Camilli progresses in top eight after Day 2 in Corsica


Eric Camilli continues to progress on the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France after finishing Day 2 in eighth.

The Frenchman, who is competing in Corsica for the first time in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC on his ‘home’ rally, started strongly on the Day 2 morning stages, leaving the M-Sport driver in seventh overall.

However, when the rain started to fall on the Corsican asphalt, Camilli delivered an error-free run on the afternoon stages to go into the final day in eighth place.

Camilli said “Like yesterday, it’s been another very good day for us. We proved that we can have some speed on Tarmac and that was very encouraging because it is never easy here in Corsica – and especially for us as we are experiencing the stages for the first time in a World Rally car.

“I was really happy with my pace this morning with some very positive splits. And to be honest, I was quite happy with my pace this afternoon too but we were a little unlucky on the road. We got caught in the worst of the rain and lost almost 50 seconds in 10 kilometres!

“But that’s the way it is and our objective was not to fight for position this weekend. We want to make it through all of the stages, to learn, and to push when we feel comfortable. So far, that is what we have done and I hope it continues tomorrow.”