02 Aug 08
Argentine Luis Perez Companc of the Munchi’s Ford World Rally Team has retired from Saturday’s competition in Finland after an accident on the last stage of the day.
Companc, who will retire from WRC competition after this rally, lost control of his Focus RS early in the 16km Vaarinmaja stage.
His car slid sideways off the road and collected damage to its right-hand side. Companc managed to get the car back onto the road and over the finish line, completing the stage in the 15th fastest time.
Soon after the finish, however, Companc’s Argentine co-driver, Jose Maria Volta, complained of chest pains and Luis parked his car just outside the time control.
Volta was later airlifted to hospital for precautionary checks.