From IRC media [ 27/03/2009 ].
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The number of Super 2000 variants contesting the Sata Rally Azores in May looks set to grow after the René Georges Rally Sport squad confirmed it was planning to enter a Volkswagen Polo on the island event.
Designed by Volkswagen's distributor in South Africa, the car has been developed by René Georges' eponymous team in Belgium over the last couple of seasons and made its debut in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2007.
Jack de Keijzer, the team co-ordinator, revealed he was confident at least one car would compete in the Azores with a second entry being planned for the Ypres Rally in Belgium in June.
"We are talking to some drivers at the moment but we cannot say exactly who for at least one week," de Keijzer said. "The plan is to do between five and six rallies with one car in Azores and then a second car in Ypres."
René Georges' team has subjected the Polo to extensive development over the winter and has prioritised enhancing the engine and suspension.
"It is not easy because we are only a private team against many big factory teams but we believe in this car and we are confident we can be in the top five when we come back to the IRC," said de Keijzer.