Stohl set for NZ WRC comeback

WRC veteran Manfred Stohl plans one-off outing in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC

Manfred Stohl has lodged an entry to compete on Rally New Zealand later this month in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC car.

Stohl, who has competed in over 100 WRC events and who was last in action at the top level back in 2007, is hoping to compete under the Brazil World Rally Team banner, as usual driver Daniel Oliveira has opted not to do it.

The Brazil World Rally Team is run by the Austrian's own outfit, Stohl Racing.

“There are still some negotiations but if it goes ahead it will be a one-off,” Stohl told the official WRC site. “I have not driven the car before and the other drivers will be very competitive so it won't be easy but New Zealand is very much one of my favourites.”

Oliveira meanwhile will next be in action in Germany: “From the beginning Daniel decided he would not be doing New Zealand because he wants to concentrate on the rallies later in the season,” Stohl explained.

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Daniel Oliveira (BRA), Carlos Magalhaes (POR), Ford Fiesta WRC
Daniel Oliveira (BRA), Carlos Magalhaes (POR), Ford Fiesta WRC
Daniel Oliveira (BRA), Ford Fiesta WRC
Daniel Oliveira (BRA), Carlos Magalhaes (POR), Ford Fiesta WRC
Daniel Oliveira (BRA), Carlos Magalhaes (POR), Ford Fiesta WRC
Manfred Stohl (AUT), OMV Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC. Rally Japan. 26-28th October 2007.

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Aye - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 3:34 PM

I think they realised the irony of Solberg and Wilson racing under the Go Fast banner. Still, I'd rather see those two back, rather than having to constantly read about MINI's 'ace' drivers. Nobre can stick his Little Green Pig up his **** for all I care.

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