Matton pleased with Lefebvre return after Rally Germany accident
Stephane Lefebvre made a successful return to the World Rally Championship at last week’s Wales Rally GB – just two months after his shocking Rally Germany crash.
Lefebvre and co-driver Gabin Moreau sustained numerous injuries in the accident at the Trier event and, while Moreau’s return won’t come until next season, Lefebvre was delighted to be back in Wales.
“It wasn’t the easiest event to come back to,” said the Frenchman. “The conditions made it quite difficult, but I’m very happy to be in the car – now I look forward to testing the C3 WRC again.”
Citroen team principal Yves Matton said he was pleased with what he’d seen from Lefebvre.
“What I am very happy about is that he has no bad memory from the accident and there is no effect on his driving,” said Matton. “In the next few weeks, he will jump in the C3 and he will be ready for the start of next year.”
Lefebvre finished the event ninth overall.
Lefebvre was in top 10