Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor back in action
The OMV Peugeot Norway WRT duo Manfred Stohl/Ilka Minor was comparatively lucky during yesterday's tests on tarmac for the “Rally RACC Catalunya Costa-Durada” in the vicinity of Barcelona. Both remained unhurt except for several
contusions. Thus the two took up training for the Rally of Spain on Tuesday morning, while Bozian Racing is working around the clock to get a replacement car up and running for the rally.
Following yesterday's accident on the tarmac-test course in the vicinity of Barcelona, where the Peugeot 307 WRC had crashed into a rock face during a left turn, OMV-duo Manfred Stohl and Co-driver Ilka Minor had spent all afternoon and evening in the hospital. But after exhaustive examinations the doctors gave the all-clear. X-rays showed that no bones had been broken.
Except for several contusions the 33-year-old Viennese and his co-driver are back in comparatively good shape. Stohl: “We do hurt all over – but we definitely want to compete in the rally.
" Therefore the OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team was able to take up training for the Rally of Spain on Tuesday morning – even if in some pain.
Bozian Racing working round the clock
The Peugeot 307 WRC had been heavily damaged during the crash against the rock face – which means that the mechanics of tuning-wizards Bozian Racing in Lyon are currently doing overtime. The goal is to set up a replacement car for the OMV Peugeot Norway WRT and get it running in time for the Rally of Spain. But Team Manager Jacky Bozian is of good cheer: “Yes, the car did take quite some damage but we are confident to get the Peugeot up and running in time for the rally."
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