Conrad expects a good result
Fresh from his 6th overall in last weekends Junior World Rally championship round in Catalunya young Zimbabwean Conrad Rautenbach and his British navigator, David Senior, head to this weekends Corsican WRC Rally with a solid platform on which
to build their championship challenge.
Despite limited testing before the event the Geoff Jones Motorsport run Renault Clio S1600 ran faultlessly and as Conrad's confidence in the car, the conditions and his new navigator grew, so his times improved, and he was able to haul himself up from 11th at the end of day 1 to a fine 6th overall in the JWRC at the end of the RACC Rally Catalunya.
Conrad admits that the high speed roads of the Spanish rally do not really suit his driving style and is hopefully that the tighter lanes of this weekends rally, on the French island of Corsica, will be more to his liking.
“Both David and I are very pleased with how last weekend went, but we need to work a bit on how we make our pace notes. However I am confident that this weekend's rally will go well for us!”
Conrad has previously gone well in Corsica, and finished a fine 5th overall in the JWRC here last year, missing out on 4th to event long rival Urmo Aava by a mere 5 seconds!
After Corsica Conrad will return to the British Isles to prepare for his British Rally championship assault, which kicks off in the fearsome Kielder forests in mid May.
Conrad will change cars for this, as he is contesting the British Championship in a Production Class Subaru Impreza N12, which once again will be run by Geoff Jones Motorsport.