 2021 with Avatel, and brings race experience to the team, as he has been competing for decades. In addition to racing, the company is also the main sponsor of the All-Terrain Rally Championship.

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