Peugeot scored a double with the 206 WRC in Finland

Peugeot scored a double with the 206 WRC in Finland


Who among Richard Burns, Harri Rovanperä or Marcus Grönholm was going to win Finland? The fight was hard, hard, indecisive. It reached its highest level when the “witch” chose his victims.

On Saturday morning, when he finds the field of service, Burns is devastated, withdrawn, abandoned. “ Frustrated, I’m losing the meeting at the very moment I could have started thinking I was going to win. I’m in a bad mood. Not about me, but about the situation. This gap, I always discussed at the bottom, and it never worried me. It is long, of course, and fast. We approach between 150 and 160 km / h, but it is in a straight line and you just have to stay in the middle of the road. It’s passing! In previous years, I always proceeded in this way. »

But one car is not the other. Behind Peugeot, he suddenly got up, and the car landed hard on his nose. Its pilot narrowly avoided leaving the road at high speed. “For the same price, my race ended there. I immediately felt a decrease in energy. Zero turbo pressure, I dragged myself to the finish, then to here (Service reserve). »

In the service, the technicians did a great job of replacing the engine subframe, front suspension, radiator, intercooler, along with their twisted, crushed pipes that opened in various places under the violence of the impact. The penalty when leaving the park is limited to 20 seconds. Burns saves his third place, retaining the invincibility patent of a