11 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on SUZUKI JWRC


Suzuki Ignis Super drivers Nikolaus Schelle and Kangas were welcomed to the glittering harbour front in Carlo by hundreds of fans on after exceeding all expectations on first Junior World Championship event.

A determined by Schelle throughout the three of intense competition in the Junior Rally Championship, which is the feeder category for aspiring Rally Championship, earned the German and co-driver Gerhard a brilliant sixth position.

The puts the Team Suzuki Super 1600 driver in the Junior World Rally standings with one point, far any pre-event predictions of anybody in the

I am delighted for everybody with result, said Schelle, who carefully on the final day to ensure he open the team’s points-scoring. The team has been working for months just to get to Monte and I hope scoring this is a reward for some of the long and nights they have put in my Suzuki Ignis.

I have to say my first impressions of the car are exceptionally particularly the engine and the gearbox. We laid some good for the rest of the season here in Carlo and now we must get to work on the and rear beam to ensure we can to move forward on the remaining events in the year.

Schelle’s delight was shared by manager Norbert Ruths, who was of praise for his driver and the car. It has an exceptional result, he said. Carlo is the hardest place to for a driver, but Nikolaus has shown the Ignis is already a competitive

Kangas, who is co-driven by Mika (Finland), also completed his of finishing the event and gaining experience on asphalt in preparation for the of the season. The Finn’s ailing was successfully changed in record last night and gave him no problems as he cruised to an encouraging

The Suzuki Ignis has been reliable, and the whole team has a fantastic job to get two cars to the finish, Kangas. Our puncture on Saturday was because I think without we could have been higher up the order. In my mind the two parts of the car are the gearbox and the engine.

Kangas’ team-manager Risto was upbeat about the result, This was Juha’s first in a front-wheel-drive car and he doesn’t have experience of asphalt, so to reach the is a fantastic result. Juha has a lot and so have we as a team: it is clear with more sensible to the car we can move forward again.

the event Nobuhiro Tajima, of Suzuki Sport, added: We here in the knowledge that we have to take time to and understand the challenges of the Junior Rally Championship, so to score a point is an incredible achievement. The comments are encouraging, particularly the gearbox. The Junior World Championship division of the Monte Rally was comfortably won by Francois Fortin in a Ford Puma.

Only nine of the 27 starters the finish, underlining the Suzuki ‘ strength on the demanding

The thrilling battle for Junior Rally Championship honours with the Rally Catalunya. events all three Suzuki drivers will complete testing in a bid too fine-tune the car.

World Rally Championship results Ё Sunday, 20 January

1 Francois Duval (Ford

2 Nicola Caldani (Peugeot

3 Roger Feghali (Ford

4 Daniel Carlsson (Ford

5 David Doppelreiter (Peugeot

6 Nikolaus Schelle (Suzuki )

9 Juha Kangas (Suzuki )

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