Getting reading for Rally Argentina
Rally Argentina will start off this weekend and will be the fourth round of the Junior World Rally Championship. This is the first time for Suzuki and their drivers Guy Wilks and PG Andersson in Argentina but they have arrived here in
good, relaxed mood.
Wilks and Andersson arrived on Sunday afternoon and on Monday with the coordinator of the team they had a meeting for the recce. They also checked their cars with the mechanics in order to set up the car for the event.
"As I've never been to Argentina before, I've been looking at a few films of the rally and it seems to be a very nice event: quite fast and not too rough," mentioned Andersson. "These are the conditions I like, although I would rather it stayed dry! I'm not worried about the altitude, as our car performed well in Mexico under similar conditions, but I don't think I need to take too many risks either. We had a good result in Sweden, and some of my rivals on the other rallies since have had some bad luck, so our position is strong. I think the biggest battle will be with my team-mate, Guy, and I'm looking forward to that."
"If the conditions are similar to those in Britain then it might be good for us, but I'm ready to take Argentina as it comes," said Wilks. "I'm going out there with the aim of scoring 10 points for a win and that's the main focus. Everything is still wide open in the championship, and after spending a while out of the cockpit I can't wait to get going again. We've got the experience and a good car: it's just a question of stringing it all together."
The Suzuki team arrived here in Argentina on Sunday also. All the team belongings came in a special container that included recce cars, rally cars and tools. The team started preparing the service park which is located indoor. They are now going through more than two pages of job list in order to prepare the cars for the event.