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Monte Carlo: Junior WRC Argentinan Ligato comments

The Argentinian driver Marcos Ligato started his third season in the World Rally Championship. In 2001 and 2002 Ligato ran in the Group N WRC, finishing fourth in 2001 with one victory asbest result. In this 2003 he will share the activity in the...

The Argentinian driver Marcos Ligato started his third season in the World Rally Championship. In 2001 and 2002 Ligato ran in the Group N WRC, finishing fourth in 2001 with one victory asbest result. In this 2003 he will share the activity in the Group N and the World Junior Championship.

Ligato took a great result from the Rally of Monte Carlo with an excellent third position after three days of hard work.

In the last leg Marcos tried to cut difference with the leaders, but some problems in his car complicated the job of the Argentnian. However he was very happy after the competition.

Ligato arrived to this his first race in the World Junior Championship after only one test day in his Fiat Punto and 120km. of experience. When the race finished Ligato was the best Fiat Punto behind the Renault Clio of the 2002 French Super 1600 Champion, Brice Tirabassi, with the Oreca Team and the finn Kosti Katajamaki with a Volkswagen Polo.

This result gave Ligato six very important points for this World Championship of seven races. The next competition will be the Rally of Turkey on February 28th.

After the race the Argentinian said: ¨We leave vey satisfied from Monte Carlo. We could be more happier but the things got like this and we took it without problem. We came here to test the Fiat Punto and try to finish the race in the points.

The most important thing we made, last year in the Group N World Championship we had a lot of fantasticpartials results but also we had a lot of bad luck and we only finished the season with a fifth place as best result.

This is a great season start for us. A podium in a rally so difficult, where almost half of the cars couldn`t finish, is an excellent result. They are six very important points to fight for the championship. The people of the Top Run and N. Technology worked very well. If it wasn`t for a problem in the second leg we may finish in second place. The important is that we leave knowing that the Fiat Punto is very competitive and we can win to the important drivers. The World Junior Championship is a great category, where the Renault Clio, the Volkswagen Polo, the Suzuki Ignis and the Fiat Punto can fight for the victory of any competition. The next race (the Rally of Turkey) is in gravel and is unknow for every one. I`ll have the time for test the car and the ground is good for me. We have four weeks to improve the Fiat and I`ll try to take the 10 points from Turkey¨.

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Series WRC
Drivers Brice Tirabassi , Kosti Katajamaki