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Cyprus Rally: Campos/Silva final summary

Miguel Campos/Nuno R. Silva finish 10th at the Cypruss Rally Great run for the Peugeot 206 WRC driver Miguel Campos and Nuno Rodrigues da Silva took their 206 WRC of the Peugeot Total Silver Team SG to the 10th position overall for the Cyprus ...

Miguel Campos/Nuno R. Silva finish 10th at the Cypruss Rally
Great run for the Peugeot 206 WRC driver

Miguel Campos and Nuno Rodrigues da Silva took their 206 WRC of the Peugeot Total Silver Team SG to the 10th position overall for the Cyprus Rally, 5th round of the World Rally Championship, run this past weekend at Limassol. During the first leg, the portuguese duo were victims of a mechanical problem that put them in the last position. For the second run, Miguel Campos and Nuno Rodrigues da Silva started an incredible recovery to the Top Ten positions.

Similar to Saturday, Miguel Campos and Nuno Rodrigues da Silva with their 206 WRC were the first on track performing a good run with a consistent rythum. Campos felt some difficulty in identifying the sectors after only two passages, although the duo improved substancially after each run.

"I came to the Cyprus Rally to do a more technical run. We were not expecting the problem we had with the suspention on the first special stage, and the time lost on the first three stages were impossible to recover. So, finishing in 10th starting from the last is a great win for us. I believe it was worth all our work and faith", remarked the glowing driver at his arrival at Limassol.

With the air temperature at about 27 Cº, the temperature in the cockpit of the 206 WRC rose substancially throughout the day, and in order to prevent dehidration, the drivers had to take in liters of liquids to keep stable. : "These conditions, and the fact that we were the forst to go out on the road, made the race all the tougher. We were always very carefull to spare the car, and for that reason, we lost some precious seconds. Anyhow, the goal was accomplished, and we road the 206 WRC of the Peugeot Total Silver Team SG to the Top Ten, having on 12 accounts been amoung the 10 fastest times.", added Miguel Campos.

Marcus Gronholm with the Peugeot 307 WRC won the event, beating Sebastien Loeb with Citroen Xsara, by 54 seconds and Markko Martin with Ford Focus, by 1m09,1s. Harri Rovanpera, the other Peugeot Sport oficial driver also scored, driving his 307 WRC to 5th of the overall standings.

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Series WRC
Drivers Miguel Campos , Harri Rovanpera , Marcus Gronholm , Markko Martin
Teams Citroën World Rally Team