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IRC: Grand Prix racer Caffi ready for Monte

Alex Caffi: I understand it will be very difficult but for my first grand prix [at Monza in 1986] I went in a turbo car with 1500bhp with no testing and finished the race. If I did something like that then I know I can do this. I don't fear anything.

Ex-F1 driver Alex Caffi has said he will have nothing to fear when he makes his Intercontinental Rally Challenge debut on Rallye Monte Carlo next month.

Caffi will drive a Skoda Fabia Super 2000 on the centenary edition of the asphalt event, which is regarded as one of the toughest rallies in the world due to the constant threat of ice and snow.

"I have done some rallies before but they were small rallies and never in snow and ice," said the 46-year-old, who took part in 56 F1 grand's prix between 1986 and 1992.

"I understand it will be very difficult but for my first grand prix [at Monza in 1986] I went in a turbo car with 1500bhp with no testing and finished the race. If I did something like that then I know I can do this. I don't fear anything."

Caffi, who also has extensive experience of racing sportscars, added though, that he is keeping his expectations firmly in check.

"I just want to get some experience and make the finish,” continued Caffi, who's debut on the Monte will be overseen by Italian team DP Autosport.

“If I can pass the Col de Turini two times in the night then I will be very happy. It will be a big sensation."


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Ex-F1 star Alex Caffi will make his Rallye Monte-Carlo debut in January [Pic credit: IRC]

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