Team FJ concluded the Rallye Coeur De France, valid for the Division II French Rally Championship, with four cars in the top-5, led by the second-placed Ford Fiesta WRC of Pierre Roche / Martin Roche.
Roche ended up 22 seconds behind race winner Eric Brunson, despite winning four of the Coeur de France’s 10 special stages in preparation of the next race of the Division I French Rally Championship, the Sept 3-5 Rallye de Mont-Blanc Morzine.
“Congratulations to Eric and Cédric! On our side, we are quite satisfied with our performance. It was a good training for next week’s Mont-Blanc rally,” said Roche.
Michel Morin fought hard for the third place until the end at the wheel of the Team FJ Ford Fiesta R5, but had to settle for fourth by just 11 seconds, winning the R group and scoring important points for the French Rally Cup.
Jerome Galpin / Anne Galpin ended up 5th with the Team FJ Peugeot 207 S2000, just ahead of teammates Jean-Luc Roche / Olivier Bacle, driving the Team FJ Mini WRC, while Jean Galpin / Françoise Galpin finished a mere five seconds outside the top-10 in 12th position with the Subaru Impreza WRC.
Thierry Bureay / Laurent Blateau brought the Citroen DS3 R3 in 20th position, second in the R3 category.
Team FJ will enter three cars in next week’s Rally Mont-Blanc Morzine.