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http://wrc.com/news/coming-up-this-week ... ?fid=14715Coming up this week on Wrc.com
16 May 11
The action never stops in the World Rally Championship. With preparations underway for the next round in Argentina at the end of the month, Wrc.com has all the news, insight and comment from the all-action series. Here are some of the highlights in store this week.
Kimi remains focussed: Ex-Formula One world champion Raikkonen reveals circuit switch won’t affect his WRC commitment with Ice 1 Racing
Dani’s MINI show: Spaniard takes MINI John Cooper Works for a spin in Britain
Villagra’s homecoming: Munchi’s Ford driver Federico Villagra reveals the joys of competing on home soil
Ten questions with... Chris Patterson on co-driving for Citroen privateer Petter Solberg and days out at the spectacular Giants Causeway
Rally Argentina preview: The WRC returns to South America for the first time since 2009 with a tweaked route and Tarmac sections. Wrc.com outlines the challenge ahead and assesses the prospects of the leading contenders
Good news indeed
http://wrc.com/news/raikkonen-wrc-remai ... ?fid=14717Raikkonen: WRC remains my main focus
Former Formula One title winner Kimi Raikkonen says his first commitment remains to the World Rally Championship ahead of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in Charlotte on 20 May.
Raikkonen is in his second season in the WRC, driving a Citroen DS3 WRC for the Ice 1 Racing team. He says he feels his pace is improving all the time - which is why he won’t be distracted by taking part in the oval-based racing series in the United States.
“I wouldn’t be doing any of the racing if it clashed with anything which I’m doing in the WRC,” said the 31-year-old. “The races have been picked because they fit around the rallies I’m doing. It doesn’t matter where I am when I’m not on the rallies. The driving has been better and we’re pushing harder now. My only target really is to improve in the WRC.”
Raikkonen just missed out on equaling his best ever WRC result on the Jordan Rally last month, dropping from fifth to sixth when a puncture cost him time late in the event.
The Finn has impressed mightily on his first NASCAR tests, with superstar American racer and team owner Kyle Busch commenting: “He’s right there, he knows what he’s doing. Kimi is a race driver, so he knows how to drive race cars and drive them well.”
Busch is among America’s most successful NASCAR racers, but Raikkonen, who drove for the Citroen Junior Team last season, matched his pace at a recent test in North Carolina.
“I got into the truck and ran some lap times to see how I compared to where he was on tyres and stuff,” said Busch, “and we ran identical lap times.”
Raikkonen’s next WRC outing is on the Acropolis Rally of Greece, which runs from 16-19 June.
Maybe for his usual charity thingKriss wrote:Adam Cooperwhy would he want to go to Monaco#F1 Kimi Raikkonen was racing in Charlotte yesterday but heard a rumour that he's coming here today. That will be a good effort!
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i thought so too, i think there is a monaco vip for his member of fanclub every yearbeefree88 wrote:Maybe for his usual charity thingKriss wrote:Adam Cooperwhy would he want to go to Monaco#F1 Kimi Raikkonen was racing in Charlotte yesterday but heard a rumour that he's coming here today. That will be a good effort!