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JWRC: Acropolis Rally: Citroen leg two summary

The target for the three drivers of the C2 Super 1600s is now to try to score a maximum points for the Championship. Tonight Conrad Rautenbach lies in sixth position. Dani Sordo, who set twice the fastest time (SS12 and 14) only stands four ...

The target for the three drivers of the C2 Super 1600s is now to try to score a maximum points for the Championship.

Tonight Conrad Rautenbach lies in sixth position. Dani Sordo, who set twice the fastest time (SS12 and 14) only stands four seconds from the eighth place. Kris Meeke also won two speed tests today (stage 8 and 11) and lie 13 seconds behind his Spanish team-mate.

The Kronos Racing C2 of Dani and Kris experienced a problem free day. The young Spaniard only requested a suspension change at the midday service. During that same service, Conrad Rautenbach's team Ph Sport, had to replace the rear right damper and the matching anti roll bar. They also mounted a new suspension arm tonight to be on the safe side for the final leg.

Kris Meeke : "It's good to have a day without any problem. The car's set-up was satisfying even I find the car is still understeering sometimes. I was quite surprised I was the quickest on stage 8 and I even called the team to confirm I didn't drive faster than the pace we decided to take. I had a puncture on the rear right wheel on stage 10 and we used one of the two spares we had on board. This is the reason why I drove through the last morning stage with worn tyres. But as it was very smooth, I set the fastest time again even if I drove cautiously. I will continue like this tomorrow. "

Dani Sordo : "I can't help to be disappointed with what happened yesterday when I look at the car's performance for its first outing in Greece. The modifications we did on the car at the midday service were positive, as shown with our two stage wins. I don't push really hard and I'm always very cautious to avoid the big stones which come on the roads after the WRCs passage."

Bernard Piallat, P. H. Sport's boss : "Conrad feels better and better behind the wheel of the C2. He is determined to be at the finish and he is driving an intelligent race. But this didn't prevent the suspension problem from happening and led our mechanics to check everything on the car tonight."

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Series WRC
Drivers Kris Meeke , Conrad Rautenbach
Teams Citroën World Rally Team