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IRC - Sata Rally Açores
After Bruno Magalhaès' victory driving a 207 S2000 on the 2008 Rally Açores and Kris Meeke's win 12 months ago, again in a 207 S2000, Peugeot's chances once again remain largely in the hands of the Portuguese and British pair this time round.
When15 - 17 July 2010 (3 days) 
Deadline 
WhereAçores
PORTUGAL 
CategoriesRally 
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After Bruno Magalhaès' victory driving a 207 S2000 on the 2008 Rally Açores and Kris Meeke's win 12 months ago, again in a 207 S2000, Peugeot's chances once again remain largely in the hands of the Portuguese and British pair this time round.

 

Volcano rims and dry stone walls

"Last year, I had to get out an atlas to find out where the Azores actually were," admits Kris Meeke. "What I discovered was a magnificent island situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery was stunning and its gravel tracks were ideal for rallying."

 

The Peugeot UK driver has never been one to shirk a challenge: "The most spectacular stage takes you along the rim of a volcano," remembers the Ulsterman.

 

"The surface tends to be covered with a thin top-coating of particularly slippery lava dust, and the roads are generally narrow, but also very fast. There are few well-defined, tight turns. The roads wind their way past farms and fields and are often lined by inhospitable stone walls. The slightest mistake can put you out," recalls the defending champion who survived all the hazards thrown at him and his 207 S2000 on his way to victory in 2009.