06-18-2009, 10:21 AM
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British driver Guy Wilks is determined to get to the finish the Belgium Ypres Rally as he looks to increase his experience at the wheel of the Proton Satria Neo Super 2000, which makes its debut.
Wilks, a double national champion, will contest seven rounds of the IRC with the factory-backed Proton team, which could expand to run as many as three cars before the end of this season.
Although Wilks has previous experience of the IRC through an appearance in a Honda Civic Type-R on Rally Russia last year, the British designed and built Proton has only competed on three events.
“We’re comfortable with the car but I’m sure we’ll develop it and continue to better the set-up the longer the event goes on for,” said Wilks. “We’re going to be going at a good enough pace to make the car work properly but we have to drive within ourselves because we just want to get to the end of Ypres with a good, solid result and put some mileage on the car because that’s one thing we haven’t got.”
Wilks, 28, will be co-driven by countryman Phil Pugh.
Proton Satria Neo S2000 Info
Rallybuzz.com -Proton Satria S2000