Although a technical fault kept Mathieu Arzeno outside of the top 10 places on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse last week, Craig Breen impressed on his recovery drive to sixth overall following a driveshaft failure on the second stage of the event. Jean-Mathieu Leandri, in the team’s third Peugeot 207 Super 2000, claimed the final point in 10th overall.
“You have to see the positive side,” said Ducher. “It’s only our second outing in an IRC rally. The overall level’s very high. We did a good job on the car-tyre-driver package. We’ve made significant progress and we have to continue in this direction to beat the drivers entered by the manufacturers.”
Saintéloc’s next IRC appearance is scheduled for the GEKO Ypres Rally in Belgium from 21-23 June when former IRC Production Cup frontrunner Florian Gonon joins Arzeno and Breen in the team’s three-car bid.