Rossetti aiming for Valais start

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Peugeot Italy driver Luca Rossetti, who has won rallies in Ypres and Sanremo this year, is hoping to add the forthcoming Rallye du Valais in Switzerland to his programme. But the Italian driver thinks that the Swiss event will provide a formidable challenge to his 100% success rate.

With two victories from just two IRC participations, Luca Rossetti has certainly made his mark on the series this year. Rossetti is hoping that some budget can be found for him to do the Rallye du Valais – but he is not quite counting on making it three wins out of three just yet.

"My hope is to do the Rallye du Valais, but of course it doesn't just depend on me," said the Sanremo Rally winner. "If I do, I think it will be very tough for me to maintain my winning streak. Sanremo is my territory, and I knew I had a chance to do well before the rally started. But Valais is a completely different type of rally, so I have no idea what to expect. I imagine there will be some very competitive people who know the type of road quite well."

Nonetheless, by winning two very different asphalt rallies in Belgium and Italy, Rossetti has proved his versatility and marked himself out as a rising star of the IRC. His plans for next year remain undecided at the moment, but he is hoping to take in as much of the 2008 IRC as is possible.

"I drive for Peugeot Italy, and their priority is obviously the Italian market," explained Rossetti. "But I'm going to push hard for us to do as many IRC rounds as possible. I think it brings us a lot of recognition."