The FFSA French Rally Team still in contention
Yohan Rossel & Benoît Fulcrand  ©  Agence S Presse

The FFSA French Rally Team still in contention

03/10/2015

After an excellent first leg the FFSA French Rally Team tackled the second one with a little more caution. Yohan Rossel and Éric Camilli, the two members of the French squad, are among the front-runners after scoring convincing results.

Despite much more clement weather today with the sun breaking through, the second leg of the Tour de Corse was perturbed. First of all by the cancellation of SS4 because of the previous day’s floods, and then by the state of the roads with muddy apexes, while the passage of the front-running drivers made the trajectories more slippery and more difficult to cope with.

Yohan Rossel and his co-driver Benoît Fulcrand continued in their approach setting good stage times thanks to clean driving, which has put them in second place this evening in the Junior World Rally Championship in their Citroën DS3 R3. Éric Camilli, co-driven by Benjamin Veillas in a Ford Fiesta R5, punctured in SS5 after which he pulled back time in SS6 helping him to hold on to his place in the Top 5 in the overall classification.

 “I didn’t take any risks as we lacked grip. The apexes were pretty dirty. We lost our brakes in the last stage for more than a dozen kilometres. But it’s still on the cards. Tomorrow, I’m going to try and be consistent and push”, explained Yohan Rossel.

“Unfortunately, we punctured in the first stage after hitting a stone and lost time. The setup, though, was much better than yesterday. In the second one we pushed hard to make up lost time. Tomorrow we’re going to continue in the same vein”, said Éric Camilli entered in the Oreca colours for Toyota Motorsport GmbH.

Éric Camilli: Born 6th September 1987 – Lives in Nice (06) – 2012 Rallye Jeunes FFSA winner – Member of the 2013 Team Rallye Jeunes FFSA team – Member of Toyota Motorsport GmbH’s Junior Driver Development Program since 2015 – Member of the 2015 FFSA French Rally Team.

Yohan Rossel: Born 13th February 1995 – Lives in Saint-Jean-du-Gard (30) – winner of the 2013/2014 Rallye Jeunes – Member of the 2014 Rallye Jeunes team – 2014 French Junior Rally Championship – Member of the 2015 FFSA French Rally Team.

The FFSA French Rally Team was set up in 1998 and it counts in its ranks several great names in national and international motor sport: Sébastien Loeb, Sébastien Ogier, Nicolas Bernardi, etc. The 2015 FFSA French Rally Team captained by Sébastien Loeb consists of Éric Camilli and Yohan Rossel.

 

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