WRC »

Villagra takes Munchi's to seventh

Munchi's got their delayed 2009 World Rally Championship campaign off to a solid start with Federico Villagra taking a seventh place finish.

Having skipped the first two rounds of the season as they embark on a limited eight-rally programme, Villagra returned to action in the sole Ford Focus WRC RS looking to score good manufacturer points for the team.

It was a feat he managed as he kept his car pointing in the right direction on the occasionally treacherous mixed-surface, gradually picking up positions as others fell by the wayside, including on the final stage when an accident for Sebastien Ogier promoted him up to seventh.

Scoring two points for himself and the team, although the Argentine scored just a single top eight stage time, Villagra is pleased with the end result.

''It has been a great weekend and a great start to the championship campaign for us. It is really good to have scored both driver and manufacturer points in our first race of the season. It was a very difficult rally and I had to take it carefully on the muddy sections.

“We had a slight problem with the handbrake on the long stage today which made it very hard. Generally it has been a positive weekend for us and we had some good splits on some stages.

“The team has done a good job and helped us make some adjustments to the suspension and by the time we finished the car was feeling really good which is very positive ahead of Portugal next month.''


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Federico Villagra (RA) Ford Focus RS WRC07, Munch`s Ford WRT
Stephane Peterhansel en-route to 13th Dakar win
Stephane Peterhansel celebrates his 13th Dakar win
Stephane Peterhansel celebrates his 13th Dakar win
Dayinsure extends Wales Rally GB title sponsorship
Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris WRC [credit: Toyota Gazoo]
DMACK reveals its 2017 WRC Ford Fiesta for Elfyn Evans
DMACK reveals its 2017 WRC Ford Fiesta for Elfyn Evans
DMACK reveals its 2017 WRC Ford Fiesta for Elfyn Evans
Kalle Rovanpera, Skoda, [Credit: Kalle Rovanpera Racing]
M-Sport reveals provisional livery for Ott Tanak
M-Sport reveals provisional livery for Ott Tanak
M-Sport reveals provisional livery for Sebastien Ogier
M-Sport reveals provisional livery for Sebastien Ogier
M-Sport reveals provisional livery for Sebastien Ogier
Citroen C3 WRC 2017, [Credit: Citroen Racing media]
Toyota pulls wraps off the Yaris it will enter in 2017 WRC
M-Sport reveals its Ford Fiesta RS WRC challenger

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.