Suzuki wins Junior World Rally Championship
- 17th October 2007, 12:20pm
Suzuki driver Per-Gunnar Andersson has become the first person to win the Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) title for the second time after another strong performance by the Swift Super 1600 at the Rallye de France on the weekend.
“There was obviously a lot of pressure on me coming into this event, but I just did my best to try and deal with it as I could. I was not particularly worried when Urmo was in front of me at the start of the rally, as I knew that I had some pace in reserve.
“But I was really surprised when I saw his car off the side of the road on SS8 and I had to force myself to concentrate. The rest of the rally was all about trying to get the car to the finish in one piece and drive safely. Thankfully we managed it, and the result is another great championship title.
“I'd like to thank my co-driver Jonas Andersson and the entire Suzuki team, which has done a great job all year. Now I need to think carefully about what I do next, but I very much hope to extend my relationship with the Suzuki family into the future," said Andersson.
- P-G Andersson (Suzuki Swift Super 1600) 43 points
- Urmo Aava (Suzuki Swift Super 1600) 38 points
- Martin Prokop (C2 Super 1600) 34 points
- Josef Beres (Clio Super 1600) 26 points
- Jaan Molder (Suzuki Swift Super 1600) 20 points
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