Florian Gonon – Sandra Arlettaz
Barum Czech Rally Zlin, IRC (31 August - 2 September 2012)
Gonon, runner-up in the IRC Production Cup in 2011, is contesting a partial IRC campaign
with the French Saintéloc Racing operation at the wheel of a Peugeot 207 Super 2000. The Swiss driver will bounce back in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on Barum Czech Rally Zlín later this week.With co-driver Sandra Arlettaz, they are looking for a top ten result at the wheel of the Annie Spiers Rally team Peugeot.
Le Dahu - Verbier
Florian Gonon and Sandra Arlettaz will make their first appearance in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in a Super 2000 car when he contests the Geko Ypres Rally in a Peugeot 207 S2000 .
Gonon, finished second in last season’s IRC Production Cup in a Subaru, is tackling three rounds of the IRC in 2012 with the Saintéloc Racing-Mister Auto team.
He said: “I’m just a privateer. I’m coming to Ypres for the third time as my main sponsor, Annie Spiers, is Belgian. The route is very specialised. Compared to the mountains I have at home in Switzerland, it’s very different! I don’t know the Peugeot very well at all. I only got to discover it recently at home, but I’ve only just had 100 kilometres or so of experience. I’m here for the driving of course, but also for the atmosphere. I love the fact that this town gives itself entirely over to the rally for the week.” www.ircseries.com