Tour de Corse : OMV Peugeot Norway - Leg 1
All in all, the OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team is quite satisfied with day one of the Rallye de France - Tour de Corse.
Ninth place makes hope to reach scoring ranks (top 8) already on Saturday despite grip problems for
the OMV duo Stohl/Minor. Stohl has great plans for Saturday in any case. He wants to prove that he also is among the best rally drivers on tarmac.
Competitive on tarmac as well
One thing is clear: the OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team has made a lot of progress on tarmac as compared to the Rally of Spain two weeks ago. All possible data has been compared by Bozian Racing during the last ten days. Now the Peugeot 307 WRC is ready to show the forte of the OMV duo on tarmac, as well.
Even though they had problems with the grip which is especially important for a fast time during the speedy special stages, the Austrians were among the top drivers on the more difficult and winding special stages. Stohl: I'm already feeling at home and I'm sure that we will pick up even more speed during the remainder of the rally. The Peugeot runs faultlessly.
All that's missing is the final polish to tap the full potential.
Attack on Saturday
The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team lies in ninth position after four of 12 special stages only 5,9 seconds behind scoring ranks. They also miss just 55 seconds on a place on the podium. Stohl: The special stages on Saturday will be to our advantage. I'll try my all to move up further and won't wait until someone or other has to retire. This means that there can only be one strategy for leg two: full attack. The OMV driver will enter the rally on Saturday as seventh driver. Four special stages with a length of 120,74 kilometres have been scheduled.
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