Neuville looking to continue good form in Catalunya

by Umar Hassan

Thierry Neuville will be aiming to continue his good run of form at the 2016 Rally Catalunya – Rally de España.

The Hyundai driver, who has extended his contract with the Alzenau-based team till the end of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship season, will be looking to build on his previous second place in Corsica.

Neuville finished last year’s Rally Catalunya in eighth place on the only mixed surface WRC rally in the season.

The Belgian will be looking to improve on his 2015 result in Salou as the #3 Hyundai driver is now third in the Drivers’ Standings, 15 points behind Volkswagen’s Andreas Mikkelsen in second as the battle for the runner-up spot intensifies.

Neuville said “We have had a good run in recent rallies, so I am hopeful of continuing that trend in Spain.

“It is a very interesting one with its combination of two different surfaces, gravel and tarmac. It gives the rally an additional challenge for everyone.

“It is a beautiful event and one to which I always look forward. It was my first WRC rally back in 2009, so it holds special memories. After our podium in Corsica, my focus will be on securing another top-three finish.”

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