IRC: Interwetten Rally Sardinia preview

Interwetten Racing Team finally gets to compete on gravel for the first time this season In Sardinia, Franz Wittmann/Klaus Wicha will face the fiercest competition so far this year Franz Wittmann and Klaus Wicha can hardly wait. For the first...

Interwetten Racing Team finally gets to compete on gravel for the first time this season

In Sardinia, Franz Wittmann/Klaus Wicha will face the fiercest competition so far this year

Franz Wittmann and Klaus Wicha can hardly wait. For the first time this season they will be able to show their forte on gravel. And it is a premiere to boot: the Interwetten Racing-duo has never yet completed a pure gravel rally in the Peugeot S2000. Following the very ambitious performances this IRC season which unfortunately weren't rewarded by points, Franz Wittmann now wants to do his all in Sardinia to finally score in the IRC overall ranking.

Wittmann: "I am really looking forward to this since gravel is my favourite surface. Despite all the euphoria one still mustn't forget that we didn't find the opportunity for a day of testing, once more. And in the fight for points we will face 16 very strong opponents who will also be competing in an S2000. But this challenge only spurs us on more."

Thus the tactics of the Lower Austrian, who due to regulation will take up the rally as second car with his starting number nine, are obvious.

"When there are an Ogier, Hanninen, Meeke, Andersson or Andreucci on the entry list one can't simply wait and see what will happen. We will very actively fight for our chance and try to put what we've learned so far into action to the best of our abilities", explains the Interwetten-Racing driver.

The ceremonial start of the "Rally d'Italia Sardegna 2010" will take place on June 4 at 20.00 in Cagliari. The restart of the rally will be even there on June 5 at 06.10. Scheduled are 12 special stages with a length of 218,70 kilometres. The overall length of the pure gravel rally measures 985,60 kilometres since the special stages are spread over almost the entire second-largest Mediterranean isle. The finishing line will be crossed on June 6 at 19.00 in Porto Cervo at the Costa Smeralda.

-source: interwetten-racing.com

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Series Other rally
Drivers Klaus Wicha