Bozian Racing's Roman Kresta has completed his 2003 WRC season on a high, by becoming the first Czech driver in modern-day history of the FIA World Rally Championship to have scored a drivers' point.

Kresta was on form through-out the 59th Wales Rally GB, and today he recorded three top six-stages times, on route to eighth place - and his first ever point in the WRC.

Reflecting on the Rally GB, and his season as a whole, which included seven WRC starts in the Bozian run Peugeot 206 WRC, Kresta commented: "I am pleased with the overall outcome and especially with the drivers' point.

"Without a doubt, this is a result of my year-long campaign as well as hard work we have done jointly with Bozian Racing team ever since the pre-Monte Carlo test the team had organised prior to the season's opener.

"I started the rally in a good tempo and very relaxed which even enabled me to go faster as the event unfolded. I tried my best on Sunday too, but refused to take any extra big risks. I feel sorry to have lost the time on the start of the eleventh test, however, this is reality and sometimes one needs a bit of luck on top of doing well.

"My deep thanks go to all at Bozian Racing and Peugeot Sport for giving me a great car and support for this event as I enjoyed a completely trouble-free run."

Jacky Bozian, Bozian Racing's owner and director praised the young Czech: "I am very happy for Roman and his having scored the first drivers' world championship point in his career. I truly believe he could have finished the event in sixth overall if it had not been for a stalled start on stage eleven, but such is the competition.

"Roman kept his cool and concentration for the remaining portion of the event and proved his qualities by regaining his position in the end. His eighth place means it's a great finish to this year's world championship season."

 

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