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IRC: Hanninen boosted by test

Reigning IRC champion Juho Hanninen reckons that a recent test , held in changeable weather conditions.

Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Juho Hanninen says changeable weather during a test in France last week has boosted his chances of winning Rallye Monte Carlo for the first time.

Finn Hanninen finished second on the event last January and will be among the favourites for victory in his Skoda Motorsport Fabia Super 2000, but knows that the event has a reputation for unpredictable weather conditions with snow and ice a frequent hazard for the crews.

"We had dry tarmac, then wet tarmac,c and then snow and ice so it was all the conditions that we could possibly have on the rally," he reported, "We were also able to see how the tyres performed in the different conditions so we got some useful data."

Hanninen will test again in Czech Republic in early January alongside a number of other Skoda drivers, prior to heading to Mediterranean coast for the season-opener next weekend.

"We'll have real winter then, so it will be good preparation also," he reckoned.


Tagged as: IRC , Juho Hanninen , Skoda , Monte

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