WRC » Citroën's Al-Attiyah looks to build on success

Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giovanni Bernacchini produced their best performance in the WRC with sixth place in Mexico - and want to do still better in Portugal.

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Daniel - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 3:08 PM

Sure, Al Attiyah is a great RallyRaid-driver with a Dakar-win under his belt. In addition to that, he drove pretty well last year in the SWRC. He may never be able to fight for a podium,when pure speed is needed,but he may were well get a top-five finish a little now and then.

In rallying and in his case(along with others), money talks, enough said!

Joe Bloggs - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 9:43 AM

It wont be much of a "World Championship" with only the Factory Drivers present same as F1 would not succeed with only the top 3 or 4 teams participating. Pay drivers if they can put a programme together have every right to drive in WRC, it will be difficult for them to reach podium or even top 5 but surely they know that ! It also allows the less experience competitors and rising talent to gain valuable experience and mileage Tanak, Breen, Sandell, Anderson etc

It also makes commercial sense for their teams and sponsors to be on the world stage, otherwise they would not get the support to put a team together and race.....its more than ever a PR and Marketing exercise after all. There is still lots of money out there following Motorsport, good luck to these guys if they can benefit from it.

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