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Rally Argentina: OMV Kronos final summary

OMV Kronos Citroen WRT scores one WRC-point The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team has finished the "Rally Argentina" in eighth place. For Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor this was the best they can currently accomplish. Therefore the 34-year-old...

OMV Kronos Citroen WRT scores one WRC-point

The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team has finished the "Rally Argentina" in eighth place. For Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor this was the best they can currently accomplish. Therefore the 34-year-old OMV driver is not discontent and hopes to be more competitive once again at the next WRC- runs. Sebastien Loeb (Fra/Citroen C4 WRC) took the victory in Argentina and celebrated his 32nd WRC-triumph. In his wake were Ford works drivers Marcus Gronholm and Mikko Hirvonen (both Fin).

The limit has been reached

Manfred Stohl has reached eighth overall place at the WRC-run in Argentina following a trouble-free rally. But the OMV driver has to acknowledge the fact that a much better result with the Citroen Xsara WRC is currently impossible. Stohl: "We definitely performed a good rally. But unfortunately we have reached the limit as far as the material is concerned. It doesn't make sense to cry over spilt milk. We must look ahead. And we are still highly motivated."

Great performance

OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Teamchef Marc van Dalen also sees some positive sides to the sixth run to the FIA World Rally Championship: "The team and the drivers did a really great job. They have worked professionally and made no mistakes. We are somewhat behind since the Citroen Xsara WRC can't fully compete performance-wise. We will obviously do our all to change this."

-credit: omv kronos

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Series WRC
Drivers Marcus Gronholm , Sébastien Loeb , Manfred Stohl , Mikko Hirvonen , Ilka Minor
Teams Citroën World Rally Team