Rally / 28 March 2011
Victory in the Tank S Short Rally for team Piepers-De WildAfter their experience in the Monte Carlo, Marcel Piepers and Erik de Wild decided to start in the Dutch Short Rally Championship. They came second In Zandvoort, and last week-end, in the Emmeloord area, they grabbed victory in the Tank S Short Rally.
After their successful result in the Zandvoort opening race, the Piepers Rallysport team ran a thorough check on the Honda Civic Type-R R3: Piepers and De Wild were ready for the clash with Hans Weijs? Sr. Citro?n C2.
After SS 1 they lost almost 1 second on Weijs Sr, but in the following special stages they made it very clear which team was the best. Out of the 7 remaining special stages, the Honda Civic Type-R R3 won 6.
It?s clear that after this victory, battle for the title will be decided between the Honda Civic Type-R R3 team and the team of the French car.
?So now, at this moment, we?re equal. It will be a very exiting battle, but we shouldn?t forget drivers such as Jarno van Haren or Wim Muilwijk. Both drivers have very fast cars?, says Marcel Piepers.