F1 news
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitional
+MotoGp News 2009
+Photo Moto Gp
+MotoGp News
+Photo Album Rally
+Photo Gallery Wrc
+Calendar Competitonal
+Rally Drivers
+Rally Co-Drivers
+Rally Monte-Carlo
+Rally Sweden
+Rally Mexico
+Rally Catalunya
+Rally Corsica
+Rally Argentina
+Rally Sardinia
+Rally Acropolis
+Rally Deutschland
+Rally Nestle Finland
+Rally Japan
+Rally Cyprus
+Rally Turkey
+Rally Australia
+Rally Team
+WRC Rally
+Albums F1 Photo Gallery +Formula 1 Photo Gallery +F1 Sexy Pit Babes Pics
+Calendar Competitonal
+Michael Schumacher F1
+Michael Schumacher
+Goodbye Michael Schumacher
+Formula 1 Pilots
+F1 Team
+F1 Sakhir Circuit
+F1 Sepang Circuit
+F1 Melbourne Circuit
+F1 Imola Circuit
+F1 Nurburgring Circuit
+F1 Barcelona Circuit
+F1 Monaco Circuit
+F1 Silverstone Circuit
+F1 Montreal Circuit
+F1 Indianapolis Circuit
+F1 Magny-cours Circuit
+F1 Hockenheim Circuit
+F1 Hungaroring Circuit
+F1 Istanbul Circuit
+F1 Monza Circuit
+F1 Spa-Francorchamps
+F1 Shanghai Circuit
+F1 Suzuka Circuit
+F1 Interlagos Circuit
+F1 News Arhive
+Formula 1 | F1 2006
+F1 News List
+Katie Price Photo Gallery +Jodie Marsh Pictures
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Calendar Competitonal
+Galerie Foto
+Photo Gallery
+Calendar Competitonal +Red Bull Romaniacs 2006 +Rally Raid Sitemap
+Galerie Foto
+Calendar Competitonal
+Arhiva Stiri
Five C2 Super 1600s for Catalunya
Catalunya : Citroen / JWRC - Preview
The Rally Catalunya is the second round of this season's revised-format Junior World Rally Championship which kicked off with February's Swedish Rally.
The principal change to the series sees a switch to a nine-event calendar comprising
Sweden and Catalunya, plus Corsica, Argentina, Sardinia, Germany, Finland, Turkey and Great Britain. For budget reasons, drivers will only contest six events and entrants officially nominated their individual programmes before the start of the year.

"This formula seems to have had a beneficial effect on the entry," believes Citroën Sport's Customer Competition Manager Yves Matton. "On the other hand, it means the main title contenders will perhaps only clash directly three times in the course of the season. Certain drivers haven't selected a single asphalt rally. That might be good for us, but we clearly prefer face-to-face competition."

Five C2 Super 1600s have been entered for the RACCRally Catalunya-Costa Daurada, although their ranks do not include the reigning Junior Champ Dani Sordo. "Dani was initially supposed to have defended his crown," says Yves Matton. "However, given his good results so far with the Xsara WRC, his backers and partners wanted to see him drive a World Rally Car in Catalunya and Corsica. Citroën Sport readily agreed to this and the necessary authorisation was obtained from the FIA. As a consequence, we contacted Brice Tirabassi."

The five C2 Super 1600s will be run by three different teams. PH Sport (winner of the JWRC title in 2001 and 2002 with Sebastien Loeb and Dani Solŕ) will run Kris Meeke/Glenn Patterson (3rd in the 2005 series), Brice Tirabassi/Jacques-Julien Renucci (2003 JWRC champions) and Julien Pressac/Gilles de Turckheim (winners of the 2005 French C2 Rally Challenge).

Czechs Martin Prokop/Jan Tománek (9th in the 2005 Junior championship) will drive a car prepared by their own outfit, Jipocar Racing, which is based in Jihlava, between Prague and Brno. Jipocar purchased the Kronos Racing cars used last year by Kris Meeke and Dani Sordo. Finally, Germans Aaron Burkart/Jörg Bastuck have placed their confidence in Hanover-based PRT (Prinz Rallye Technik).

"After Kronos Racing last year, the cars that Citroën Sport will follow the most closely this year are those run by PH Sport," adds Yves Matton. "Kronos is focusing on its WRC programme and PH Sport has significant experience of the JWRC." Technically, "the C2 Super 1600s are in what we call the '2006 spec' which was validated during last year's Junior campaign," says Customer Competition Technical Manager Alexis Avril. "That doesn't mean they won't evolve. We will react if we need to. Our winter testing programme with Kris Meeke was aimed essentially at adapting to the new tyres and we are naturally delighted to see our longstanding partner back as the JWRC's control tyre supplier."

"With Kris and Brice, who are both very experienced, and a trio of youngsters aged between 24 and 26, our aim is to do better than last year when we came 1st and 3rd," concludes Yves Matton. "So we're looking for a top-two finish this time round."
Press release Citroen

     71 crews registered for the race
     Stohl hoping to stay in the top three after Catalunya
     Stepan Vojtech looking forward to tarmac
     Barry Clark starts JWRC campaign
     BFGoodrich's preparation for Spain
     Preparing for a different challenge in Catalunya
     First outing for the g-Force Profiler on 'clear' asphalt
     Carlos Sainz gives his opinion…
     An important step for Dani Sordo
     Local hero Araújo takes home win

     Last News at infoRally

     Raliul Deltei castigat de Francois Delcour
     Bottas drove a solid race and Maldonado crashed on Monaco GP
     No points for Sauber on Monaco GP
     Best Sahara Force India result ever on Monaco GP
     Red Bull placed two cars on the podium in Monaco
..::Rally Cars For Sale::..
Anunturi Masini de Vanzare
Adauga Anunt
infoRally RSS
Add to My AOL
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google
Custom Search
..:: Game Suggestion ::..

Drive the super fast race cars and see if you could have been or perhaps still can become the world's best racer.
Get It!
..::Rally Newsletter::..
.::info Rally Suggestions::.
.::Car Reviews::.
..::info Rally TOP::..