Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20) crashed last week Wednesday, during test rides for the Rally of Corsica (6-8 april), the fourth round of the world rally championship (WRC). “But that accident does not change the way we approach the race will begin, we know that it is a tough battle”, said the 29-year-old Belgian on Tuesday on the WRC website.
Neuville got together with corijder Nicolas Gilsoul of the track and collapsed a ravine. Both pilots stepped unscathed out of the car. Neuville, who earlier this season in the rally of Sweden in his name, wrote, can, therefore, focus totally on the race on Corsica. The Belgian follows in the general position as second on four points of the Frenchman Sébastien Ogier (M-Sport Ford Fiesta).
“There are long stages to the menu, and that is typical of the rally of Corsica,” explains Neuville. “It is quite the time to remain vigilant. That requires a lot of efforts, both for the pilots but also for the whole team around us.”
The rally of Corsica, is, after previous meetings in Monte Carlo, Sweden and Mexico, the first full asphalt driving will be. Neuville was in 2017, the fastest by € 54.7 seconds ahead of Ogier.