Czech Roman Kresta believes that he will face one of the most 'crucial events' of his career this weekend as his tackles the Rallye Sanremo in his Bozian prepared Peugeot 206 WRC.

Following his impressive mid-summer performance in Germany, Kresta recces in Italy with a quest to prove his qualities once again on yet another complicated tarmac event of the year, this time around the mountainous terrain north of the Italian Riviera.

"I know I am about to face one of the most crucial events for me ever," Kresta stated. "It is my objective to emulate my stage times or rather to produce a balanced drive on all of the twisty asphalt stages during the weekend. Unlike in Germany, which was completely new to me, I have contested this rally twice in the past and would like to hope it can help me a bit.

"On the other hand, the competition in Sanremo will be incredibly tough and with some new technological advances some factories are about to introduce there, it might be very difficult to stay in touch with the very top of the WRC pack."

Kresta won several special stages on the Barum Rally at end of August before he was forced to retire there, but had a fruitful time to prepare for this asphalt challenge at his home-town in Prague.

"I am very relaxed and feel as good as ever knowing clearly what performance I need to deliver in Italy," added the double Czech champion, "Just like everybody else, I am also aware of obstacles with the unpredictable weather and road conditions, but with a bit of luck and carefully selected Michelin tyres, we can still try to stay close to the top runners."

Bozian Racing team's boss, Jacky Bozian commented: "We are pleased to have drivers like Cedric [Robert] and Roman and believe that both can be as successful as in Germany or on the last year's version of this rally like in case of Cedric. We are confident, both of them have done the maximum to ensure their respective success and our team is prepared to provide them with the best of possible conditions to make their goals achievable."

 

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