Citroen Content with Duval's 7th

Citroen boss Guy Frequelin believes Francois Duval's seventh place on his return to the WRC on the Rally Argentina was a good result

Citroen Content with Duval's 7th

Duval finished more than five and a half-minutes down on teammate Loeb after returning to Citroen after being dropped by the French manufacturer for two rallies. Original co-driver Stephane Prevot had refused to work with him following three crashes in the first six events of the season.

However, Frequelin restored Duval to the works team after they managed to find a new co-driver for the second Citroen in Sven Smeets.

Frequelin said: "I asked Francois to drive to make sure that he didn't make a mistake. It's important to score points.

"In these conditions our car is very difficult to drive at 80 or 95 per cent. For me it's a very good result after two months of not driving.

Frequelin, however warned that Duval has the next two rallies to perform.

"His is gaining confidence in the car and I think he will do better in the future. Finland will be very difficult for him, he has not much experience in Finland and also with our car. I will give him the same words in Finland, and then we will see after in Germany."

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