Saturday | 27 Jun 2020

Neuville eager for challenges posed by restart

Thierry Neuville is relishing the task of getting back to work when the FIA World Rally Championship restarts this season – even if he admits it will bring fresh challenges.

The Belgian completed his second day of post-lockdown testing in Finland last week and the Rallye Monte-Carlo winner is looking forward to spending more time at the wheel in the near future.

“It’s a tricky situation for all of us,” he said. “It’s always important to test to get valuable data. Even if there is no Rally Finland, there might be some similar events towards the end of the season, so let’s take the maximum out of those days and try to enjoy it as well.”

With the potential for new events coming to the WRC calendar later this season, Neuville admitted the step into the unknown would be interesting.

“We don’t know what the calendar is going to look like,” said the Hyundai Motorsport driver, “but the main goal should be to get the season going and find at least four or five rounds to get the circus rolling again.

“We need to adapt to the situation and do the best of it. It’s definitely not an easy situation for the promoters and the organisers of the events. We need to support each other. Let’s try to make the best out of it, but I would find it a challenging way to end the season.”



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