Three Car Hat Trick For Suzuki In Greece | Part Two

Ignis Team Manager Risto Laine was delighted with the impressive result.

"It's been a very good rally for us," he said. "We had a plan which we stuck to and now we have seen the rewards. Of course we wanted to try and win but we saw that following Daniel's puncture this was not going to be possible without taking very big risks."

"From the beginning we knew that we did not want to risk anything, so we decided to make sure our cars got to the finish. It's no coincidence that 50% of all the cars that finished were Suzukis - they're particularly strong! But we were quick as well, setting fastest stage times. We're all looking forward to the next rally now..."

The next round of the Junior World Rally Championship is the Rally Finland from August 7 to 10. Finland is the fastest and most spectacular gravel event of the championship requiring a unique blend of speed, great skill and unwavering commitment.

Acropolis Rally - Junior World Championship Classification
1. Brice Tirabassi (Renault) 5h 27m34.0s
2. Daniel Carlsson (Suzuki) 5h 28m 29.2s
3. Urmo Aava (Suzuki) 5h 34m 52.7s
4. Salvator Canellas (Suzuki) 5h 40m 55.2s
5. Oscar Svedlund (Volkswagen) 5h 49m 02.1s
6. Guy Wilks (Ford) 6h 02m 38.1s
Junior World Rally Championship After Round 3
1. Brice Tirabassi (Renault) 20 points
2. Salvador Canellas (Suzuki) 13 points
3. Urmo Aava (Suzuki) 11 points
4. Kosti Katajamaki (Volkswagen) 10 points
5. Guy Wilks (Ford) 9 points
6.= Daniel Carlsson (Suzuki) 8 points
6.= Marcos Ligato (Fiat) 8 points
8. Alessandro Broccoli (Opel) 6 points
9. Ville-Pertti Teuronen (Suzuki) 5 points
Published 12 June 2003 Melanie Carter

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