Peugeot calls on Guy Wilks to deliver more consistency if he keep his drive

Peugeot Sport competitions manager Frederic Bertrand has called for more consistency from Guy Wilks if the Englishman is to continue as a 207 S2000 driver in next year's Intercontinental Rally Challenge

Peugeot calls on Guy Wilks to deliver more consistency if he keep his drive

Wilks has only managed one podium this season and crashed out of last weekend's Rally of Scotland, having led the event for the first three stages.

Peugeot UK is currently in negotiations with Peugeot France to discuss the potential for continuing in the IRC, and a decision is expected soon. Bertrand said that he saw no reason for Peugeot UK to stop.

"Peugeot UK is one of the oldest countries involved in the IRC and they are very motivated people," he said. "There is no reason to think about stopping everything, but we have to find the right opportunity for next year."

Wilks is reckoned to be the most likely option for Peugeot next season. Bertrand confirmed this, but said the Briton needs to deliver results.

"We saw the same in Scotland - he was the best and able to compete with [Andreas] Mikkelsen, but the consistency was not there," said Bertrand. "Being fast is not a problem for Guy, but being fast for the whole rally is more difficult for him - this is something we have to work on with him. To win we have to be at the finish.

"The only problem we have with Guy this year is the consistency. The performance is good, he is able to be very fast, but the consistency - except in Monte Carlo - has been more difficult. This is one of the points we need to work on and insist on."

Wilks agreed with Bertrand, saying: "I'm not coming here for a jolly. I want to see more from myself. I know what I've got to do and I know that I can do it.

"This is a disappointing way to end our final event of the season and I agree with what he [Bertrand] is saying: I do need that consistency. Certainly, I've felt better and better in the car as the season has progressed. We have to wait and see what decisions are made now."

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