The Monster Procircuit Rally Team driver arrived very optimistic at the South, wanting to get leadership back at the R3 Driver’s Championship, after going through a strong preparation, which was matched with technical newness.
Plenty of enthusiasm radiates Samuel Israel, to cope with the Río Bueno – La Unión trophy, RallyMobil Championship’s sixth round, held this weekend. He bases his positive state of mind in the work accomplished prior to this competition, aimed at an intensive training, and technical labor, which will feature the innovations that the Citröen DS offers.
About this attitude to face the weekend’s event Samuel says: “We’ve prepared ourselves well, since we had a strong training, a previous race such as our participation in Rally Santa Juana, the regional championship of Biobío that helped us to assess the car’s performance, drive kilometers responding to the demands of a race that served us to arrive in good shape to this competition and in an optimum driving condition.”
Are you coming with claims of leadership?
“After the retirement in Curicó, where we didn’t add up any points and lost leadership, our purpose is to try to win the three rounds left in the calendar. My aims are high and we’ve worked a lot to realize our purposes, the first step for this is trying to triumph in Río Bueno.”
Is it a difficult task?
“It’s going to be an intense duel against Emilio Rosselot, of whom I must take 15 points. Everything got complicated and rough with my drop-out last round. Therefore I shouldn’t have let go any points; I’m expecting cooperation from my cousin Vicente, to escort me so that we can take more points away from him.”
Any new technical features?
“We’re taking a new engine, after the other power plant got damaged in Curicó. We could test it to know the state it’s in and we’ll see the last details at the Shakedown, to meet the competition at our best level.”
What do you think about the roads?
“I like the kind of floor we found. The only thing we’re worried about is the rain prediction, we don’t know how we’ll find the roads and how they will end up after a pass. It’s expected that they can resist the intense competition grind.”
What do you think about Chile’s WRC round?
“It’s great news we’ll have for three years and it’s expected to last for a lot more. This will help the development of our specialty and, something very important, national motosport.”
Will you compete at the world round?
“I’d love that, but we must first work out the national trophy, which we hope comes out successfully in sport, and then, our participation in R5 in 2019.”
See you on the road!