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WRC season set to get 'interesting'

WRC season set to get 'interesting'

Mikko Hirvonen insists that the remainder of the World Rally Championship (WRC) season will be more interesting now he has got to grips with his new Citroen Ds3.

It comes after the Finn helped Citroen secure its first one-two of the season in Mexico, where Hirvonen finished behind new team-mate and eight-time champion Sebastien Loeb.

Hirvonen now trails Loeb by 16 points in the driver's standings, but to be second while still learning how to drive the Ds3 to the best of its capabilities shows the driver has what it takes to give Loeb a run for his money.

Speaking after the third stage of the season in Mexico, Hirvonen said: "It's great for the team to achieve a one-two here. Seb was stronger. He beat me after a good fight, but I had my chances.

"These three days of racing have helped me to make progress, and little by little I am changing my driving style to adapt to the specific features of the Ds3 WRC. It's been a really good weekend, which bodes well for an interesting season."

The comments will be put to the test later this month as the WRC season comes back to Europe for the Rally de Portugal on March 29th.

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