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Rallye Deutschland: Peugeot driver update

Given that he has not yet sufficiently recovered from the accident in which he sustained torn ligaments and a fractured right shoulder, Gilles Panizzi, after consultation with his surgeon, has decided not to take part in the forthcoming ...

Given that he has not yet sufficiently recovered from the accident in which he sustained torn ligaments and a fractured right shoulder, Gilles Panizzi, after consultation with his surgeon, has decided not to take part in the forthcoming Deutschland Rally (August 22nd-25th 2002). "It was tough decision to come to," he admits. "The reduction of the fracture passed off perfectly but the torn ligaments need much longer to heal. A period of 5 or 6 weeks is usual. It was therefore a bit tight for next week's Deutschland Rally, but I will be ready in time for the Sanremo Rally at the end of September."

Peugeot Sport is obviously disappointed not to be able to count on the services of its 'asphalt ace' in Germany but perfectly understands Gilles'wise decision.

The whole team wishes him a speedy recovery.

It is therefore Harri Rovanperä who will join Marcus Grönholm and Richard Burns to drive the third Evolution 3 206 WRC in the Deutschland Rally.

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