As it happens before each competition of the World rally, the drivers have the chance to do one last test of their cars in the shakedown. The opportunity is also taken advantage of by the official teams to raise a special guest in the right seat. The one who had a chance today was Facundo Chapur, who accompanied the Irish Craig Breen at their Citroën C3 WRC official.
“It was an experience that I really enjoyed,” Chapur told Automundo. “These crazy people go deep and demand the car everywhere. It is really impressive to see how they carry it ”, said.
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“I was surprised by the acceleration, but also how it brakes because they do it very inside the corner. They also go full throttle all the time and use the brake little ... "added the Cordovan, who this weekend will be competing on the third date of the 2018 tournament of the Super TC2000 en Mendoza.
Finnish Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota) was the fastest of this last test carried out in the section Villa Carlos Paz-Cabalango with a time of 2m31s5 / 10. The Nordic was escorted by the two Citroën drivers: Breen, with 2m31s8; and his compatriot Chris Meeke, with 2m31s9.
The Top 5 was completed Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai), 2m32s2; and estonian Ott Tanak (Toyota), 2m36s6. While the French Sébastien Ogier (Ford), current champion of the specialty and leader of the tournament, was seventh with 2m33s0.
The race organized by the Automobile Club Argentino It will officially start today at 19:05 with the super special that will take place in the center of Villa Carlos Paz.