Colin McRae, whose last win on an asphalt rally course was in 2000 with Ford, says that he and Citroën will be strong contenders for victory at the upcoming Rally of Germany.

Colin McRae, whose last win on an asphalt rally course was in 2000 with Ford, says that he and Citroën will be strong contenders for victory at the upcoming Rally of Germany.


Peugeot and Citroen has dominated the asphalt rounds since the Scot won in Spain that year and the 1995 world champion is hoping for good things in Germany.


“The car feels nice and easy and light, and it holds its line very well,” McRae said. “We changed it slightly very little - just slightly different suspension. There is no reason why it shouldn’t be as quick as everyone else. Normally if it feels good in the test, it’s a good sign.


“This is the best chance I have had in a long time to win a tarmac event,” the Scot added.


The last round of the championship that was contested on tar roads was in the ice and snow of Monte Carlo in January. McRae was second on that rally, behind team-mate Sebastien Loeb, and McRae thinks the Frenchman, who won in Germany last year, will be his biggest threat.


“It’s going to be Sebastien,” said McRae. “He’s had a bit of an unlucky run this year and I think he will be out to prove his couple of wins weren’t luck.”

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