Moya & Farrell talk about Rally Argentina
After struggling on the asphalt rounds of Spain and Corsica, the Subaru World Rally Team will be pleased to see the gravel roads of Argentina, an event that has given good results to the Impreza in the past few years.
Luis Moya and Steve Farrell talk about their team's expectations for the sixth round of the World Championship.Luis Moya, Sporting Director
“First and foremost we are looking forward to getting back to gravel after two asphalt events. We believe we'll be competitive against Sébastien and Marcus. We demonstrated in Mexico that we're right on the pace and are more than capable of fighting for the lead.
“Leg one will probably be one of the toughest starts to any rally this year, but we're going to Argentina looking for the win for Petter and a high finish for Chris. The next three events will be key to the 2006 championship and we'll go to each of them with every intention of winning.”
Steve Farrell, Director of Engineering
“Argentina is a real challenge for both drivers and teams. The unpredictable late autumn weather means a driver has to be able to adapt his driving style very quickly, but have a set-up that can compensate for the changes in conditions.
Even in stable weather there's a large contrast between stages, so in changeable weather the differences can be vast.
“Our experience in Argentina has told us that the stages become rutted very quickly so we'll run a set-up that takes this into account. The car will be higher from the road with a much stiffer suspension than on regular gravel events. This should help us optimise performance in the afternoon repeats of the stages. We ran this set-up extensively in the Sardinia test before Corsica and were pretty pleased with the results.
“We're back onto gravel now, which has historically been our better surface. In the last three rallies we've demonstrated very good reliability and we'll continue to focus on this in Argentina. Our objective now has got to be to score results at every rally.”
Press release Subaru World Rally Team