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Optic 2000 Tunisia 2007 Special-Newssection (FIM Cross Country Worldcup)





This is the single-news section of the marathonrally.com special of the Optic 2000 Tunisia Rally 2007, 1st round of the FIM Worldcup for Cross Country Rallys. To see all news please use the link under the article or navigate with the left main-navigation.









Optic Tunisia: What they said after Stage 1 (Corsica).


Pedro Grancha (Portugal/Mitsubishi Pajero): "It’s just like Portugal. It is the first time that I lead an international rally such as the Optic 2000 Tunisia, but I have to be realist and remember that the real stuff starts on Monday in Tunisia."

Jean-Louis Schlesser (France/Schlesser Ford): "I didn’t think that we would do as well as what we did. It was a real feast for the eyes, the countryside was beautiful and the crowds at the roadside just maximised the pleasure."

Christian Lavieille (France/Nissan Navara Proto): "We didn’t go flat-out because we’re only just getting to know the car, this isn’t the Corsican Rally and it’s tomorrow and Tuesday that will really count."

David Casteu (France/ KTM Gauloises): "I went flat out this morning. My suspension left me speechless. I was impressed on the Dakar but this. It felt like the bike just floated over the broken tracks."

Marc Coma (Spain/ KTM Repsol): It was beautiful, after my accident on the Dakar I decided to take it easy without risks. Monday in Africa I’ll be starting behind David and over 25km, I don’t think that I’ll shorten the lead by much."

Jose Manuel Pellicer (Spain/ KTM): I don’t like this style of technical terrain. I decided not to risk it, for me the real race starts in Tunisia on Monday."

2007/04/02 | 12:08 CET | Editor: MR/HS/NPO






















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