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Rally Sardinia: JWRC: Citroen leg two notes

Junior WRC With the C2 Super 1600s drivers Service C : Conrad Rautenbach was unable to start his car this morning in parc fermé. The crew pushed the car out. The Ph sport team has analysed and solved the problem (valves damaged by the dust) ...

Junior WRC
With the C2 Super 1600s drivers

Service C : Conrad Rautenbach was unable to start his car this morning in parc fermé. The crew pushed the car out. The Ph sport team has analysed and solved the problem (valves damaged by the dust) within the allowed time (2h45 mn). The young Zimbabwean will be able to restart tomorrow morning.

SS7 : after Xavi Pons went off the road, all Juniors competitors were given a notional time

SS8 : second one-two of the C2. Kris Meeke is in front of Dani Sordo and becomes the new JWRC leader with Dani in third.

Service D : Kris Meeke : "Today's stages are very tricky and technical. I really have to be careful. We caught up Urmo Aava and I drove ten km in his dust hanging in the air in the brushwood sections. We're now leading but there are still 140 km to cover !"

Dani Sordo : "Everything is fine. In these long stages, the difficulty is to adapt to the rhythm of the terrain which is sometimes wide and sometimes narrow. There are some places where I could go flat out but I think it's better to hold it on a bit..."

SS9 : third one-two of the Citroëns, Dani was fastest in front of Kris only 0,2 s behind On the road section going to stage 10, Dani and Marc repaired a loose jubilee clip on the radiator pipe.

SS10 : fourth one-two of the C2. Dani gained one position and claimed second.

SS11 : Kris Meeke went off the road after he had been blinded by the dust of a competitor he was catching. Fastest time for Dani Sordo who becomes the new leader.

Service E (end of leg). Dani Sordo : "Marc and I did a good job on the jubilee clip earlier on. Today we really had to be careful it was so easy to have a puncture. I'm happy with the changes the team has done to improve the traction. The car is easy to drive".

Marc Marti : "Dani drives carefully and he tries hard not to make any mistakes".

Alexis Avril, technical manager of the customer programme of Citroën Sport : "The results of these two stages prove the C2 is performing really well. C2 Super 1600 has won eight stages out of ten. The classification changes according to one or the other's problems. On top of that, as the cars are starting minute by minute, the hanging dust is a real problem. What happened to Kris proves it and I hope we will manage to repair his car, because despite the five minute penalty, he still lies fourth overall."

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Series WRC
Drivers Kris Meeke , Marc Marti , Conrad Rautenbach , Urmo Aava
Teams Citroën World Rally Team