The verb ‘campeonar’ it is characteristic of Argentina and although the appointment of south america is very far away, there is no better way to describe the intentions of Volkswagen Motorsport at the Rally RACC Catalunya. However, the German firm has in its hand to seal in Salou the three titles at stake. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia added his fourth title of pilots and co-pilots if they finish third with a bonus point in the Power Stage or better, while Volkswagen will get his fourth title of builders if you add 20 points more than Hyundai Motorsport to the end of the Spanish appointment.
With these data in hand, and seeing the above results, , it seems difficult that Volkswagen is not uncorking the champagne Catalan, with a degree under the arm. At least that is the aim of Sébastien Ogier after the fiasco suffered in 2015 prefer to cling to the two wins he already has in this rally: “Our goal in Germany and Corsica was to get good results in the race for the title. We could not have had more success with two victories. We’ve taken a big step towards the title and now we don’t need so many points to secure the final victory“.
In relation to the Rally-RACC, the frenchman confesses: “The Rally Spain is the only test of the season with different surfaces and that’s why I like it so much. I had a lot of success there in 2013 and 2014. Last year I made a mistake on the final stage, the Power Stage, which cost us the victory. I promise it won’t happen again this year. However, I’m not in Spain to remember that error. I Want to take the chance I have of winning the World Championships 2016 and that is the best motivation to mí”.
Jari-Matti Latvala faces the Rally RACC with less
responsibilities, but with the same desire to clinch the victory. The
Finnish has five consecutive podiums in Catalunya and in the four
recent editions have finished in second position: “The Tour de Corse was
an end of a difficult week for me, so we studied why this was so and
we drew neutral conclusions. We are now looking forward to the Rally
in Spain, a test that I like a lot and in which I finished second in
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Analyzing the peculiarities of this rally, Jari-Matti
Latvala explained: “There is to pay special attention to the acknowledgements
in Spain and make sure that the rhythm of the notes is still more accurate
usual. They have only made a few changes in the route, but we must not
trust us. sections in Spain are quite shorter than in France and by
it is best suited to me. All in all, I am very motivated to do well in
the Rally of Spain. After my previous results here, this is a
event that I really want to win“.
Andreas Mikkelsen is in some way the ‘anti-hero’, all
time is the rider that does not add points to Volkswagen and is closer to
able to delay the title to Ogier: “The Rally RACC is unique and I am very
good memories, as I celebrated my first victory in the WRC. I have
a problem to cope with the change of serious to asphalt. Despite this I got
go well last year, but now I would like to be faster from the beginning
and sign a good role in Barcelona and in the stretches of land on the Friday. If
I am capable of this, I can repeat victory“.