Wilson: Camilli must finish in Argentina
M-sport team principal Malcolm Wilson has told Eric Camilli he wants to see him at the finish of Rally Argentina without any incidents.
The young Frenchman damaged his Ford Fiesta RS WRC for the third event in succession at last week’s Rally Mexico – taking a wheel off in the Ibarrilla stage. His rally had already been spoiled when he suffered a puncture and dropped five minutes on the opening day.
Wilson said: “From what we can see, Eric hit a rock that was pulled out by Jari-matti [Latvala], who was running directly ahead of him. Incredible, Jari-matti’s not even driving for me anymore and he’s still costing me money! Was Eric unlucky? I guess he was, but maybe he shouldn’t have been cutting quite so much.
“I’ve told him I want him at the finish in Argentina. The good thing is the pace he showed, he was up on Mads [Ostberg, teammate] on some stages, which isn’t bad for his first time here.”