Stohl stays on course for points

Stohl stays on course for pointsFrom Peugeot Press [ 08/04/2006 ].
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The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team finished leg two of the “Rallye de France - Tour de Corse” in good seventh intermediate place. Thus the OMV duo Stohl/Minor did reach their professed goal for this day. Together with Bozian Racing they keep doggedly working on the set-up of the Peugeot 307 WRC which is mirrored by improving special stage times. OMV driver Manfred Stohl wants to keep his position right up to the finish, which would win him WRC-points.


The OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team was satisfied at the final service of leg two. Manfred Stohl obviously felt right at home on the difficult, winding special stages which was mirrored by the SS-times. Stohl: “It was really great fun today. During the last two days we managed to improve from being behind 1,2 seconds per kilometre to only 0,8 seconds – which proves that we are going in the right direction and encourages us to keep on working hard.“ 

Interesting 112 special stage kilometres

The OMV duo is convinced that the last day will be very interesting. Minor: “The stages have remained almost the same since I don’t know when – which obviously is of great advantage to drivers who have been competing for a long time or were born here.“ Even though this put Stohl to a disadvantage he nevertheless gave a good performance today. The OMV driver will enter the last leg tomorrow with a lead of 35 seconds over pursuer Sarrazin and try his best to finish the rally scoring WRC-points.