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WIlson keen to bounce back

Matthew Wilson will be keen to rebound quickly from his Rally Portugal retirement as the World Rally Championship heads to Argentina for the fifth round of the year.

The Stobart VK M-Sport driver had successfully scored points on each of the opening three rounds of the year and was well placed to take fifth in Portugal before he rolled out on the final day.

Now he returns to the scene of his first ever WRC stage win – secured back in 2006 at the age of just 18 – eager to bring home more points to add to his tally as he seeks to maintain his top six championship position.

“This is the first rally that Scott [Martin] and I have done together as a team before so it'll be really good from that point of view,” he said. “I've competed on this rally four times and there are a good percentage of stages that are the same as in the past so I have good experience to bring to it.

“It would be great if we could start the same way that we did in Portugal but I'm hoping that we don't end up the same way. Saturday will be a crucial day in terms of the overall result, it's a long day with some difficult stages and the altitude will also play a part. El Condor, which is the highest stage, is on Saturday and that is always a real challenge.”


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andy - Unregistered

April 22, 2009 8:58 PM

good luck Matt Wilson, i dont really understand the abpve post as Matt Wilson finished in the points in the 1st 3 rounds Agree or disagree i dont really care, Matt wilson is British so im behind him all the way



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