Lying in tenth place the Interwetten Racing Team has to retire at the "34th Rally Islas Canarias" Accident on the eleventh special stage ends the dream of scoring points for Franz Wittmann/Klaus Wicha "Labour Day" unfortunately only lasted for...
Lying in tenth place the Interwetten Racing Team has to retire at the "34th Rally Islas Canarias"
Accident on the eleventh special stage ends the dream of scoring points for Franz Wittmann/Klaus Wicha
"Labour Day" unfortunately only lasted for about 30 kilometres for Franz Wittmann and Klaus Wicha (Peugeot 207 S2000). Two kilometres prior to the end of the eleventh special stage things quickly turned bad. During a left turn the right rear tyre broke off. This spelled a premature end to the second season's assignment for the Interwetten Racing-duo.
Wittmann: "Perhaps we were a bit too fast since we obviously underestimated this turn to some extent. We hit a rock with our right rear tyre. The suspension couldn't withstand it and the tyre broke off. It is a real pity since each and every racing kilometre here would have helped us enormously."
It would even have been possible to score points. After the Lower Austrian had regained the top-10 position on the first stage of the second day he had only been a bit over ten seconds behind ninth-placed Spaniard Ruben Garcia (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X). Additionally, local hero Sergio Vallejo (Ford Fiesta S2000), lying in eighth place, had a lot of problems.
"Any speculation is obviously obsolete now. I only hope that luck will be on our side in the future, as well. Now it's one month until the Rally Sardinia. We'll have to use this time and prepare ourselves perfectly. There are already several ideas in my mind on how to improve ourselves. Now I'll try to realise them", says the confident Interwetten Racing-driver.
-source: interwetton racing