Corsica ready for a new round

This week, the World Rally Championship returns to the roads of the Isle of Beauty for the Tour de Corsica.

Published on 30/09/2015 à 10:07

Pierre Tassel

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Corsica ready for a new round

Nine special stages (three per stage) designed for a course in line with the current standards of the WRC, and its ES loops around a nerve center, mythical passages with extended timed sector distances? the Tour de Corsica 2015 vintage will undoubtedly mark the season.

The Drivers title already awarded to Sébastien Ogier, the fight should be fierce between the Frenchman and his rivals, the first of whom is Jari-Matti Latvala, the latest winner in France (on the Alsatian roads). WRC regulars should also be wary of luxury “freelancers” such as Stephane Sarrazin, title holder in Corsica (counting for theERC in 2014), or even Bryan Bouffier, second in 2014, and winner in 2013, who will start in Ford Fiestas.

“The Tour de Corse is an event in itself,
confides Nicolas Deschaux, president of the FFSA. All the teams and all the drivers will be keen to demonstrate that winning in Corsica means something. » 138 crews will be at the start.

The event will begin with the traditional shakedown, organized tomorrow Thursday from 8 a.m., before the start of the first special, Plage du Liamone? Sarrola-Carcopino, Friday from 9:23 a.m. The entire test can be followed live commentary on AUTOhebdo.fr.

Find our complete presentation of the Tour de Corse, with details of the route and notes from Yves Loubet, as well as our interview with Bernard Darniche, in issue 2031 of AUTOhebdo, available now in digital version and on newsstands.

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