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JWRC: Q&A: Guy Wilks - EXCLUSIVE.

So it is very frustrating. There are people out there who have been lucky enough to get a chance in a World Rally Car - we just need that luck to get the same opportunity.

Q:
Going back to Suzuki, you said a moment ago you are still in talks with them. I understood, obviously incorrectly, that they aren't going to go with either yourself or P-G Andersson when they step up to the senior level with their WRC car...

GW:
Well a lot of things get said - and a lot of things get taken out of context. It is not a case they won't go with us. It is just a case of at the moment the car isn't testing in Europe and there is not a great deal for us to do. The team are restructuring it would seem in Paris and you have never got to lose contact with these people. I have developed a good relationship with Suzuki over the last three years and I have just got to if you like shout my corner. I haven't got the greatest of WRC car experience but I know I would back myself to do a good job. I have got to prove that to them. So if we can get a couple of drives in a World Rally Car at the start of the year, then we would stand a much better chance of getting that drive.

Q:
So definitely not all over on that front then?

GW:
No, no - absolutely not, it is one of those things, rallying, like motorsport in general, is such a small community that you should never burn your bridges. And we are really looking to try and enhance my own profile by getting us more experience of World Rally Cars, but at the same time trying to gain results. But the most important thing is to get myself into a WRC car as soon as possible.

Q:
Thanks for your time Guy and good luck on the Rally GB.


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podium, winners Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport), 2n place Andreas Mikkelsen ,Ola Floene (Volkswagen Polo R WRC, #9 Volkswagen Motorsport II) and 3th place Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
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