Magalhães to use original 207 in Brazil
"I have won seven rallies in this car in Portugal"
Bruno Magalhães will revert back to the Peugeot 207 Super 2000 he drove for the first time three years ago when he resumes his Intercontinental Rally Challenge bid in Brazil next week.
The three-time Portuguese champion, 29, will drive Peugeot Portugal’s gravel-spec 207 on Rally Internacional de Curitiba, round two of the IRC, which runs from 4-6 March.
“It was the best solution to use this car for the rallies in Brazil and Argentina because of the travel involved,” said Lisbon-based Magalhães. “We have two cars and this is the older car but I think it can be good for me because I have won seven rallies in this car in Portugal.”
Like the majority of IRC regulars competing in Curitiba next week, Magalhães has never rallied in Brazil before but says he is confident he can claim a strong result.
“The big worry for me is that I have not driven on gravel for nine months but I know how the car performs on gravel so hopefully it won’t be a problem for me,” he said.