Getting ready for the next WRC rounds
This past week end the Ford World Rally Team did some more tests in Sardinia, under the supervision of the engineer Carl Goodman.
Roman Kresta tested BF Goodrich tyres for two days at Tergu in order to prepare for the Acropolis Rally,
then on the gravel roads of Gallura in the North part of Sardinia, Markus Gronholm and Mikko Hirvonen set up the Focus WRC 2006 for the coming Rally d'Italia Sardegna.
“We worked on the adjustment of suspensions, shock absorbers, differentials and we tested the tyres,” said Mikko Hirvonen at the end of the testing he did at La Prugnola and Monte Moro. “We found the basic set up of the car for Rally d'Italia Sardegna. We adapted the car to the Sardinian dirt roads, choosing roads as similar as possible to the ones we are going to find during the race. I did well here last year, I was third at the end of leg one.
The car is fine on gravel and I hope I'll do well this year too.”
Also Markus Gronholm is satisfied with the tests he carried out with the Focus at Aggius and Canu. “The car is fine,” said the Finnish driver “and in these days we made a few changes in the mapping of the engine and in the suspensions regulation. I hope I'll have at last a race without problems.”
H.G. Source Rally d'Italia Sardegna