Craig Breen, Sanremo test with SAINTéLOC Racing
September 25, 2012 by Trevor McGrath
Continuing their IRC program, Saintéloc Racing will run two Peugeot 207 Super 2000 rallycars on IRC Rally Sanremo 12-13 October. In order to prepare for the event, Craig Breen/Paul Nagle and Florian Gonon/Sandra Arlettaz will conduct a Sanremo test session next Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th of September.
Winner of S-WRC Rally GB, Craig Breen returns to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge and Saintéloc Racing at Rally Sanremo. Before he gets behind the wheel of the 207 Super 2000, the Irishman still has a lot of emotions from his GB win: “I’m still reeling from my victory in Wales, where we always had good results. We won the FSTi in 2009, we finished second in S-WRC in 2010 and we clenched the FIA WRC Academy last year. After the tragedy at Targa Florio, my S-WRC win without Gareth was still very hard but the triumph was the best tribute I could give him.”
After this success on gravel, Craig wants to display the same level of performance on asphalt. “I have not driven on the surface for several months. It is good that we were able to schedule a test session early for the event.” says Craig, “I hope to continue the form I displayed during the Tour de Corse, even though I know that Sanremo is quite different. We start with the goal to get into the top 5 and why not get on the podium if the pace is there. This week we need to find the correct setup and that is why this test session is so important.”
Sanremo will not be the last event Craig will contest with Saintéloc as he will also take part in the Rally Condroz-Huy, Belgium, from November the 2nd to the 4th.