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GP Week : Issue 32
>> WRC CORSICA to win part on the event as a non- championship entry in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo and finished well ahead in Group N, gaining valuable experience of the event (but not wanting it to be known exactly how few other turbocharged four- wheel drive cars had been entered on this rally), and finished over a half minute in front of a Peugeot 207 S2000. Unfinished Business for Bettega STAGES 3 and 6 of the 2008 Tour de Corse had a very personal meaning for Alessandro Bettega. At this point, the rally passed the location where his father Attilio lost his life in an accident on the 1985 event. His co-driver, Simone Scattolin, explained that Alessandro felt he had unfinished business. He desperately wanted to make the fastest times in his category (the Junior world championship division) on that stage, a sort of homage to his dad. However, as Simone explained, the business is still unfinished: “The first time through the stage, we were beaten by Martin Prokop’s Citroen C2 S1600 by just 3 seconds over the 27km course.” In the afternoon, Alessandro again scored second-best time, this time beaten by 1.2 seconds by the Corsican driver Pierre Campana in an identical car to their Renault Clio R3. 39