Camilli aiming for a strong result in Corsica


Eric Camilli is aiming for a strong result on his ‘home’ rally at the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France for M-Sport.

Camilli, whose family hails from Ajaccio is the Opening Ceremony location of this year’s Tour de Corse.

The Frenchman will be looking to put aside the disappointment of Rallye Deutschland, alongside co-driver Benjamin Veillas on a rally that they have had success in the past.

A fourth place in the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship edition, as well as a podium position in last year’s Tour de Corse in WRC2 puts Camilli/Veillas in a good spot coming into the eleventh round of the 2016 FIA WRC season.

Camilli said “This is my home event in more ways than one, and an event where I do have some experience. My father’s family are from Ajaccio so it will definitely be a special one for me with lots of friends and family all out spectating.

“It’s not an easy rally, but we have done well there in the past. I first contested the event in 2014 – when it was part of the European Rally Championship – and finished fourth overall. It will be a challenge to repeat that in the WRC, but you never know and you can never predict the result in Corsica!”

Eric Camilli action 2016 Tour de Corse - Rallye de France
Credit: McKlein/M-Sport

The M-Sport driver also added about the tight and twisty stages the Tour de Corse had to offer.

“The stages are very long with so many tight and twisty corners. You have to have good notes and be fully focussed from start to finish. Germany was obviously a big disappointment for us, but that is in the past. We’re feeling well prepared and fully refreshed after the unexpected break; and determined to produce a good result on French soil.

“Our goal will be to deliver a consistent performance on these beautiful roads, but if the feeling is there, I’d hope to show some good speed too. I can’t wait to get out on the stages with the Fiesta RS WRC. But first, I get to drive at Rallyday in the UK which will be a lot of fun!”