Pierre Campana, the current leader of the IRC 2WD Cup, is hoping that his success on a national rally in Italy last weekend will lead to an entry on May's Tour de Corse, round three of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
Campana, who hails from the Corsican town of Corte, was the top finisher in a Super 2000 machine on the Ronde del Grifo in Italy last Sunday, finishing fifth overall.
The 25-year-old, who was driving a Peugeot 207 for the Italian Munaretto squad, could have challenged for victory on the four-stage rally but lost some 50 seconds stuck behind a slower car on the first stage.
He is now working hard to secure the funding necessary to contest his home round of the IRC on 12-14 May, once again at the wheel of a Super 2000 car.
“To finish the event as the top S2000 car for a second year running is a great achievement,” said Campana.“I was happy to have this experience and to get some competitive running behind me.
“I am now working hard with my management on a project for the future, which I hope to be able to confirm soon.”