M-Sport is facing at the Tour de Corse with renewed illusion. Despite living in a very complicated Rally of Germany with a sixth place from Mads Ostberg as maximum loot, the team is willing to fight for to get a good result in the stages of Corsica. the presence of The frenchman Eric Camilli in addition, the team reinforces the bet of the formation of Cumbria, the entire time that Camilli will play their first rally in the bosom of the WRC to its audience with a World Rally Car. For his part, Elfyn Evans has the difficult task of maintaining and extending his lead in WRC2.
Mads Ostberg is not carried very well with the asphalt, but the pilot Norwegian has shown some regularity in the Rally of France, both in their editions in Alsace as in their recent visit to Corsica. In addition, Ostberg will become centenary at the Tour de Corse: “It’s incredible to think that this will be my test number 100 in the World. When I look back I am proud of everything I’ve accomplished. Corsica is always a challenge and I am sure that this year will be no different. We have not had test prior to the event, but we tried with the Ford Fiesta R5 in Rally Lower Saxony”.
Mads Ostberg is quite clear about its chances in the test: “Our goal is to improve our driving on asphalt and I think we succeeded. We have had a team of observers to evaluate our inputs and outputs in the curves and I hope that all of this can be seen in Corsica. The goal is to improve the result that we added in the Rally of Germany. The Tour de Corse is a historical proof, it is always nice to compete there, and although the tarmac is not my favourite surface, connect a good stage there is always very satisfying“.
Immersed in a small bad streak, Eric Camilli comes home. The French rider failed to score points in Finland and Germany, so the goal is to regain his best version in the Tour de Corse: “This is my home race in more than one sense and is an event in which I have a bit of experience. my father’s family is from Ajaccio, so that will undoubtedly be special for me to compete with a bunch of friends and family. Although this is not a rally easy, what we have done well in the past“.
Doing balance and looking to the next edition of the Tour de Corse, Eric Camilli explains: “In 2014 I competed here at the ERC and I ended up fourth overall. It will be a challenge to compete with a WRC car, but you never know the result that you can get in Corsica. The sections are very long with bends. Keep very good notes and stay focused from beginning to end. We feel well prepared and determined to get a good result on French soil. Our goal is to offer a constant performance in this rally and if I can show a good speed”.
Elfyn Evans arrives with a single objective at the Tour de Corse,
win. The pilot welsh knows that another result other than a victory will leave
almost without options to win the title of WRC2, any time your
participation in Corsica involves the dispute of his sixth rally of the season:
“Corsica brings me many special memories of last year because it was a
of my best performances in a rally. This test will be my last appearance in
WRC2, so our goal is to get the maximum points and if we have
a clean run is achievable. In terms of the championship we must meet and