FERM Power Tools World Rally Team press release
Strong Event For Kuipers Brings More Points
Dennis Kuipers was a on a mission during the last two days of Rally de España. On the final day the FERM Power Tools World Rally Team duo started their hunt for points in eleventh position and finished the rally ninth overall. Today was about one thing: attack,” said Kuipers.
On Sunday morning Kuipers and co-driver Frederic Miclotte had six stages left to reduce the 25 second lead of fellow Ford Fiesta RS WRC driver, Britain’s Matthew Wilson. This charge resulted in a spectacular finale. In the early morning the FERM team lessened the gap by 14 seconds.
The last three stages made the difference. On the penultimate stage the FERM team finally conquered their desired position. “The plan was to already push on Saturday to get tenth position but it was not enough. So we had to charge again today,” said Kuipers. “We were pushing today, we had only one thing our minds; attack. I am glad it was successful,” said Kuipers.
It is already the sixth time that Dennis and Fred finish in the points and the eighth time that the FERM Power Tools World Rally team scores manufacturer points. It is a nice reward for the difficult event based in the coastal resort of Salou. “We had a difficult opening day but to turn this around and conclude the rally in ninth position is just excellent,” concludes Miclotte.