Deutschland Rally summary

Cedric Robert takes the 206 Super 1600 to victory in its category on the Deutschland Rally. Cédric Robert and his co-driver Gérald Bedon completed the 416km of stages of this weekend's punsihing Deutschland Rally (only 42 crews from the ...

Cedric Robert takes the 206 Super 1600 to victory in its category on the Deutschland Rally.

Cédric Robert and his co-driver Gérald Bedon completed the 416km of stages of this weekend's punsihing Deutschland Rally (only 42 crews from the 86 starters reached the finish) to collect an eloquent 11th place overall and victory in the A6 class, ahead of all the cars competing in the Super 1600 Championship.

"I am delighted on two accounts," beamed Cédric at the finish. "To begin with, it was extremely satisfying to reach the finish of an event which saw two-thirds of the Super 1600 entries retire. The stages were very demanding, but my 206 Super 1600 proved perfectly reliable, and I wasn't slowed by a single mechanical problem. The only difficulty we encountered was choosing the ideal tyres for the second leg when the stages started drying after the morning's rain. The other pleasing thing is that we finished ahead of all the other Super 1600s to win the A6 class, although we were not competing within the framework of the championship. Following our wins with the 206 Super 1600 in the French Championship, we were eager to see where we stood at world level. Throughout the rally, we complied with the Super 1600 championship regulations, working with just 4 mechanics and the same limited number of tyres. But my team was fanbtastic, which only adds to the pleasure..."

With 8 category-fastest times a possible 21, Cédric was also the best Super 1600 driver of the weekend in stage victory terms. Apart from a puncture on Leg 1 and a few scares in the stages, the Frenchman was in perfect control and today's result is a first class reward for the development work put in by Peugeot Sport during the winter break on the latest specification 206 Super 1600 which must now be considered the benchmark machine in its category.

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Series Other rally
Drivers Cédric Robert , Gérald Bedon