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Wilson: It was all going so well

Matthew Wilson forced out while running strongly on Rally Mexico
Matthew Wilson was left to reflect on what might have been after the M-Sport Stobart driver failed to finish Rally Mexico.

The Briton had made the most of the misfortune of others to climb as high as fourth on the opening day of the event before his Ford Fiesta RS WRC developed an electrical problem on the seventh stage.

Having been forced to retire, the M-Sport team worked to repair the car overnight only for Wilson to be prevented from re-starting under Superally on Saturday morning when his engine kept cutting out.

“It's just not been my weekend,” he said. “Everything was going so well for us on Friday – we'd worked our way up to fourth and I was really happy with the car set-up. Then we had electrical problems on Stage 7. I was gutted but the team worked throughout the night to try and get the car back on the road for today.

“Then on the way to the first stage the engine kept cutting out and we knew there was nothing else that could be done. It's so disappointing but I'd really like to thank all the team for their efforts and hope that we can leave with a good result from Portugal next month.”



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Mr Bojangles - Unregistered

March 09, 2011 8:24 PM

I daresay I was more impressed with Ken Block. Similar issues, yet Ken managed to finish, and has much less experience than Wilson, and still managed to run top 10 on most stages. Just needs to eliminate the big mistakes.



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