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Kris completes Portugal test

Thursday, 7th May 2015 - by Site Admin
Kris completes Portugal test

Kris has completed two ‘productive’ days of testing in the build-up to the next round of the 2015 World Rally Championship, the Vodafone Rally de Portugal.

The Citroen Racing team based itself in the Porto region, around 30 miles from the famous Fafe rally region. It was Kris’s first chance to try the revised DS 3 WRC, which features revised aerodynamics.

Portugal test 2015, pic by Ricardo Oliveira

He said, ‘Obviously this year’s Portugal is a new rally, and it brings a new type of roads, so it was essential that we tested to find a new set-up. There’s been a lot of rain in the region in the past month so the roads seem to be quite soft in places. It was good to test; we learned a lot of things and it was a productive two days. Hopefully it looks like we can carry on from Argentina with quite a similar set-up, but it’s a new rally for everybody and new stages, so they can always bring surprises.’

As for the revised DS 3, Kris commented, ‘We have the new front wings and bumper. It’s there for an advantage but the aerodynamics are not a massive part of rallying, of course, so it’s a marginal gain. Every little helps, though, and everyone at Citroen Racing is working very hard to find every little bit of speed that we can.’

With thanks to Ricardo Oliveria for the pictures.

Portugal test 2015, pic by Ricardo Oliveira

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