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Oxfordshire: Peugeot team season finale preview

Final attack for Peugeot S1600 Works team. Pirelli British Rally Championship, Round 8, The Michelin South of England Tempest Stages. The Tempest Stages will be works driver Justin Dale's last round of the British Rally Championship in a...

Final attack for Peugeot S1600 Works team.
Pirelli British Rally Championship, Round 8, The Michelin South of England Tempest Stages.

The Tempest Stages will be works driver Justin Dale's last round of the British Rally Championship in a Official S1600 Peugeot, since he heads off to WRC in `03. The Tempest Rally (Oct 26/27) is not a counting round of the 2002 Pirelli British Rally Drivers Championship, but that won't be putting Dale off as he sees the round as an opportunity for a `final attack' to show spectators just how much fun it can be! Dale (Chilbolton) who will be on home soil commented; "The Tempest rally means a lot to me since it is the most local to my home town and I will have a lot of fans and family showing support."

The Tempest is however a counting round of the Manufacturers' Championship, although this is academic as Peugeot have already secured the title and so enter the last round in an unbeatable position.

Rory Galligan commented; "It has been a challenging year for me and it will be nice to do this rally knowing the pressure is off. It is good for the team to enter the final round knowing we have won both the Super 1600 and the Manufactures Championship.

The Tempest Rally kicks off on Saturday (26th) lunchtime with a civic start in the centre of Aldershot, followed by six speed tests in and around the region taking in army territory around the Aldershot barracks. Crews restart on Sunday morning for a further 10 stages.

The South of England Rally, which takes the form of a promotional event, is the final round for The 206 Super 1600 little brother's series, The 206 Super Cup, where the overall winner is yet to be decided.

-www.peugeot.co.uk/motorsport

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