Stéphane Lefebvre returns to the WRC in the Rally of Wales


Stéphane Lefebvre is back. Despite the strong crash during the Rally of Germany when it hit about 160 km/h with one of the ‘hinkelsteins’ that line the roads of the test, the French rider is ready to compete again. Recovered from the fracture in one of his ribs and the small perforation in the lung, Stéphane Lefebvre will play the Rally of Condroz with the aim of acquiring competitive pace of face the Rally of Wales, the test in the who will return to the WRC at the wheel of one of the Citroën DS3 WRC PH Sport.

In both appointments will be accompanied by the co-pilot French Gilles De Turckheim, whenever his usual sailor, Gabin Moreau, continuing in the recovery of your injuries. However, the part of injuries to Moreau was a much more serious after suffering a clavicle fracture, damage in one of his vertebrae and multiple fractures in his foot and tibia right, as well as in his left hand. With a rehabilitation much longer, Lefebvre has decided to trust in Turckheim, co-pilot French he has competed in 2016 in his home country, along with François-Xavier Blanc in a Peugeot 208 R2.

Gilles De Turckheim has a minimum previous experience of a World Rally Car, although their level is beyond all doubt after working in a timely manner with riders such as Romain Dumas and Sébastien Ogier. With all and to improve the rapport between the two, Lefebvre and De Turckheim have already taken part of the examinations of the Rally RACC Catalunya and will contest the Rally of Condroz to fine-tune your relationship and your notes. However, Stéphane Lefebvre has also the task to adapt to the Citroën DS3 WRC, as he never competed with a car of total traction in the ever-complex Rally of Wales.