Eric Camilli hopes his winning start to the WRC 3 season at Rallye Monte-Carlo will be enough to keep him in a Citroën C3 for the remainder of the season.
The call to drive the Saintéloc-tuned car came late but the Nice-based star still dominated WRC 3, leading the season-opening event from start to finish.
The 32-year-old said: “Monte was the perfect weekend. It’s never easy to win in Monte-Carlo because of the conditions. Some stages I was having to push and in others I had to stay cool.
“But this was a special result for me because I come from around the corner in Nice. Now I hope this can make something for the rest of the season.
“I got the call from Citroën who offered me this rally but I hope it can be for the rest of the year. At the moment I am still free. Winning Rallye Monte-Carlo can only help and I would love to stay with Citroën to challenge for this championship – I’m there for that.
“For the moment I don’t know what will be my next rally, but I will continue to push and let’s see which event we can start next and what we can get for the rest of the year. I have some opportunities and I think – and I hope – things will start to happen quite fast,” he added.
Former M-Sport Ford and Volkswagen driver Camilli is well acquainted with Citroën Racing having tested both the C3 R5 and C3 WRC for the factory team last season.
He headed a C3 domination of WRC 3 at Monte-Carlo with Nicolas Ciamin, Yoann Bonato and Yohan Rossel following him home.