Skoda Motorsport World Rally Team driver Didier Auriol has pushed his Fabia WRC into the points scoring positions on the Sanremo Rally after finishing today's second leg in 13th position.

Today's leg included two runs over the 52.30kms Teglia stage, the longest asphalt stage in the championship. It is a stern test of cars and driver but Auriol's experience ensured that the Fabia WRC completed the test without problems.

"We made some suspension modifications at last night's final service and the car now handles just the way I want, the same as after the recent tests in Spain," said Auriol, "I think we have the asphalt settings under control now. Today's stages have been very good and not as slippery as yesterday's. They are among my favourites of this rally."

Director of ?koda Motorsport, Petr Kohoutek added: "Today has been a day of consolidation for us. We have been able to confirm the suspension and transmission settings we found during our tests in Spain and these now work as we would like."

Tomorrow's final leg is the shortest of the rally and comprises two stages - Vignai and Colle d'Oggia, each run twice. At first glance it seems to be a fairly simple end to the rally but weather reports suggest that there is a possibility of rain tomorrow that could add some spice to the competition. The leg features 96.12 stage kilometres, starting at 0700 and finishing back in Sanremo at 1530.

 

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