Series newcomers ruled the opening around in Sweden a month. Kristensson delivered a quantified victory over the snow and ice and carries an eight-point lead to the fiendishly catchy asphalt mountain roads of Corsica linea – Tour de Corse.
Fellow new boys Roland Poom, in Estonia, and Spain’s Jan Solans filled the rest places on the Sweden podium, however Corsica’s twisty and abrasive roads present a completely distinct challenge for its trio along with their 10 Ford Fiesta r 2 rivals.
His thoughts are focused on the show ’ merely asphalt fixture since his dwelling success.
“Corsica was at the centre of my attention and preparations since winning Rally Sweden. I’ve followed this rally for some time and think it’s a excellent event. Our purpose would be the same as usual: get experience, finish every point and also have fun as you go along,” he said.
Poom must quickly adjust to the vagaries of an event known as the Rally of 10,000 Corners due to the constant turns and twists, as he can’t even fit Kristensson’s asphalt encounter.
“Corsica will soon be a significant struggle for me personally as it’ll be my first time there and also my first Tarmac rally. We had a good test before the big event, despite my tiny Tarmac experience and I feel quite positive on the surface,” he explained.
Solans is many people’s no tip for front. “Tour de Corse is the most desirable rally as this kind of road is very like that which I’ve encounter. I think that it ’s our opportunity to demonstrate that our pace,” he said.
This past year’s tournament runner-up Dennis R&A Ring;dström along with Julius Tannert both bring the experience of two previous starts to the island, even whereas Tom Williams and Ken Torn also have previous knowledge of the event.
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