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Marcus Gronholm reunited with lost bumper

Rally legend reunited with restored car bumper A few months ago Simon Tingle from ST-Performance LTD acquired a Peugeot 206 WRC damaged front bumper from Marcus Gronholm's car from Wales rally GB in 2002 that he rolled. This was on the car in...

Rally legend reunited with restored car bumper

A few months ago Simon Tingle from ST-Performance LTD acquired a Peugeot 206 WRC damaged front bumper from Marcus Gronholm's car from Wales rally GB in 2002 that he rolled. This was on the car in the year that Marcus gronholm won the world rally championship and the last ever time the car was used in the silver and red colours. Simon has spent 3 weeks restoring it to its original state, on the last few days working all night, to get it done in time for the rally show at Chatsworth last weekend. The aim was to finish it in time for the show so Marcus Gronholm could sign it and see the photos from start to finish of the restoration. The bumper is built in a very light carbon fibre composite and was repaired by this same method. Moulds were taken from good parts of the bumper to reform and fit to destroyed parts. ST-Performance Ltd managed to get the exact measurements for the bumper by working closely with Peugeot and spending a lot of time making sure every detail was added to bring this bumper back to life and have it the same as it was in 2002, when it left the start line at the last round off the world rally championship (rally GB).

The day at Chatsworth went perfect and ST-Performance Ltd went to meet Marcus and show him the photos from start to finish of the project. He was impressed and couldn't believe it was the same bumper that was on his car, he said it looks good. Gronholm also remembered the car he rolled.

The bumper will be on display at ST-performance Ltd at Hallcroft Industrial Estate Retford Nottinghamshire and at various shows, photos can be shown of the project. the bumper will be used on an exact replica 206 4x4 WRC that will be built in the near future. This will also be built using only genuine parts and 400-500 BHP cosworth running gear.

Visit www.st-performance.co.uk for more details

-credit: simon tingle

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Series WRC
Drivers Marcus Gronholm