Éric Camilli and PL Loubet: testing on home ground

Éric Camilli and PL Loubet: testing on home ground

03/04/2017

Recce for the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse may have started today, Éric Camilli and Pierre-Louis Loubet already dove into the rally yesterday, with a testing day on Sunday 2nd April to set up their Ford Fiesta R5.

If the French triumph on top of the WRC seems inexhaustible, it’s also thanks to the French successes at the bottom of the pyramid. Besides the dozens of thousands of licensees on a national level, France counts today many worthy representatives in the accession divisions to the World Championship.

Just behind Sébastien Ogier and Stéphane Lefebvre, official drivers in WRC, stands Éric Camilli and Pierre-Louis Loubet, fervent animators of WRC2 on Ford Fiesta R5 prepared by M-Sport. Thanks to the partnership that links the British manufacturer to the French Motorsport Federation, and their private partners, the two Frenchmen drive today on an ideal path towards the highest level.

Before the European rallies of the world calendar, the two rising-stars usually run some tests to adjust their vehicles for the following round. For the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse, Éric Camilli and Pierre-Louis Loubet hence tested their Ford Fiesta R5 to prepare in the best possible conditions their home event.

No development nor new pieces were the topic of the day on Sunday 2nd April, but the successive runs realized by the two drivers allowed them to prepare their cars for the Corsican hairpins and tortuous roads. For the first time, the two Frenchmen will actually be competing against each other in similar conditions, since it will be Pierre-Louis Loubet’s first rally on a Ford Fiesta R5.

Among the other French drivers to follow during the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse, let’s also note the presence of Romain Dumas, François Delecour, Bryan Bouffier, Yoann Bonato, Laurent Pellier and Yohan Rossel. The latter will in fact benefit from the same federal support than Pierre-Louis Loubet, since both of them will wear the FFSA French Rally Team colors.

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