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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

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