Bouffier motivated for Corsica
Bryan Bouffier says competing on French soil will make him even more motivated when he resumes his bid for Intercontinental Rally Challenge glory on Tour de Corse-E.Leclerc next week.
The Rallye Monte-Carlo winner, currently two points adrift of Juho Hanninen in the race for the 2011 drivers’ title, will contest the all-asphalt event in a Peugeot France 207 Super 2000 alongside co-driver Xavier Panseri.
He said: “I will try to drive in the same way as I do on every rally. Okay I will be in France so I will be a little bit more motivated but on each race I am always motivated. It won’t change anything.”
Thirty-two-year-old Bouffier has never rallied in Corsica before but has some experience of the island’s demanding roads when former Peugeot Sport competitions boss and current IRC Motorsport Development Manager Jean-Pierre Nicolas invited him to test for Peugeot on the island a few years ago.