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JWRC: Q&A: Glenn Patterson - EXCLUSIVE.

There are plenty of seats available really, it is just that everybody has to bring a budget and that is the limiting factor at the minute. That is a problem that all the young drivers' have and everyone is struggling with the same problem. It is just a matter of finding a good sponsor, trying to keep that sponsor and trying to move things forward.

Q:
Co-drivers tend to get neglected by the media a bit. Do you like being in the background or would you prefer to be in the limelight a bit more?

GP:
I don't really mind. I am quite happy with the situation currently. I know how much input co-drivers have and I am pretty comfortable with that. I think all the JWRC co-drivers are in a similar position to me at the minute - and we are all there and doing quite a good job. Most of us just let the drivers' take the limelight.

Q:
Kris and yourself have been drafted in by Citroen recently to help with testing the C4, following Sebastien Loeb's accident. How has that been going?

GP:
I was with Kris when we tested the C4 on tarmac and it went fairly well. We have done a few smaller tests with the Xsara as well, so it is quite important to keep up with those things.

Q:
For Citroen to give Kris that chance must be another big positive from this year. It shows they must have a lot of faith in his abilities doesn't it?

GP:
Yeah, I think it is one of the good talents Kris has, that he can test well and feel what the car is doing and then give good feedback to the technicians. Citroen have seen this and they are trying to use this to there advantage.

Q:
What are you plans now for Christmas and the New Year?

GP:
I have no major plans. We have got quite a lot of work to do to try and move things forward for next year. I don't think there will be much of a break. We will just keep pushing on.


Related Pictures

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Kris Meeke (GBR) - Glenn Patterson (GBR), Citroen C2 [JWRC]. Wales Rally GB, 1st-3rd December 2006.
Kris Meeke / Glenn Patterson (GBR) Citroen C2 Super 1600 / JWRC winner World Rally of Germany, 11-13 August 2006, Germany
Kris Meeke (GBR) - Glenn Patterson (GBR), Citroen C2 [JWRC]. Wales Rally GB, 1st-3rd December 2006.
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