Mat­ton pleased with Le­feb­vre re­turn af­ter Rally Ger­many ac­ci­dent

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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

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