Camilli produces error-free run in Corsica for eighth place


Eric Camilli produced an error-free run for M-Sport as he finished his ‘home’ rally down in eighth at the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France.

Camilli produced a trouble-free run throughout the three days and has shown what he is capable of to be the top M-Sport driver on the Corsican asphalt.

The Frenchman was focused on finishing in Corsica after his poor result in Germany last time out, which he did to take a top-ten finish going into Spain in two weeks’ time.

Camilli said “I’m really happy with this weekend. Our target was to complete all of the stages without mistakes and we did that.

“When we felt comfortable, we could push a bit more and when we did that it was good to see that we had some really competitive split times.

“That was a big confidence boost and we know that we are going in the right direction – we just need the experience.”

Team Principal Malcolm Wilson OBE added “Eric has done exactly what was asked of him this weekend. He has made it through these difficult stages without a single mistake and, when he felt comfortable, his split times were very encouraging. 

“That is the natural talent and ability that we saw in him last year, and the reason why he is where he is today. Experience is so important at this level of competition but, once he has that, I’m confident that he’ll be able to carry that level of performance throughout an entire weekend.”