IRC: Campana secures deal for Corsica

Pierre Campana is hoping that having the chance to compete and shine on home ground at Tour de Corse will lead to a more structured season of rallying for him in 2012.

Pierre Campana will take in the Tour de Corse in May, the next round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, after securing an entry to compete in this year's legendary event with a Michelin-shod Peugeot 207 S2000 run by Munaretto Group.

Campana, who impressed after finishing seventh and scoring points in the opening event of this year's World Rally Championship at Monte Carlo with the MINI WRC Team and Drive-Pro, will be taking part in his third Tour de Corse, following on from his fine fourth place in last year's event.

He will be joined again in the cockpit by his long-time co-driver Sabrina de Castelli, with important backing from a number of companies, led by Perin and Natali Entreprise, all of whom are enabling the Frenchman to make a welcome return to the international rallying scene. Campana will also benefit from the support of Peugeot who will be giving him a helping hand at this event.

“It seems like a long time since I was taking part at the Monte Carlo WRC event so I am thrilled to have the chance to compete at Tour de Corse, one of my absolute favourite events,” Campana commented.

“As a Corsican, there is nothing like driving in front of a home crowd and soaking in all the atmosphere and support. It is a tough event but I have positive memories from last year's event when we finished in fourth place.

“I am looking forward to teaming up once again with Munaretto and driving the Peugeot 207 with Sabrina de Castelli, my co-driver.

"I am also grateful to have the fantastic backing from a range of companies for this event, including Perin and Natali Entreprise, but also with a helping hand from Peugeot.

“I am always pleased and honoured to be given the opportunity to showcase my talent in a competitive event and I hope that this, combined with the performance I showed at Monte Carlo, will lead to more regular rallying opportunities throughout 2012."

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Pierre Campana will take to the wheel of a Peugeot 207 S2000 run by Munaretto at Tour de Corse
Pierre Campana (FRA) Sabrina De Castelli (FRA), Mini John Cooper Works WRC, Mini WRC Team
Pierre Campana (FRA), Mini John Cooper Works, MINI WRC TEAM
Pierre Campana (FRA), Mini John Cooper Works, MINI WRC TEAM

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