Cyprus : Red Bull Skoda Team - Preview
Red Bull Skoda has been busy preparing for the 12th round of the WRC championship which takes place in Cyprus on September 21st to 24th. Raimund Baumschlager and Armin Schwarz are confident ahead of the challenge.
“If we don't run
into serious trouble, it may well be possible to repeat our gratifying result from Germany," said Schwarz. "Still Cyprus remains a mere lottery. The road conditions are very, very bad, we addressed these conditions while testing in Austria."
"We hope that Harri has enough confidence now which is necessary to choose the right pace for getting a points finish. If Andreas runs at the same pace as the year before in a Group N car, then for him a positive outcome is possible as well.”
“It'll be very difficult in Cyprus. I hope that we'll have no technical issues and not too many tyre failures because of the rough roads.
The handling of the Fabia has improved substantially compared to my last gravel rally in Greece, the team has worked hard for that," says an optimistic Harri Rovanpera, who thinks a good result is possible.
Andreas Aigner will put the knowledge he gained in Cyprus last year to good use.
“I'll try not to attack immediately," he explained. "It's important to choose a constant pace on the island for the entire rally. With this formula it should be possible to pull through somehow in spite of the ferocious roads. I know most of the route, just two or three stages will be new to me.”
Source Red Bull Skoda Team