Próximo Rallye: Rallye Costa Tropical "Granada"(CERT)

José Antonio a por el podium en el Barum Rallye

Tras la brillante tercera plaza cosechada por José Antonio Suárez en el pasado Rallye Rzeszow, sus miras se centran ahora en el Barum Rallye. En su cuarta prueba de la temporada en el Campeonato de Europa de Rallyes, 'Cohete' y Cándido Carrera intentarán seguir con la progresión demostrada en Polonia y volver a pelear por la cabeza de la categoría U28.

El asturiano debutará en uno de los rallyes más míticos del continente. Los exigentes y técnicos tramos de asfalto de la prueba checa serán todo un desafío para él y su Peugeot 208 T16, pero los afronta con optimismo tras las buenas sensaciones acreditadas en el último rallye. Después de un inicio de temporada complicado, con problemas en las carreras de Azores y Canarias, 'Cohete' está más en forma que nunca y se ve con fuerzas para seguir luchando por la cabeza de la clase U28, sin duda, la más competida del campeonato continental.

El Barum Rallye se pondrá en marcha 
el viernes por la noche con la disputa de una súper especial de más de nueve kilómetros. El sábado y el domingo se disputará el resto del itinerario, que constará de 15 tramos que sumarán 214 kilómetros contra el crono.

Jose Antonio Suárez: "Llego súper motivado a esta nueva carrera. Después del podio que conseguimos en Polonia, el objetivo es volver a pelear por las primeras plazas en el Barum, un rallye histórico que me hace mucha ilusión correr. Creo que los tramos se pueden adaptar bien a nuestro Peugeot 208 T16 y estoy convencido de que si hacemos un buen trabajo estaremos arriba en la categoría U28. Esa es nuestra meta y creo que estamos en condiciones de luchar por ello. Vamos a por todas".

PEUGEOT SPORT’S RALLY PROGRAMMES BACK IN ACTION AFTER SUMMER BREAK

 

 

Tomorrow will see the provisional 2017 208 Rally Cup ‘Junior’ leaders Laurent PELLIER / Benoît NEYRET-GIGOT get a taste of the Junior Experience organised by Eurosport within the framework of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC). The programme kicks off with a coaching course ahead of the Czech Republic’s Barum Czech Rally Zlín before the pair heads back to France’s Lozère region for Round 5 of the 208 Rally Cup which starts on Friday.

• The PEUGEOT RALLY ACADEMY programme is a springboard for talented young rally drivers. The most successful 208 RALLY CUP contestants earn the opportunity to continue their learning curve within the framework of a topflight programme at the wheel of a PEUGEOT 208T16.
• New this year, Laurent PELLIER – who provisionally tops the 
2017 208 RALLY CUP’s provisional Junior order at the competition’s halfway point – is to be treated to three Junior Experience tuition sessions (note-taking workshop, roadbook, media training, tyre choice, etc.). He will also carry out recce for the last three rounds of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship, beginning with this weekend’s Barum Czech Rally Zlín. 

Meanwhile, the PEUGEOT RALLY ACADEMY’s Juniors are heading for the potentially decisive Barum Czech Rally Zlín (Czech Republic) – next round of the FIA European Rally Championship – in their respective PEUGEOT 208T16.
• JOSE ANTONIO SUAREZ / CANDIDO CARRERA, who are keen to build on their recent podium finish in Poland, and fellow Spaniards PEPE LOPEZ / BORJA ROZADA, who are second in the provisional order, face one of the toughest challenges of the FIA ERC. The Czech event could prove decisive in this season’s Junior U28 title chase and both PEUGEOT RALLY ACADEMY crews are targeting big points hauls.  


Action in the PEUGEOT 208R2-based 208 RALLY CUP resumes this weekend with France’s Rallye Terre de Lozère.
• The menu of the 
2017 208 Rally Cup’s fifth clash features 147 competitive kilometres. The event’s twisty and technical dirt stages promise to provide the backdrop for an interesting scrap between Frenchmen Laurent PELLIERand Quentin RIBAUD and Spaniard Efren LLARENA who top the provisional order. Just a handful of points blankets this trio, however.. 


Laurent GUYOT (Manager, Customer Competition Department, PEUGEOT SPORT)
“This is going to be a busy week for Laurent PELLIER and his co-driver Benoît NEYRET-GIGOT who are taking part in the Junior Experience session that is being organised within the framework of the European Rally Championship. This is the first year that PEUGEOT SPORT has taken this programme onboard for the leader of the 208 Rally Cup’s Junior class and the operation is being run in association with EUROSPORT. The session will immerse Laurent and Benoît in a topflight environment and includes 360-degree training from professional coaches that will give them a fresh view of their sport. They will also be accompanied by the PEUGEOT RALLY ACADEMY’s Junior drivers. They will then attempt to apply what they have learnt when they return to France on Friday morning for this weekend’s Rallye Terre de Lozère. Although they currently top the 208 Rally Cup standings, it is still very close and anything can happen. Meanwhile, the FIA ERC’s Barum Czech Rally Zlín could prove decisive for our two U28 Peugeot 208T16 drivers whose aim is to reach the finish in the points.”


 

JUNIOR EXPERIENCE / PROGRAMME BARUM CZECH RALLY ZLÌN

For further information : www.fiaerc.com/  
 

BARUM CZECH RALLY ZLÍN (CZECH REPUBLIC): PROGRAMME

Two legs – 15 stages totalling 204.25km Leg 1: 8 stages (109.13km)Leg 2: 7 stages (95.12km)
 

PROVISIONAL FIA ERC – U28 STANDINGS (AFTER 3 ROUNDS OF 6)

1. Marijan GRIEBEL (GER) - 99 pts
2. Pepe LÓPEZ (ESP) - 58 pts
3. Sylvain MICHEL (FRA) - 56 pts 
4. Josh MOFFETT (IRL) - 47 pts
5. Nicolay GRYAZIN (LVA) - 43 pts
6. José Antonio SUÁREZ (ESP) - 42 pts

 

RALLY TERRE DE LOZERE – FRANCE / PROGRAMME

Two legs – 11 stages totalling 147.30km Leg 1: 6 stages (71.40km)Leg 2: 5 stages (75.90km)
Entry list : 
www.peugeot-sport.com