Campana thrilled with MINI chance

Pierre Camapana delighted with MINI drive in Monte Carlo
Pierre Campana says he is thrilled to have been given the chance to compete with MINI on the opening round of the 2012 World Rally Championship in Monte Carlo.

The French driver will partner Dani Sordo on the season opener after the shock announcement that Kris Meeke will miss the event and is only likely to take part in selected rallies during the year ahead [See separate story HERE].

Campana took part in two WRC events last season in a MINI John Cooper Works run by the Drive-Pro team and he said he was honoured to get the chance to drive for the factory team as a result.

“I am thrilled to have been selected by MINI to join their squad for Monte-Carlo following our achievements this year,” he said. “It is a rally I know well and enjoy. I won the 2WD class last year, so I am pleased to bring my experience and to showcase my abilities on such a competitive event.

“I have enjoyed my time driving the MINI John Cooper Works WRC car in WRC and French championship events this year with Drive-Pro and together with the French Federation support, and I am honoured to be able to continue my association with this tremendous manufacturer into 2012 with this Monte Carlo participation.”

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Pierre Campana is ready for his first WRC event with Drive-Pro at this week`s Rallye Deutschland
Volkswagen celebrates 2015 Monte Carlo 1-2-3 [credit: VW Media]
3th place Andreas Mikkelsen ,Ola Floene (Volkswagen Polo R WRC, #9 Volkswagen Motorsport II)
1st place Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport)
2n place Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport)
Michelin tyres
Robert Kubica

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Tomhlord - Unregistered

December 28, 2011 4:14 PM

Well, in the Mini WRC on the WRC events last year, Campana did zero. Not a single Top 10 stage time in Germany, for example. Whereas Meeke showed pace and potential. Winning a PowerStage in Spain, regularly in the top 4/5 on stage times and sooo nearly taking a podium on GB (if for not having reliability problems early on). Meeke has also won the JWRC class on the Monte in the past, fact fans. This is quite possibly the worst PR coverage for BMW. You are either in, or out. This halfway house is silly

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