The future of Citroën in the WRC is not secure beyond 2016, but for now the goal is to get the best
possible outcome in the present season of the World Rally. Without the option
some of able to compete with Volkswagen for the title of constructors, the
French manufacturer will have to settle with fighting for the second position.
It will not be easy, Hyundai Motorsport is four points behind and will be played
everything on one card. The experience of Mads Ostberg and Kris Meeke will be an asset
important to play in this fight for the runners-up of brands.
Kris Meeke compete at home and need to be strong. The british pilot is picking an end of the season to more than acceptable with the podium joined in the Rally of Australia and two top-5 in France and Catalunya. Get a new podium can be assumed to deliver in the tray, the runners-up of builders to Citroën, something that can turn into a renewal of contract. In any case, the heat of the public will be an incentive extra for a Meeke has competed at Rally of Wales on three occasions, with the fourth combined with the Mini WRC in 2011 as the best result.
“This is more or less my rally house and there will be a lot of followers. I participated in my first test in these forests, so they are very familiar to me.” explains Kris Meeke. The driver of the Vehicle also adds: “The surface is muddy and slippery. It’s cold, it’s dark and it all adds up to create a special atmosphere. Despite this I don’t have much experience in this particular event as other drivers that have competed here in the past ten years. We know what we need to do, to finish second in the championship. you have to try to finish ahead of our rivals“.
Mads Ostberg has contested the Rally of Wales in eight
sometimes, being one of the more experienced pilots. With two podiums in
his locker in these sections, will look to repeat to help Citroën: “I
really like this rally. I’ve done good things here in the last few years. It is very
easy to get a good rhythm, but time plays an important role“.
The Norwegian also considered that: “We have a great opportunity of
to get a good result. The goal is to defend our second place in
the table of constructors. I’m going to push and it would be good to finish on the podium“.
Without the pressure of peers, Stéphane Lefebvre is competing
to learn. After a year in which he has taken several steps forward in his
preparation, re-board the Citroën DS3 WRC. It will be difficult that you can
score, but this should be the objective: “I Am familiar with some
stages of the Rally of Wales. I loved to compete here last year in a
difficult conditions”. To analysis mode, the frenchman asserts that: “I’m
to try to make a good career and use the experience gained
throughout the season. My goal is to be as close as possible to the times
the strongest rider“.