Federico Villagra will hope to secure his fourth successive points finish as the World Rally Championship heads to Sardinia this weekend for the sixth round of the year.
The Munchi's Ford World Rally Team driver has scored on each of his three outings so far this season, and secured his best WRC result to date last time out in Argentina; where he took fourth place on home soil.
That result means Villagra has already matched his points tally for the 2008 campaign as he returns to the scene of his Munchi's debut two years ago, but the Argentine driver has yet to score in two appearances on the Mediterranean island – something he will aim to put right this time around.
As well as improving his own championship position, Villagra will hope to take the Munchi's outfit above the Citroen Junior Team in the manufacturers' title race, with the two split by a point in the battle for fifth place.
“Rally Sardinia is an important rally for me because it is the place that I made my debut for the Munchi's team,” he said. “We had a great drive and a fantastic result in Argentina. It was an amazing atmosphere with all of the local fans and I really enjoyed it, but I am looking forward to returning to Europe and trying to maintain the good start that I've had to this season.
“Sardinia is a difficult rally, there are lots of rocks on the road and it is important to avoid those and it's important to have a good set of pacenotes as there are many fast, narrow sections; it's a balance between maintaining a good speed and staying safe. Hopefully our reliability will continue and I can score more points for the team.”