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This week, Guy and co-driver Phil Pugh started their build up to next year’s 100th Rally Monte Carlo with a visit to Kronos Racing, who will prepare their Peugeot UK 207 S2000 next year.

With 55 days before the rally starts, Guy and Phil spent some time at Kronos Racing with their team of engineers to ensure the Peugeot 207 S2000 is set-up just as they want it. Having been knocked off the top spot this year, Peugeot is fully focused to ensure the Peugeot 207 S2000 gets back into its winning ways. Success in next year’s IRC will be more than just obtaining good results on each of the rallies; it starts now with the building of the car and ensuring everything is as perfect as possible for Guy and Phil.

Guy said: “I already knew Kronos from the outside, but now seeing it from the inside, it is no surprise why they are so good! The level of professionalism is second to none throughout the team and the atmosphere is pure passion for rallying and winning!! They really inspire confidence.”

With seat positions and driver and co-driver aids all agreed, the building of the Peugeot UK 207 S2000 can now continue ready for the first test sessions.

“It was my first time to sit in the Peugeot and, for my tall frame, I found a good position. We made a number of small changes, like the first time you sit in any car: seat position, seat, belts, gear stick etc. It was all done with ease by the team. I just want to drive it now!!” commented Guy.

The Peugeot UK 207 S2000, which will be campaigned by Guy and Phil, will benefit from all the recent evolutions to the car and further upgrades as the season progresses.

As the clock counts down to the start of next year’s Monte Carlo rally on 19th January, both Guy and Phil cannot wait to drive the Peugeot UK 207 S2000 and start their 2011 IRC campaign with Peugeot UK.

“It will be awesome to have such a great team as Kronos,  Peugeot UK, and Peugeot Sport behind me for what is possibly the most famous and arguably the most difficult rally in the world. I don’t like to wish my life away, but, I can’t wait for 2011!” said Guy.

2011 IRC Championship dates
19 / 22nd January     Monte Carlo Rally     France     Asphalt
4 / 6th March     Rally de los Alerces     Argentina     Gravel
14 / 16th April     Rally Islas Canarias     Spain     Asphalt
6 / 8th May     Tour de Corse     France     Asphalt
23 / 25th June     Ypres Geko Rally     Belgium     Asphalt
14 / 16th July     Sata Rally Azores     Portugal     Gravel
4 / 6th August     Rally Vinho da Madeira     Portugal     Asphalt
26 / 28th August     Barum Rally Zlin     Czech Republic     Asphalt
9 / 11th September     Rally Mecsek     Hungary     Asphalt / Gravel
22 / 24th September     Rally Sanremo     Italy     Asphalt
14 / 16th October     RAC MSA Rally of Scotland     Scotland     Gravel
3 / 5th November     Rally Cyprus     Cyprus     Asphalt / Gravel

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