With Kris and Paul in Barbados getting ready for the Barbados Rally which, Kris won last year, Kronos are finishing off our new car ready for Belgium.
Our original car was written off in the unfortunate crash in Monte Carlo and since then we have been campaigning the spare Kronos 207. This car is normally run under the B F Goodrich banner as part of their sponsored driver programme. Fortunately for us there was no plans to run the car for B F Goodrich in either Brazil or the Azores so it was free for us to use, whilst a new car was being built.
The car, however, has been very lucky so far as it has won all this year's IRC rounds. Sebastian Ogier won Monte Carlo in it and then we have won Brazil and the Azores.
Hopefully our new car will be just as lucky. The new car is completely new and as such we have had to purchase a new private number plate 207 PMC to replace the original car's PMC 207 plate. This will make an interesting point of detail on any future models as the Peugeot UK 207 S2000 will have had 3 different number plates, PMC 207, IRC 207 and now 207 PMC.
For Chatsworth we will, however, still be running the Brazil and Azores winning car IRC 207.
The new car will run for the first time in Belgium after Charsworth when Kris will undertake a two day test of the car. This will give Kris an opportunity to get some experience of the famous Ypres tarmac roads and drive the 207 in tarmac set up.
Tarmac set up means different brakes and suspension from the gravel set up we have used so far. Unlike the works Fiat and Skoda teams which run either gravel or tarmac cars, we have to change our single car to match the surface we are racing on.
Chatsworth will be the first time we have had the chance to run our 207 S2000 in the UK and enable Kris to entertain his many UK fans.
In fact one lucky fan could be sitting in the car next to Kris and experience the Chatsworth stages from the Co-driver's seat. Don't worry about calling out Kris's pace notes just enjoy the ride.
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Hopefully Kris and Paul will be sucessful in Barbados and bring home another win. It will be an interesting rally as they will be driving a Subaru WRC car which will have much more low down power than the S2000.
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