Kosciuszko, from Poland, hasn’t nominated the Greek event as one of his six scoring rounds and is set to fall further behind Guerra in the title race providing the Mexican can continue his impressive start to his PWRC campaign on the Loutraki-based round.
However, Guerra, who has claimed two wins from two starts this season, has never competed in Greece before and admits he and co-driver Borja Rozada are facing a tough challenge.
“We have the maximum points at this moment; I have only raced two rallies, and [have] two victories,” said Guerra. “Greece is going to be as tough as Argentina. I don’t know the strategy because this is my first time in the rally. You should know that we are going to fight for the win in Greece. I think that’s the way you fight for the championship. If you could fight, if you could go faster, if you have to preserve your car, you have to preserve your car. You have to try to get all the points you can from each event.”
Guerra will face stiff opposition in his quest for points in Greece from several star drivers, including Nicolas Fuchs, Valeriy Gorban and Marcos Ligato. Fuchs, currently third in the drivers’ standings, has boosted his bid by signing for Symtech Racing to drive a Subaru Impreza. Symtech guided Hayden Paddon to the PWRC crown last season. Gorban and Ligato both impressed on the last round in Argentina.
Lorenzo Bertelli will be hoping to cover more ground in Greece having suffered numerous issues on his previous appearances in Monte-Carlo and Argentina this year, while Ricardo Trivino and Oleksii Kikireshko will be hoping for better fortune after retiring in South America.
Subhan Aksa, from Indonesia, has recruited new co-driver Jeff Judd for his second PWRC appearance of 2012. Veteran Italian Gianluca Linari has been a consistent scorer this season. British lady driver Louise Cook is back in action after making her PWRC debut on Rallye Monte-Carlo in January.