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IRC: Proton to entry two cars on Zlin round

12 August 2011

Proton Motorsports will resume its Intercontinental Rally Challenge campaign on Barum Czech Rally Zlin from 26-28 August.

The Malaysian squad skipped the last round of the series, Sata Rallye Acores, due to a clashing Asia Pacific championship event in New Zealand, which it won with Chris Atkinson and co-driver Stephane Prevot.

For the all-asphalt rally in Czech Republic later this month, the MEM-run squad will enter a brace of Satria Neo Super 2000s for Swede PG Andersson and Italian Giandomenico Basso.

Andersson hasn't contested a round of the IRC since June's GEKO Ypres Rally. He has also never competed in Zlin before but took part on Finland's round of the world championship last month, which he believes will help his chances on the IRC qualifier.

“It's always good to have time in a car because it helps you to stay sharp,” said the 31-year-old, who unlike team-mate Basso has still to open his point-scoring account in the 2011 IRC.


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