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Flodin to miss Tour de Corse

Marty McCormack receives unexpected chance to contes the Tour de Corse with PSEngineering after a shoulder operation rules out regular pilot Patrik Flodin.
Patrik Flodin has confirmed that he will not be able to contest the forthcoming Tour de Corse following an operation on his collarbone, with his PSEngineering team calling up 27-year old Martin McCormack as his replacement.

McCormack brings a useful pedigree to the squad, having won the 2011 British F2 and Junior rally championships, and is something of a late stand-in for Flodin, who admits that he had been optimistic about competing in Corsica..

“This is really just unlucky,” he insisted, “I hurt my collarbone first while out running, but only found out later that an operation was needed. I'm in recovery now, and everything is looking good for the Ypres Rally.”

Team boss, and former world rally champion, Petter Solberg believes that McCormack will be a good replacement for Flodin,

“Talk about bad luck for Patrik,” the Norwegian said, “But he is recovering every day now, so things are looking promising for having him back for Ypres. In the meantime, I am convinced Marty will be a great driver for the team, and I'm very happy he could join the team on such a short notice.”

Flodin should be back with PSEngineering in time for the Ypres Rally over 22-23 June, the next of seven events on his schedule with the team, which is also due to run Kristian Sohlberg on two rounds of the IRC.



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DafyddLarcombe

May 03, 2012 2:52 PM

Finally Marty starts getting phone calls from the big players in the Sport for his services, with the Raw Talent that is Marty McCormack, I am only suprised that he hasnt had calls like this before now He Really impressed Malcolm Wilson on the R.A.C a few years back in a MK2 Escort. Malcolms co driver was telling me that Malcolm predicted that it would only be a matter of time and he would probably go off setting the kind of times that he was setting, Malcolm couldnt understand how someone could keep the car on the road at those speeds without going off, and Malcolm was admittidly pushing on himself I just think that the Guy has a Real Talent and should be getting more Success than he is getting, but then Rallying is a bit like that, I found out quite early on that its usually who you know rather than what you know in Rallying that opens doors -lol

john kilbride - Unregistered

May 03, 2012 5:41 PM

Totally agree with last comment, look at what has happend to Kris Meeke being replaced with guys who can barely do the Mini WRC justice. Rallying at WRC level has gone pure crap in every way. It has gone too predictable regarding results. The BRC is more competivive in every way, cars and drivers competing in a more level playing field. Even both my own country offers more exciting rallying with the Irish Tarmac and Dunlop National championship offers better recognition of talent as opposed to the guy who has the most cash in his pocket.



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