With six rallies behind them and five to go, Guy and Phil remain optimistic that their fortunes for the rest of 2011 will turn around in their IRC title hunt. After the disappointment in the Azores, the pair feels there is everything to play for in the forthcoming venues, with there being points-and-a-half available in Scotland and double-points in Cyprus.
Wilks, who is driving a Peugeot UK-backed 207 Super 2000 is presently placed sixth and 38 points adrift of the leader, Juho Hänninen.
Team manager, Marc Van Dalen said: “Everything is still possible with many rallies left including multi-points-scoring Scotland and Cyprus. It is very important Guy is on the podium but for sure he has the speed to do it and we know the car is at the right level. I know Guy is 100 per cent motivated to be successful and so are we.”
Barum Czech Rally Zlín takes place from Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August and counts as round seven of the 11-event IRC season.
Still flying the flag as the top placed UK team, Peugeot UK and driver pairing Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh will be fully focused on producing a strong result and scoring valuable points towards the Championship.
Championship Positions ahead of the Barum Czech Rally Zlin
Drivers Points Manufacturers Points
1 Juho Hänninen Skoda Fabia S2000 83 1 Skoda 232
2 Jan Kopecky Skoda Fabia S2000 70 2 Peugeot 151
3 Freddy Loix Skoda Fabia S2000 70 3 M-Sport 50
4 Thierry Neuville Peugeot 207 S2000 48 4 Subaru 49
5 Guy Wilks Peugeot 207 S2000 45 5 Ralliart 44
6 BryanBouffier Peugeot 207 S2000 43 6 Honda 28
7 Andreas Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia S2000 28 7 Proton 17