The first contact with the World Championship 206 WRC was very positive January 15, 2003 - Miguel Campos had the opportunity to test the Peugeot Sport 2003 version of the 206 WRC for the first time today at Lyon and the first impressions where...
The first contact with the World Championship 206 WRC was very positive
January 15, 2003 - Miguel Campos had the opportunity to test the Peugeot Sport 2003 version of the 206 WRC for the first time today at Lyon and the first impressions where very positive. Even though everyone expected ice and snow conditions in that particular French region, the Portuguese drivr only managed to test in ice and humid conditions, wishing for a weather condition change tomorrow so that he could test in snow conditions.
The 80 kilometres driven "where very positive. I am happy with the programme that is being developed. It was a shame that we didn't have the opportunity to test with snow, nevertheless the rest of the work gave us a good idea of what we can do. This 206 WRC is slightly more evolved than the one I was used to, but it was easy for me to make the necessary personal setups. The adaptation to the Bozian Racing Team and to the car went in the best possible way" explained Miguel Campos.
The preparation for the first presence of the Pilot in a World Rally Championship event is crucial: "I want to take the maximum advantage from these tests and adapt myself in the best possible manner to the car and the weather conditions. We are giving our best and I am confident that we will have a good performance at the Monte Carlo Rally" explained the European Runner-Up.
For the Sport Director of Peugeot Portugal, the day was very productive: "We found good commitments, Miguel managed to adapt himself and we are confident. It was a shame that we didn't test in snow conditions, but we will keep on testing tomorrow and maybe the opportunity will still come. We have to explore all sorts of scenarios so that we are not surprised during the event, considering that The Monte Carlo Rally is known for its constant weather shifts" stated Carlos Barros.
Even though he was given the number 62, Miguel Campos will be the 14th driver to start on the Monte Carlo Rally first stage which will take place between the 23rd and 25th of January.