Solans boosted by his WRC debut in Spain

Nil Solans is being happy and motivated after his WRC debut at Rally Spain despite the difficulties he faced with the engine settings and he admits that he had to learn so many things for WRCars during the rally.

The Spaniard driver was chosen as the replacement of Pierre-Louis Loubet in the private team 2C Competition and he did his debut in WRC last weekend with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.

He finished in eighth position overall in this event and the only problem he reported was the poor visibility during Stage 2 where some liquid of the engine was in his windscreen and he had to slow down his pace.

Moreover, Solans said at the end of Stage 7 that he had done some changes to the anti-roll bars and to the springs of his i20 while he did more changes at the first service of Saturday.

"What can I say? I just enjoy every corner a lot and the smile was on my face, it’s unbelievable", Solans said.

"I enjoyed it a lot, I learned a lot as well. 

"There were many new things for me like the diffs, central diff, aerodynamics – a lot of stuff, a lot of buttons on the steering wheel as well. 

"I think we managed everything quite well.

"It was hard to be thinking all the time about everything we need to do in these cars that are not on the R5s, but good, good. 

"I had a good feeling after a long rally, I think we have done a very good job and I hope maybe one day, when I can drive it again, I hope to do as well as I did here.

"It takes a lot of time, a lot of stages, a lot of new tries every service.

"The most difficult thing for me was maybe to adapt to all the engine settings, all the diffs, and to try to carry the speed in some corners. 

"But to be competing on a global rally for me, I’m very happy.

"I just wanted to finish this rally. 

"I’ve finished this job, and we can talk tomorrow about everything, about what is our plans.

"But for sure I want to keep being inside the car. 

"R5, WRC, it’s no matter, but I want to continue driving, because I think our progression is quite good, and just focus on to the next season maybe".


Photo Credits: Hyundai

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