Following Ypres Rally debut and retirement
Guy Wilks has said he will be able to take many positives away from his retirement on the Belgium Ypres Rally recently.
Wilks, who was giving Proton's Satria Neo Super 2000 its debut in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge,
retired on the opening day of the event following a crash. However, the British driver said the fact he was as high as 11th on the car's first proper event suggested the Proton has a huge amount of potential.
"I'm disappointed and the whole of the Proton team is that we weren't able to finish and get the mileage in the car we were looking for," said Wilks. "The Proton had been really well received by the IRC fans and they were brilliant helping us to get back on the road after our accident.
Wilks said he had already turned his attentions to the next round of the series, Rally Russia, which runs from July 9-11.
"I'm already thinking ahead to Rally Russia," said Wilks. "We always knew it was going to be difficult against the more experienced teams here. But we know what we have got to do and given time and testing and some data to compare our performance against the others we'll be right up there."