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Neuville continues WRC learning curve in Citroen Ds3

Neuville continues WRC learning curve in Citroen Ds3

World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Thierry Neuville continued his learning curve with a solid display in Argentina at the weekend.

The Citroen Ds3 WRC ace secured his best-ever position with a fifth place finish.

Neuville displayed calmness under pressure and composure on the track after recovering from a broken wheel to finish in the points.

Team-mate Nasser Al-Attiyah also finished a "long and difficult" Rally Argentina in the points ending up in ninth position with a thrilling drive during the Power Stage.

According to the Citroen crew, both drivers are improving at a pleasing rate and hopes have now been raised that either or both of the stars will secure a podium finish before the season is out.

Demonstrating his ambition to succeed in WRC, Belgian ace Neuville revealed that an early mistake damaged his hopes of an even better performance.

"I had too much speed coming into a bend. It was a mistake, it's undoubtedly part and parcel of the learning process, but I'm disappointed for the team. I want to stay positive and focus on the fact we were running at the pace of the works drivers before we went off," he commented.

Al-Attiyah also rued a loss of control and thanked the crew for their efforts in enabling to get back on the track and salvage something from the event.

"We just about managed to make our way to the end of the stage. We tried to mend the wheel, but the repair job didn’t last long. Thanks to the great work of the team, we were able to rejoin under Rally2 rules on Sunday. We are competitors and it was worth it in terms of points," he added.

Next up for the WRC drivers is a trip to Loutraki, Greece for the Acropolis Rally, which will put their ability on gravel to the test from May 25th to May 27th.

Posted by Louise ClarkADNFCR-3205-ID-801354277-ADNFCR