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Galli hoping to find way to stay in WRC

Fan favourite Gigi Galli has revealed to Crash.net that he should know more about his plans for 2010 in a few months.

Galli has been absence from the World Rally Championship for just over a year, after his monster crash on the Rallye Deutschland, which ended his '08 campaign with the Stobart Ford team prematurely.

Although he is now fully recovered, unfortunately he has been unable to raise the necessary funds to compete this season.

However he hasn't given up on the WRC. Indeed he has been busy contacting potential backers and is determined to break back into the fold and once again go up against the likes of Mikko Hirvonen, Sebastien Loeb and Petter Solberg et al.

"I have been working a lot to find a budget," Galli said in an exclusive interview with Crash.net Radio. "Rallying is my life and I would like to stay in the sport. We have had a lot of meetings with my sponsor and we have been trying to find a new one as well. But I think something is coming.

"This year we decided not to do any WRC events as we didn't have enough money to do a full programme. That is why we decided not to do anything and of course we wanted to try and save some money for 2010.

"Right now we are working on something for next season but we are still not sure what we can do. I think in a couple of months we will know more and it will be clearer."

Asked if he might switch to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Galli added that while he wouldn't rule it out, his focus remains firmly on the WRC.

"At the moment no, but everything depends on what interests the other sponsors. Maybe we can consider something else. However my personal goal is to try to stay in the World Rally Championship," he confirmed.

"I definitely want to stay in the WRC. As I said, I am working on that and I hope we will find a way to do it."


TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN FULL WITH GIGI GALLI: CLICK HERE
by Rob Wilkins



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