Stephane Sarrazin will start the final four stages of Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo with a new front differential in his Peugeot 207 Super 2000 after his mechanics from the PH Sport team fitted a replacement during a dramatic service halt in Monaco this evening.
23 minutes to complete the change, which was required after the French driver reported a handling problem during Friday’s first stage, when he slipped from fifth to sixth overall.
He said: “I had a problem turning at every corner with lots of understeer so we had to make this change. There was not much time but we had to do it.”
Sarrazin will be the fifth driver to start Friday’s remaining four stages. He is 14.5 seconds behind Skoda Fabia pilot Guy Wilks.