Arnaud Dunand and Yohan Rossel separate

At the end of the Portugal rally, Arnaud Dunand decided to take a step back. He will no longer be Yohan Rossel's navigator. The latter called on Benjamin Boulloud with whom he has already raced.

Published on 18/05/2024 à 08:50

Loïc ROCCI

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Arnaud Dunand and Yohan Rossel separate

We will have to get used to no longer seeing Arnaud Dunand associated with Yohan Rossel (Photo: Damien Saulnier/DPPI)

In the wake of a chaotic Portuguese round, Arnaud Dunand chose to interrupt his collaboration with Yohan Rossel. “ After almost 2 years with Yohan Rossel, full of ups and downs, but above all extraordinary experiences, I made the decision, for reasons of my own, to stop this adventure., wrote the 31-year-old co-pilot. Thanks to him for all the work we have accomplished and these victories which will remain engraved. I wish him every success in the future. A big thank you also to the entire Citroën Racing team for their professionalism. We experienced some great moments together. »

« After almost two years spent together, Arnaud Dunand decided to take a step back and our collaboration therefore ends, commented the Gard pilot. I would like to thank him very sincerely for the great work he did alongside me. I will never forget our victories and I am proud to have shared a part of the journey with him. I respect his decision 100% and wish him the best for the future. »

The two men began their global collaboration during the Rally of Catalonia 2022. Together, they won in Monte-Carlo 2023 and 2024 as well as in Croatia 2023.

Benjamin Boulloud, new co-pilot of Yohan Rossel

Having taken note of Arnaud Dunand's desire, Yohan Rossel announced that he would now campaign with Benjamin Boulloud. It won't be the first time they share the same cabin. The tandem has in fact already competed in Monte-Carlo 2022. Furthermore, Benjamin was the opener for Rossel, notably during the 2023 and 2024 Monaco event. He is preparing for a busy end of the season with the rounds in WRC2 and those in France and ERC with Yoann Bonato. Before meeting in Sardinia (May 30 – June 2) for their debut in WRC, they will be at the start of the Terre d'Aleria rally (May 24-25) as car 0.

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Loïc ROCCI

Journalist specializing in rallying past, present and future... and with a southern accent

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