Although Not taking part in WRC Rally Portugal himself, Irish Rally Ace, Craig Breen is a team player.
He is in Portugal ahead of the upcoming Rally doing a spot of Recconisance for the Abu Dhabi Total Citroën WRC Team.
Stéphane Lefebvre will pilot the Citroën DS3 WRC in Rally Portugal.
Three months after Rally Sweden, the Abu Dhabi Total WRT returns to action in the World Rally Championship. At Rally de Portugal.
Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle,
Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson
will enjoy the magnificent gravel stages in the Porto region.
With Lefebvre taking over the controls of Breens WRC….
All Craig Breen wants is for Lefebvre to “Take Care of My Baby” in Portugal.
For the Abu Dhabi Total WRT, this rally will be its first gravel round of the season.
They will be up against drivers and teams that have acclimatised to gravel in Mexico and Argentina.
The crews will have a tough job on their hands, even though they will enjoy a good starting position for the first two legs.
The WRC break was even longer for Lefebvre, who only competed at Monte-Carlo.
The young Frenchman has kept himself busy, indulging his passion for driving in a Citroën Visa 1000 Pistes, a 125cc gearbox KZ kart and especially a Citroën C4 WRC.
Competing in the Rallye des Causses, the opening round of the French Gravel Rally Championship, Stéphane and his co-driver Gabin Moreau took overall victory in style, claiming a clean sweep of stage wins.
He was 5th in the WRC2 category at the 2015 Rally de Portugal, Stéphane will be able to use his knowledge of the course to target a significant result.
Video of Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle testing PRE Rally Portugal