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Citroen Juniors look to the positives

Citroen Junior Team boss Benoit Nogier said his squad was looking to the positives following a difficult run on Rally Argentina.

The team downsized to two cars for the event, with Conrad Rautenbach and Sebastien Ogier both being nominated for points during the weekend.

The pair ran towards the bottom of the top ten through the opening day and half, before Rautenbach was forced to retire on day two after going off the road on SS12. Ogier then encountered damper issues which forced him out of the leg, although he was able to restart on the final day.

The Frenchman set a series of encouraging times on the final day and managed to secure a seventh place finish at the end, despite a scare on the final run through the Cordoba Super Special when he suffered a starter motor problem on his C4 WRC.

At the end of the event, Nogier admitted it had been a tough weekend for his two crews, but pointed out that there were still plenty of positives to be taken.

“It was another extremely difficult rally,” he said. “One of our cars did not make the finish and the other had to resort to SupeRally.

“But the strong performances of Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia on the final day are nonetheless encouraging with three third-fastest times. So we have plenty to look forward to in the coming events.”


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