Bad luck meant the Italian-born Romanian didn’t finish in Sanremo and Sliven. However, he can still claim the title spoils in his Subaru Impreza R4 STI.
“After two rallies without points we are very determined to fight for a good result in Cyprus,” said Tempestini. “We still have a chance to win the title but it depends also what happens on the stages. It was a year with good and bad things but we will fight till the end. We came into the IRC Production Cup to fight for a podium place and now we still have chances to win the title. It will be a difficult rally but for sure a beautiful one. I won’t calculate anything during the rally. I just hope that everything goes well and we can finish.”