Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) after a handsome catching up as the 5th ended in the Monte Carlo Rally, the 1st of a total of 13 rallies that count for the world championship. Thanks to the second time in the powerstage scores the Oostkantonner 4 extra world CHAMPIONSHIP points. In the world cup standings state Neuville on the 5th place on 12 points of world CHAMPIONSHIP leader Sébastien Ogier.
“Taken together, we have a good rally driving”, left Thierry Neuville after recording. “Thursday night we lost in the snow 4 minutes. I am in the wrong and have me in the team and mechanics excused. Afterwards, we start to fight back with purpose as much as possible. Today we have two more places to shift what shows that you are always full of the need for it to continue. Without the flat tire on Friday morning and the very difficult conditions of Saturday morning’s stage was even possible. That is the Monte Carlo. I want everyone on the team to thank for their work in very difficult circumstances. Let us together look forward to Sweden.”
Debutant De Mevius surprised
Guillaume de Mevius and his corijder Louis Louka (Peugeot 208 T16) will have their debut in the world cup rally is not missed. The duo finished in 13th place overall, 2nd in WRC2. An unexpected result of the Belgian part of the RACB team.
The command that the Mevius for the start of the Monte Carlo ” was not simple. The rally finish without making mistakes and gaining experience. Belgium surprised friend and enemy by the 13th end. “I am very pleased with my race,” smiled the young pilot. “The balance is positive. This was my 4th race with the Peugeot 208 T16 R5, my first in the world cup. We are 4 days without error remained, finishing 13th and for dessert, 2nd in the WRC2. This is unexpected. In the powerstage, I was really amused. What a rally. Later we return to Belgium, where we are at the end of February to participate in the Rally of Haspengouw. In Belgium, I want me in the fight for the podium mix. But first enjoy in Monaco.”